Succor Consulting, LLC

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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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Dentistry Standard of Care

A dentist, performing professional services for a patient, owes that patient the following duties of care:

  1. The duty to have that degree of learning and skill ordinarily possessed by reputable dentists, practicing in the same or a similar locality and under similar circumstances;
  2. The duty to use the care and skill ordinarily exercised in like cases by reputable members of the profession practicing in the same or a similar locality under similar circumstances; and
  3. The duty to use reasonable diligence and his best judgment in the exercise of skill and the application of learning. A failure to perform any one of these duties is negligence.

Another way to describe the stan­dard of care is to determine what would be reasonable and prudent conduct under the same or similar circum­stances. It is not necessarily what is taught in dental schools or described in dental textbooks. Rather, it is what an expert witness will state is their be­lief as to the “standard of care,” and then it is for the jury to decide which expert’s opinion is most credible.

The same applies for specialists, and the jury is told by the judge that:

It is the duty of a [dentist] who holds himself out as a specialist in a particular field of [dental], surgical or other healing science, to have the knowledge and skill ordinarily pos­sessed, and to use the care and skill or­dinarily used, by reputable specialists practicing in the same field and in the same or a similar locality and under similar circumstances. A failure to ful­fill such duty is negligence.

Client Testimonials

You were so very helpful during my trial and I am grateful to you for it.
- Sheri A. Cooley

You may shred the records.
You were very very helpful and also fun to work with.
- 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
P.O. Box 328
Crescent City, CA 95531
Phone / Fax: 707-465-1453

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