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Harold Nemetz, D.D.S., A.M.Ed.
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Dr. Harold Nemetz is a dental expert witness assisting both Plaintiff and Defense attorneys with General and Prosthetic Dentistry matters.

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Category: Holistic Dentistry

Patient Education: Informed Consent

Patient education is often overlooked.  Just because the patient does not ask questions about the proposed treatment does not mean they understand what is going to be done and accept the treatment.

INFORMED CONSENT: includes identifying and educating the patient about the following six components.

  1. The “dentist” must present all treatment options.
  2. The “dentist” must discuss the advantages of each option.
  3. The disadvantages/limitations of each option must be talked about. 
  4. The risk of each option should be identified and adequately discussed.
  5. The cost of each option must be furnished.
  6. The outcomes of no-treatment should be discoursed.

The dentist/clinician is responsible for providing informed consent (education) to each patient and for each proposed treatment AND there are a variety of ways to do this including:

  • a well trained staff
  • visual aids
  • software and video programs, e.gs.,computers, TVs/DVDs, iPads or portable tablets.

Holistic Dentristy

The Holistic Dental Network defines the field as: “an approach to Dentistry that promotes health and wellness instead of the treatment of disease. This approach to Dentistry encompasses both modern science and knowledge drawn from the worlds great traditions on natural healing. Holistic Dentistry acknowledges and deals with the mind, body, and spirit of the patient, not just his or her “Teeth”.

Holistic dentistry may also be called alternative dentistry/ unconventional dentistry, biologic dentistry/ biocompatible dentistry emphasizing approaches for which is supposed to consider the patient’s dental health in the context of their entire general physical and/or emotional and/or also spiritual health in some cases. This is part of the alternative health movement.

Although the holistic dental community is very diverse in its practices and approaches, common threads include:

  • strong opposition to the use of amalgam
  • root canal fillings and,
  • nonsurgical approaches to gum disease.

Many practices and opinions among alternative dentists are criticized by the mainstream dental community.

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- Lori M. Bencoe,
Bencoe, LaCour & Wood Law, P.C.


Your knowledge and comments in reviewing this matter are the type of honest approach we appreciate in an expert witness. Moreover, the research material you forwarded is quite interesting in light of the facts of this case.
Again, thank you for reviewing the case and agreeing to serve as an expert.
- Pieter Teeuwissen,
Danks Teeuwiessen & Associates


I retained Dr. Harold Nemetz as a dental expert in _ v.USA. The case hinged on whether Mr. Unin's dentist exercised the degree of care ordinarily exercised during a tooth extraction. Dr. Nemetz took pains to educate me on the nature of teeth and gums and relevant standard of care, all of which helped immensely. And during his trial testimony, he presented as professional, knowledgeable, unbiased and forceful.
I would recommend Dr. Nemetz to other personal injury attorneys as he is very approachable, engaged and knowledgeable. He was an asset to our case.
- Michele Brown,
Power & Brown, LLC

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Harold Nemetz, DDS, AMED
SUCCOR CONSULTING, LLC
P.O. Box 328
Crescent City, CA 95531
Phone / Fax: 707-465-1453
E-mail: DentistryExpert@charter.net

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