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Dr. Phillip Devore

My name is Phil Devore. I am a teaching, and practicing, dentist in Las Vegas, Nevada. I also serve as an expert witness, case planner and evaluator to the legal profession, particularly in regard to professional liability matters.

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As a function of my experience and training, when working as a dental expert, I can offer advice on case viability and strategic planning for depositions and trial.  I am also very well qualified to testify in affidavits, depositions and at trial.  Please see the attached case listing and curriculum vitae for further details as to my experience and qualifications.  Writing samples, fees and references are available upon request.  Please contact me at the above numbers if I may assist you in your dentally related cases.

 

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Career
2013

Private Consultant

1993 to Present

Dr. Phil Devore Private Consultant

Dr. Devore is available for private consulting to legal counsel, other dentists for practice management, and students for clinical studies and practice startup consultation

UNLV

2013 to Present

Associate Professor

UNLV School of Dental Medicine

Clinical Director of the Faculty Group Practice at UNLV
 
Dr. Devore is welcoming patients to the faculty group practice located at 1001 Shadow Lane Building D Las Vegas, NV 89106, (702) 774-8000. He has over 34 years of experience with general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, implants, Invisalign and complicated surgical procedures

Private Practice

2004 to 2013

Town Center Dental of Las Vegas

Solo Group Partnership with Troy Trobough, D.D.S.

  • Clinical treatment 35 hours per week
  • 6 operatories, 8 staff members
  • Private practice, no managed care
    • Personally producing over $150,000 average/month
    • Providing a wide variety of cosmetic, surgical and prosthodontic services, including pedo, endo and implants
    • Seeing 50 new patients per month
    • Practice purchased by Heartland Dental Care in April ’10

Group Practice

2002 to 2004

Comfort Dental of Las Vegas

  • Chief Dental Officer of Group
  • 5 offices, 15 doctors, 120 staff
  • Clinical Director of Rainbow Office
    • Personally producing $130,000 average/month
    • Seeing 70 new patients per month
    • Clinical and Management trainer for all Drs and Staff in group

Early Private Practice

1984 - 1992

Phillip R. Devore, D.D.S.      Woodland Hills, CA

  • 5 operatory office with 10 staff members
  • Private and insurance patient base
  • 5,000 patients of record
    • One dentist
    • Over $1,200,000 gross billing per year
    • 70 new patients per month

Earliest Private Practice

1981 - 1987

Partnership:  Dr. Emanuel Gottlieb

Los Angeles, CA

  • 8 operatory office with 20 staff members
  • Multiple PPO and capitation plans
  • Large private and insurance patient base
  • Over 8,000 patients of record
  • Two associate dentists, two partner and managing dentists
  • Comprehensive treatment emphasized
  • Over $1,300,000 gross billing per year

Publications

Review Journal Las Vegas Business Press

December 2016

“UNLV’s School of Dental Medicine offers clinical experience”

http://businesspress.vegas/healthcare/unlv-s-school-dental-medicine-offers-clinical-experience

 

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University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine

May 2014 & May 2016

Commencement Speaker

Nevada Dental Association Journal

Summer 2011

Article, With Dr. Bill Bloink:

“ Heads Up”

Nevada Dental Association Journal

Quarterly Editorials

 

ASDA News

February 2006

“Tips on Handling Professional Interviews”

 

As Stomatologii || Ace of Dentistry  

(Polish Dental Magazine)     

June 2004

“Who needs a cleaning, anyway?”

 

       Journal of the American Dental Association    (JADA)   

July 2002

“Warm Up and Wrap Up”

 

             Dentistry Today          

   November 2001

     “Is Anyone Really Watching You”

 

        Dental Town Magazine    

  June 2001

   Get Rid of Recall?  No Way!

