Paul V. Abbott, FRACDS (Endo), FPFA, FADI, FICD, FACD, FIADT, BDsc, MDS
Dr. Abbott is the Winthrop Professor of Clinical Dentistry at the University of Western Australia. He is a Specialist Endodontist and works in private practice on a part-time basis. Prior to taking a full-time University position in 2002, he spent 17 years in private specialist endodontic practice in Perth and Melbourne. He was Dean of the School of Dentistry at The University of Western Australia and Director of the Oral Health Centre of WA from 2003-2009. He has published over 195 articles in refereed journals and 23 textbook chapters and has presented over 800 lectures and courses in 43 countries. In 2015, Dr. Abbott was appointed Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Dental Traumatology. He has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching and for service to the dental profession, particularly in education and research. In 2015, he was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia.
Adham Azim, DDS, BDS
Dr. Azim is Associate Professor of Endodontics and Division Head and Director of the Endodontic Post-Graduate Program at the University at Buffalo (UB) in New York. He maintains a private practice limited to Endodontics and is also the Founder and Chief Editor of Endolit. Dr. Azim earned his BDS from Cairo University, where he also received his endodontic training. He practiced as an Endodontist in Cairo for a few years in several private practices and his own clinic. He then joined the Endodontic Post-Doctoral program at Columbia University, where he was first a resident and then a part-time faculty. Subsequently, Dr. Azim joined the Endodontic Department at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center where he worked as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Azim has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Journal of Endodontics. He is also a reviewer for other endodontic journals such as the International Endodontic Journal and the Journal of Dental Traumatology. Dr. Azim is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. He has lectured worldwide and has been awarded multiple times for his achievements in research work.
Shimon Friedman, DMD
Dr. Shimon Friedman is Professor Emeritus at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. He received the D.M.D. degree (1975) and endodontics certificate (1983) from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. He is board-certified in endodontics in Israel and had served as Chairman of the Israel Endodontic Society from 1985 to 1988. Dr. Friedman had served as Head of Endodontics in Toronto for 20 years (1992-2012), and as the founding Director of the MSc Program in Endodontics for 22 years (1993-2015). Under his leadership, the M.Sc. Endodontics Program at the University of Toronto has gained international recognition for its excellence. Dr. Friedman has published over 250 peer-reviewed articles, textbook chapters and research abstracts, presented over 330 international lectures, and served on the editorial boards of major endodontic journals. Dr. Friedman is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Louis I. Grossman Award by the French Endodontic Society (2006), the Louis I. Grossman Award by the American Association of Endodontists for “cumulative publication of significant research studies that have made an extraordinary contribution to endodontology” (2008), the W.W. Wood Award by the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry for “excellence in dental education” (2013), the Award of Distinction by the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry (2014), and the I.B. Bender Lifetime Educator Award by the American Association of Endodontists (2018).
Pommy Hallen, DMD, Cert. Endo, FRCD(C), BSc
Dr. Hallen graduated from the University of British Columbia, School of Dentistry, in 2002. He then practiced dentistry at his private practice in Langley, British Columbia, Canada, for seven years. It was during these years that he developed a passion for endodontics while teaching undergraduate endodontics as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia, School of Dentistry. He returned to school and received a Certificate in Endodontics in 2011 from the University of Southern California, School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, California. Currently, Dr. Hallen maintains an endodontic practice in Surrey, Maple Ridge, Langley and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is a member of the Canadian Academy of Endodontics, the American Association of Endodontists and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. Dr. Hallen has lectured at various study clubs and at the Pacific Dental Conference. He is a Founder of the British Columbia Endo Solutions Training Institute.
Brent M. Hiebert, DDS, MSD
Dr. Hiebert received his DDS degree from Loma Linda University. He then served as a Dental Officer in the United States Navy for five years where Lieutenant Hiebert completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency. He served in various military leadership positions, received two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals and was promoted to Lieutenant Commander. Subsequently, Dr. Hiebert completed an Advanced Specialty Education Program in Endodontics at Loma Linda University, where he received a Certificate in Endodontics and a Master’s of Science in Endodontics. Dr. Hiebert has published research papers in the Journal of Endodontics, the California Dental Association Journal and is a frequent contributor on the AAE discussion forum. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and maintains a full time Endodontic practice in Oregon.
