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DMD Medical and Dental Laser Systems and Photobiology Expert

Technical Consultant #2296


Expertise

  • Medical laser technology and product development with specific focus to the Medical Infectious Disease and Dental Surgical industry.
  • Bacterial and fungal elimination laser system.
  • Photobiology technology in the medical and dental industry.
  • FDA Approvals (FDA 510(k). Products: Lumenis, Contact Bone Ablation with Er:YAG lasers and OPUSDUO; OPUSDUO E; OPUSDUO EC, OPUS 20; and OPUS SPECTRUM.
  • FDA cleared and CE Mark approved Onychomycosis Laser System selling world-wide.
  • Dual Wavelength Infrared Laser.
  • Laser based techniques in dentistry and dental surgery.
  • Optical method for modulation of biochemical processes in tissue.

Expert Witness Experience

Over 12 Years of Dental and Medical Malpractice Expert Witness and Testimony:

  • Technology expert consultant Dental laser photobiology.
  • Expert Witness and Consultant (for Large Light Based Dental Device Patent).
  • Prior Art Research and Analysis.
  • Utility Patent Infringement.
  • Claims Construction Analysis.
  • Design Patent Infringement and Analysis.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, Chief Scientific Officer and Chief Medical Officer, 2005 - Present

  • Founder, CSO and CMO of Medical Laser start-up company currently in Human Clinical trials with proprietary bacterial and fungal elimination laser system.
  • FDA cleared and CE Mark approved Onychomycosis Laser System selling world-wide.
  • Inventor and recipient of U.S. and foreign patents concerning light based medical devices.

Lumenis Technologies, Yokneam, Israel, 2001 - 2004

Consultant in Photobiology and Laser-Tissue Thermodynamics

  • Created Novel Laser procedures for framework Lumenis systems.
  • Created FDA pathway for "Contact Bone" approval with Er:YAG laser system.
  • Expert and consultant for Patent infringement litigation with competitor.

Sun Life Ins Company, 1997 - 1999

  • Dental insurance examiner.

Millpond Dental Associates, Owner, 1993 - 2010

Dentist in Private Practice

  • Laser based techniques in dentistry and dental surgery.
  • Oral implantology, TMJ, Prosthetics and Full-mouth reconstruction.
  • Maxillofacial Tomographic Imaging Center.

Accomplishments-Studies

Animal Clinical studies - Lead scientist

  • Mouse 3T3 Fibroblast Studies.
  • Testing: Thermal and Optical Safety on Mammalian Mouse 3T3 Fibroblast Tissue when exposed to Nimels laser doses shown to be lethal to bacteria in vitro.

Design and Execution of Animal IACUC Approved Pre-Clinical Trials

  • IACUC approved pilot dosimetry study using a NIMELS Laser on Dorsal Skin of the FBV Mouse Strain.
  • IACUC approved FDA safety and efficacy study of the Noveon® Laser System in Yorkshire Pigs.
  • Noveon Tissue sample testing for human MRSA study.

Human Clinical studies - Lead Clinician (Design and Execution of Clinical Trials)

  • Near Infrared Microbial Elimination Laser System (NIMELS): Device performance clinical study for treatment of Onychomycosis.
  • Periodontal biofilm targeting technology study.
  • NOVEON laser treatment to attempt microbial reduction and elimination of nasal colonization of MRSA: a device performance clinical study.
  • Retrospective two year study of 199 patients at 12 clinical sites, following treatment of Mycotic Toenails with the Noveon Laser.

Design, Implementation -Completion of In Vitro Laser, Tissue and Microbiology Studies

  • Microbial Reduction and elimination of E. Coli K-12
  • Microbial Reduction and elimination of Staph Aureus
  • Microbial Reduction and elimination of Candida Albicans
  • Microbial Reduction and elimination of Multi Drug resistant E. Coli (MDRE)
  • Microbial Reduction and elimination of Trychophyton Rubrum
  • Microbial Reduction and elimination of Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus
  • Microbial Reduction and elimination of MRSA and MDRE
  • Assessment of the Impact of sub-lethal Doses of the NIMELS Laser on Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  • Human adipose Lipolysis initial studies
  • Presentation of Whitepaper to DARPA - Chrono-Photo-Biology
  • Human adipose lipolysis assays for laser therapy
  • Microbial assessment of Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriaceae

Honors & Publications


Credentials

  • Licensed to practice dentistry (Massachusetts)
  • Minor Human Nutrition, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
  • PGY - Post graduate General Dentistry, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Maimonides Medical Center, General Practice Residency, Brooklyn, NY

Awards

  • Recipient of the Senior Student Award from Tufts University Dental School

Publications and Patents

  • Author and Co-Author of numerous publications in medical journals, peer reviewed scientific journals, education text and lecturers.
  • Over a dozen patents (U.S., Europe, and Asia)

Education

  • D.M.D. Dental Medicine, Tufts University, Boston, MA
  • D.S. Biochemistry, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
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