    Co-written with Sally McKenzie

               Dentistry Today          

      October 2000

          “Dentists, Give It Up” 

 

            Dental Practice & Finance     

        November/December 1997

           “Miles of Smiles” Winner of Annual Writing Contest

 

               Dental Success Magazine        

          March 1997

           “Digest This”

         Dental Prospects

            (1-800-DENTIST Newsletter)

            1991 – 1997

           Over fifty articles published

                  Dental Success Magazine         

           May 1996

           “Success in Dentistry”

                Dental Economics Magazine    

           November 1995

               “The Five “R’s” of Internal Marketing”

Case Listings

  • Steel v. Johnson

Date:  2017

Involvement:  Expert witness, case review for Plaintiff

Requesting party:  Tom Ogorchock, Esq

Subject:  failed implants – recommended not to pursue

  • Woodward v. CCSD

Date:  2017

Involvement:  Expert witness, Case Review for Plaintiff

Requesting party:  Lewis Gazda, Esq

Subject:  Personal Injury, Anterior Maxilla Rehab

  • Delozier v. Powers

Date:  2017

Involvement:  Expert witness, Case Review for Plaintiff

Requesting party:  Amanda Potier, Esq., Dane Levy, Esq.

Subject:  Full Mouth Rehabilitation

  • McFarland v. Kabadaian

Date:  2017

Involvement:  Expert witness, case review for Defense

Requesting party:  Michelle L. Anderton, Esq

Subject:  MVA

  • Vann v. Smith

Date:  2015, 2017

Involvement:  Expert witness, case review for Plaintiff

Requesting party:  Danielle Tarmu, Esq

Subject:  Dentures, Anterior Crowns, Perio 

  • Montiel v. Rapp

Date: 2017

Involvement:  Expert witness, case review for Plaintiff

Requesting party:  Frank Flansburg III, Esq

Subject:  Damage to lower lip due to anesthesia

  • Lis v. Greenberg

Date:  2016

Involvement:  Expert witness, case review for Plaintiff

Requesting party:  Edward M Galang, Esq

Subject:  Damage to Lingual Nerve

  • Allee v. Johnson

Date:  2016

Involvement:  Expert witness, case review for Plaintiff

Requesting party:  Phillip M. Steans, Esq

Subject:  Orthognathic Surgery, Orthodontics

Recommended not to pursue

  • Linebarger v. Various defendants

Date:  2016

Involvement:  Expert witness, case review for Plaintiff

Requesting party:  William Brenske, Esq

Subject:  Dental injuries subsequent to an E-cig explosion

  • Vasquez-Romano v. Pino

Date: 2016

Involvement: Expert witness, case review for Defense

Requesting party:  Michael Arata, Esq

Subject: Motor Vehicle Accident, Dental and TMJ Injuries

  • Barrett-Venn v. Yup

Date: 2016

Involvement: Expert witness, case review for plaintiff

Requesting party:  David L. Bolnick, Esq

Subject: Extractions, Implants

  • Nguyen adv. NV Board of Dental Examiners

Date:  2016

Involvement:  Expert witness, case review for Defense

Requesting party:  Stephanie Zinna, Esq

Subject:  Standard of Care, Restorative Dentistry, Insurance Billing

  • Borda v Crown Nightclub Black Star 88

Date: 2016

Involvement: Expert witness, case review for defense

Requesting party:  Gary Call, Esq

