My name is Phil Devore
and I am an actively teaching and practicing dentist
in Las Vegas seeking to offer my services as an
expert witness, case planner and evaluator to the
legal profession, particularly in regard to
professional liability matters.
I have been teaching
and practicing dentistry for over thirty very
gratifying years. Upon my graduation from
UCLA, I was invited to lecture in the practice
management program for seventeen consecutive years
and I have also taught at the
University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry in
practice management. In addition to private
practice, I have been privileged to lecture to
thousands of dentists and their staffs as well as
working as an expert witness and legal advisor in
the private sector.
After 12 years of
treating patients in my California offices and
part-time teaching at
I retired from practice at age 36 to teach and
consult in my field, specializing in marketing and
clinical efficiency. I lectured and consulted
in over thirty states and dozens of cities, teaching
dentists and their employees how to be more kind,
considerate, thoughtful and effective as a clinical
team, resulting in more profitable and successful
practices. I attended over 1,800 dental
offices and worked with thousands of doctors during
this ten-year period, training them to be better
managers and doctors, creating dental offices that
better served their patients.
In 2002, I returned
to chair side practice in Nevada and ongoing
consultation for various private clients.
While I continued to publish papers in various
dental journals, I missed the classroom. UNLV
invited me to teach part-time and I jumped at the
opportunity. I teach the business curriculum
in a 2 semester classroom course in addition to
working as a clinical instructor in the student
dental clinic one-half day per week. During
this time, I served as the Editor of the
Nevada Dental Association Journal, a
peer-reviewed journal and returned to working with
the legal profession as a witness and advisor.
My course prepares my
students to operate a small business and to thrive
in the competitive environment of the Universe
outside of the school. I also cover such
diverse issues as ethics and accounting in order to
expose them to subjects that are not otherwise found
in the curriculum from the perspective of actual
practice, not abstract, academic theory.
In my clinical work
with the students, my goal is to prepare them to be
superb clinicians as well as thoughtful, careful,
and considerate doctors. I work closely with the
students to show them on a one-on-one basis how to
perform clinical procedures better and more easily,
keeping the patient’s best interest in mind while
doing excellent clinical dentistry. My goal in
the clinic is to coach my students to be the best,
most competent and patient-centered doctors that
they can be.
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 (CV) 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.