Subject: Dental injuries incurred during an altercation

  • Jansen v. Boryc

Date: 2016

Involvement: Expert witness, case review for Plaintiff

Subject: Nerve Damage

  • Bachman v Various Defendants

Date: 2016

Involvement: Expert witness, case review for Plaintiff, Treater

Requesting party:  Chris Tebatoski, Esq

Subject: MVA, TMJ injury

  • Ackerman v. Marchant

Date: 2016

Involvement: Expert witness, case review for Plaintiff

Requesting party:  Christopher D. Burk, Esq

Subject: Dental injuries

  • Garcia Esparza adv Magaham

Date: 2016

Involvement: Expert witness, case review for Defense

Requesting party: Thomas Ogorchock

Subject: Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries

  • Kids Quest adv Heidy Del Castiollo-Lopez

Date: 2016

Involvement: Expert witness, case review for Defense

Requesting party: Ranalli & Zaniel, LLC

Subject: Injury involving avulsed teeth, Complex Restoration

  • Colley v Gallo Glass Company, et al

Date: 2016

Involvement: Expert witness, case review for Defense

Requesting party: Robert P. Molina, Esq

Subject: Staph Infection/Perio Disease Defense

  • Bahler v. Shuler

Date: 2016

Involvement: Expert witness, case review for Plaintiff

Requesting party: Jared P. Green, Esq

Subject: Implant Restoration

  • Morris v Franta

Date: 2016

Involvement: Expert witness, case review for Plaintiff

Requesting party: Thomas A. Ogorchock

Subject: Osteomyelitis

  • Marquardt v. Krasowski

Date: 2016

Involvement: Expert witness, depositon, case review for plaintiff

Requesting party:  Thomas A. Ogorchock

Subject: Orthodontics, complex restoration, occlucion

  •  Toder v. Frederich

Date:  2015

Involvement:  Expert witness, case review for Plaintiff

Requesting party:  Craig Gallasso, Esq

Subject:  Endodontics

Recommended not to pursue

  • Tang adv. NV Board of Dental Examiners

Date:  2015

Involvement:  Expert witness, case review for Defense

Requesting party:  Eric Stryker, Esq

Subject:  Periodontics, Auxiliary delegation

  •  Sheets v. Aiello

Date:  2015

Involvement:  Expert witness, case review for Plaintiff

Requesting party:  Tom Ogorchock, Esq

Subject:  Dental Restoration, Endodontics

Case settled, award to plaintiff

  • Reyes adv. Klink, et al

Date:  2015

Involvement:  Expert witness, case review for Defense

Requesting party:  Michael Navratil, Esq

Subject:  Defense re standard of care before NV Board

  • Radulovic v. Prokopets

Date:  2015

Involvement:  Expert witness, case review for Plaintiff

Requesting party:  Steven Guy, Esq

Subject:  Dental Implants

Recommended not to pursue

  • Negrette v. Yalda

Date:  2015

Involvement:  Expert witness, case review for Defense

Requesting party:  Rosalinda Cruz Armas, Esq

Subject:  Dental Injuries resulting from an altercation

  • Moore v. Hoang

Date:  2015

Involvement:  Expert witness, case review for Defense

Requesting party:  Michael Navratil, Esq

Subject:  Standard of Care, NV Dental Board Inquiry 

  • Geiger v. Macaboy

Date:  2015

Involvement:  Expert witness, case review for Plaintiff

Requesting party:  Thomas Ogorchock, Esq

Subject:  Oral Surgery ( Third Molar Removal )

Recommended not to pursue

  • Deming v. Manha

Date:  2015

Involvement:  Expert witness, case review for Defense

Requesting party:  Dylan Todd, Esq

Subject:  MVA, Dental Injuries

  • Foster v. Scher

Date:  2015

Involvement:  Expert witness, case review for Defense

Requesting party:  R. Kade Baird, Esq

Subject:  MVA, TMJ Injuries

  • Nider v. Galbarra

Date:  2014

Involvement:  Expert witness, case review for Plaintiff

Requesting party:  William Gosney, Esq

Subject: Endodontics, Trigeminal Neuralgia

Recommended not to pursue

  • Turpin v. Wagner

Date:  2014

Involvement:  Expert witness, case review for Plaintiff, Affidavit

Requesting party:  Brett Whipple, Esq

Subject:  Standard of Care

  • Rheinhart v. State Farm

Date:  2014

Involvement:  Expert witness, case review for Defense

Requesting party:  Amy Lee

Subject:  MVA dental injuries

  • Behmke v. Stangl

Date:  2014

Involvement:  Expert witness, case review for Plaintiff

Requesting party:  Thomas Ogorchock, Esq

Subject:  Orthodontic Malpractice

Case settled, award to plaintiff 

  • Poppe v. U.S Dept. of Veteran Affairs

Date:  2014

Involvement:  Expert witness, case review for Plaintiff

Requesting party:  Plaintiff, in pro per

Subject:  Implant failure

  • Bawden v. Kolstad

Date:  2014

Involvement:  Expert witness, case review for Plaintiff

Requesting party:  Torger Oaas, Esq

Subject:  Nerve Damage

Recommended not to pursue

  • Graham v. Salehpour

Date:  2014

Involvement:  Expert witness, case review for Plaintiff

Requesting party:  Robert L. Wishner, Esq

Subject:  Endodontics

Recommended not to pursue

  • Capaldi v. Padilla

Date:  2014

Involvement:  Expert witness, case review for Defense

Requesting party:  Rachel Lewis, Esq

Subject:  Motor Vehicle Accident

  • Cohen v. Zmick

Date:  2013

Involvement:  Expert witness, case review for Plaintiff

Requesting party:  Erron H. Fisher, Esq

Subject:  Tongue Laceration, Nerve Damage

  • Weigt v. Landers

Date:  2013

Involvement:  Expert witness, case review for Plaintiff

Requesting party:  Craig Gallasso, Esq

Subject:  Complex Restoration

Case settled, payment to Plaintiff 

  • Gray v. Frank

Date:  2013

Involvement:  Expert witness, Treater

Requesting party:  Stephanie Zinna, Esq

Subject:  Dental Infection

  • DiCherico v. Callaway

Date:  2013

Involvement:  Expert witness, case review for Plaintiff

Requesting party:  William Gamage, Esq

Subject:  Complex Dental Restoration Failure

Case settled, award to plaintiff, six figures

  • Eum v. Kim

Date:  2013

Involvement:  Expert witness, case review for Plaintiff

Requesting party:  Craig Gallasso, Esq

Subject:  Complex Dental Implant Restoration Failure

Case settled, award to plaintiff, six figures

  • Hadsel v. Aria

Date:  2013

Involvement:  Expert witness, case review for Defense

Requesting party:  Karissa K. Mack, Esq

Subject:  Personal Dental Injury

  • Fischer V. Dunn

Date:  2013

Involvement:  Expert witness, case review for defense

Requesting party:  Marion V. Hamilton-Thevenet, Esq

Subject:  Motor Vehicle Accident

  • Johnson v. Frank

Date:  2013

Involvement:  Expert witness, case review for plaintiff

Requesting party:  Kenneth M. Roberts, Esq

Subject:  Oral Pathology ( Malignant Melanoma )

Case Settled, payment to plaintiff, six figures

  • Gonzales v. Taheri

Date:  2013

Involvement:  Expert witness, case review for plantiff

Requesting party:  Gary S. Bennett, Esq

Subject:  Post-extraction complications 

  • Naiman v. Chavez

Date:  2013

Involvement:  Expert witness, case review for defense

Requesting party:  Christi Haymaker, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Subject:  motor vehicle accident 

  • Bucknell v. Leavitt

Date:  2013

Involvement:  Expert witness, case review for defense

Requesting party:  Michael Navratil, Esq

Subject:  Post-extraction complications With Nerve

Case settled, plaintiff

  • Mondragon v. Del Rio Construction

Date:  2013

Involvement:  expert witness, case review for plaintiff

Requesting party: Jesse Quackenbush, Esq

Subject: Effect of MVA on Dental School Application

Case dropped after recommended not to pursue

  • Rios v. Baugh

Date:  2013

Involvement:  expert witness, case review for plaintiff

Requesting party:  Jesse Quackenbush, Esq

Subject:  Dental Damages Due to Endodontic Irrigation

Case dropped after recommended not to pursue

  • Rizzato v. Qualxserv

Date:  2013

Involvement:  expert witness, case review for defense

Requesting party:  Scott R. Cook, Esq

Subject:  Dental Damages Subsequent to MVA

Case settled

  • Phoenix v. Welch

Date:  2013

Involvement:  expert witness, case review for plaintiff

Requesting party:  S. Yarmy, Esq

Subject:  Dental Damages Due to Metal Allergy

Case dropped after recommended not to pursue

  • Anderson v. Durnin

Date:  2012

Involvement:  expert witness, case review for plaintiff

Requesting party:  David Ducharme, Esq

Subject:  Dental Damages Due to Failure of Complex Restoration (Implants, Fixed)

  • Simmerman v. Pueblo Electric

Date:  2012

Involvement:  expert witness, case review for defense

Requesting party:  Michael C. Kane, Esq

Subject:  Dental Damages Post-Electrocution

Case settled 

  • Moore  V. Mann

Date:  2012

Involvement:  expert witness, case review for plaintiff

Requesting party:  William R. Brenske, Esq

Subject:  Aspiration of Dental Inlay 

  • Harutyunyan v. Chin

Date:  2012

Involvement:  expert witness, case review for plaintiff

Requesting party:  Ashley Hanks, Esq

Subject:  Oral Surgery/Sedation

  • Herrington v. Gilbreth

Date:  2012

Involvement:  expert witness, case review for plaintiff

Requesting party:  John Marcin, Esq

Subject:  failure to diagnose tongue cancer

Tried before a jury, result: $600K+ for plaintiff

  • Whittle v. Maihoffer

Date:  2012

Involvement:  expert witness, case review for plaintiff

Requesting party:  Thomas Ogorchock, Esq

Subject:  General Dental Pattern of Practice Failures

Settled for plaintiff, six figures

  • York v. Cobel

Date:  2011

Involvement:  expert witness, case review for Defense

Requesting party:  Christina Cuevas, Kring and Chung

Subject:  Dental Injuries Post-MVA

  • Hines v. Kruel

Date:  2012

Involvement:  expert witness, case review for plaintiff

Requesting party:  Thomas Ogorchock, Esq

Subject:  Endodontic Failure

  • Olson v. Kovacevic

Date:  2012

Involvement:  expert witness, case review for defense

Requesting party:  J. Scott Henderson

Subject:  Post MVA dental injuries

  • Neitzel V.Warren, D.D.S. et al

Date:  2012

Involvement:  expert witness, case review for Plaintiff

Requesting party:  Thomas Ogorchock

Subject:  Trigeminal Neuralgia post root canal, extraction therapy

Recommended not to pursue

  • Sachs v. Luloff

Date:  2011

Involvement:  expert witness, case review for Plaintiff

Requesting party:  Thomas Ogorchock

Subject:  Vertebral infection post root canal

Recommended not to pursue

  • Zinna V. Mandalay Bay

Date:  2011

Involvement:  expert witness, case review for Plaintiff

Requesting party:  Ryan M. Anderson, Esq

Subject:  Tooth Fracture Due To Debris In Food

  • Painter v. Rhoades

Date:  2011

Involvement:  expert witness, case review for Plaintiff

Requesting party:  William Fix

Subject:  Sinus infection post extraction

Recommended not to pursue

  • Gonzales V. UCLA School of Dentistry

Date:  2011

Involvement:  Expert Witness, Case Review for Plaintiff

Requesting Party:  James Victor Kosnett

Subject:  Dental student grade dispute

  • Baldwin v. Romanelli

Date:  2011

Involvement:  Expert Witness, Case Review for Plaintiff

Requesting Party:  Tracy Baldwin

Subject:  Restorative Dentistry

Recommended not to pursue

  • Iserino v. Anghesom

Date:  2011

Involvement:  expert witness, case review for Defense

Requesting party:  Diane Carr Roth

Subject:  Medical Emergency in  Dental Office

settled for plaintiff

  • DeMarco V. Lewis

Date:  2011

Involvement:  expert witness, case review for plaintiff

Requesting party:  Thomas Ogorchock, Esq

Subject:  Cosmetic Dentistry

Settled for plaintiff at arbitration

  • Lindhorst v. Kline

Date:  2011

Involvement:  expert witness, case review for plaintiff

Requesting party:  Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith

Subject:  General Dentistry

  • Moczynski v. Conner, McKeever, et al

Date:  2010

Involvement:  expert witness, case review for plaintiff

Requesting party:  Thomas Ogorchock, Esq

Subject:  Osteoradionecrosis Post Oral Surgery

Settled for six figures – plaintiff

  • Case under review

Date:  2010

Involvement:  expert witness, case review ( Plaintiff )

Requesting party:  Jesse SBaih, Esq

Subject:  Periodontal failure, Implants

  • Case under review

Date:  2010

Involvement:  expert witness, case review for Defense

Requesting party:  Randa Shea, Esq

Subject:  Oral Surgery

  • Benjamin v. Benjamin

Date:  2009

Involvement:  expert witness, report

Requesting party:  Dr. Benjamin

Subject:  practice valuation in divorce proceeding

  • Woodward V. Anderson

Date:  2009

Involvement:  expert witness, report ( plaintiff )

Requesting party:  Louis W Camp, attorney at law

Subject:  Standard of care re invisalign orthodontics

settled for six figures for plaintiff

  • Most V. Novad Construction

Date:  2009

Involvement:  expert witness, report, testimony at arbitration ( Defense )

Requesting party:  Steven Loizzi, attorney at law

Subject:  revenue losses due to construction delays

case dismissed

  • Scarcelli v. Wall

Date:  2008, 2009

Involvement:  expert witness, report ( Defense )

Requesting party:  Robert B. Smith, attorney at law

Subject:  Standard of care re endodontics

Case settled

  • Reich V. Howey

Date:  2008

Involvement:  expert witness, report ( Defense )

Requesting party:  Robert B. Smith, attorney at law

Subject:  Standard of care re endodontics and surgery

  • Kaster v. Pell

Date:  2008, 2009

Involvement:  expert witness, deposition, witness at trial ( Defense )

Requesting party:  Terry L. Wike, attorney at law

Subject:  endodontic access and fill

result:  Defense verdict, no award

  • Goetzinger V. Mandalay Bay Resort Group et al

Date:  2008

Involvement:  expert witness ( Plaintiff )

Requesting party:  Tharpe & Howell, Jon Blum, Esq.

Subject:  dental injuries

  • Wolf v. Lund

Date:  2008

Involvement:  expert witness, consultant, affidavit written and filed ( Plaintiff )

Requesting Party:  White, Meany & Wetherall,  Peter C. Wetherall, Esq.

Subject:  Professional Liability, Dental infection

Settled for plaintiff

  • Case under review

Date:  2008

Involvement:  expert witness, consultant ( Defense )

Requesting Party:  White, Meany & Wetherall,  Peter C. Wetherall, Esq.

Subject:  Professional Liability, implants and complex restoration

  • Saltz v. Cunetto

Date:  2008

Involvement:  expert witness for defendant, report, expert testimony at trial ( Defense )

Requesting Party:  Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith and John B. Cotton & Assoc

Subject:  Aesthetic Dentistry

Result:  Plaintiff Verdict

  • Barish V. CSAA

Date:  2007

Involvement:  expert witness, report ( Plaintiff )

Requesting party:  Tharpe & Howell, Jon Blum, Esq.

Subject:  Dental Injuries

  • Millen v. Boulder Station, Inc.

Date:  2007

Involvement:  expert opinion, report ( Plaintiff )

Requesting Party:  Robert W. Lueck, Ltd

Subject:  Dental Injuries

 

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Dr. Phillip Devore

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201 Luxaire Court
Las Vegas, NV 89144 

Voice: 702. 254.0123

Fax:     702. 804.8700

Cell:     702.497.7076