Stanley F. Malamed, DDS
Dr. Malamed is a dentist anesthesiologist and emeritus professor of dentistry at the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Malamed graduated from the New York University College of Dentistry in 1969 and then completed a residency in anesthesiology at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center in the Bronx, New York before serving for 2 years as a captain in the U.S. Army Dental Corps at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. In 1973, he joined the faculty of USC and retired from full-time teaching in 2013. Dr. Malamed is a Diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology; a recipient of the Heidebrink Award (1996) from the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology; the Horace Wells Award from the International Federation of Dental Anesthesia Societies (1997), and the Leonard M. Monheim Distinguished Service Award from the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists (2015). Dr. Malamed has authored more than 170 scientific papers and 17 chapters in various medical and dental journals and textbooks in the areas of physical evaluation, emergency medicine, local anesthesia, sedation and general anesthesia. In addition, Dr. Malamed is the author of three widely used textbooks, published by CV Mosby: Handbook of Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office (7th edition 2015); Handbook of Local Anesthesia (7th edition 2020); and Sedation - a guide to patient management (6th edition 2017) and two interactive DVD’s: Emergency Medicine (3rd edition, 2018) and Malamed’s Local Anesthetic Technique DVD (2nd edition 2012). The textbooks have been translated into 22 foreign-language editions.
Jose-Maria Malfaz, MD, DDS, PhD, FICD
Dr. Malfaz graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of La Laguna Tenerife, Spain, in 1990. He received his dental degree from the Dental School at University of Granada, Spain. He then earned his PhD degree from the University of Granada in 1994. Dr. Malfaz practiced full time as an Endodontist in Valladolid, Spain, for 10 years, before moving to Los Angeles, California, to complete his specialty certificate in Endodontics from the University of Southern California in 2006. During his specialty program, he was awarded the American Association of Endodontists Resident Award for his work on CBCT and Trauma, in Honolulu, Hawaii 2006. Dr. Malfaz is Past President of the Spanish Association of Endodontists and served as President of the XXIX Annual Meeting of the Spanish Association of Endodontists. He is a Specialist Active Member of the American Association of Endodontists and has published and co-authored several articles in the dental literature in addition to 4 chapter in endodontic textbooks. Dr Malfaz is known as one of the pioneers and experts in the use of CBCT in Endodontics and Dental Traumatology. He teaches at several Postgraduate Endodontics and Continuum Education programs, and has presented over 180 lectures in more than 14 countries. Dr. Malfaz maintains a full-time practice limited to Endodontics and Dental Traumatology in Valladolid, Spain.
Nikita B. Ruparel, DDS, MSc, PhD
Dr. Ruparel is Board certified Endodontist who practices in San Antonio at UT Faculty Endodontics. She is the Director of the Advanced Program in Endodontics at UT San Antonio. She received her certificate in Endodontics in 2013 after receiving her doctoral (PhD) and DDS at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Her practice in Endodontics includes all aspects of modern endodontics. She also lectures at national and international meetings on pain biology and management and regenerative endodontics. She has also been awarded the American Association of Endodontics Educator Fellowship for committing her career to academics as clinician-scientist.
José F. Siqueria Jr., DDS, MSc, PhD
Dr. Siqueira received his DDS degree in 1989, his endodontic certificate in 1992, and a Master’s Degree and a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology in 1996 and 1998, respectively, all in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is currently Adjunct Professor of the Postgraduate Program in Dentistry at the Grande Rio University, in Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. He is also the Head of the Dental Research Group, Faculty of Dentistry, Iguaçu University, Nova Iguaçu, RJ, Brazil. Dr. Siqueira has authored the books “Treatment of Endodontic Infections” and "Endodontology: an integrated biological and clinical view", and other 8 books about Endodontics or Microbiology in Portuguese. He has also authored and co-authored several chapters for leading international endodontic textbooks as well as more than 380 scientific papers, including the 7th edition of Ingle’s ENDODONTICS. Dr. Siqueira has received several international awards including the prestigious Louis I. Grossman Awards from the American Association of Endodontists in 2014 and the French Endodontic Society in 2012, for cumulative publications of significant research studies that have made an extraordinary contribution to endodontics. He served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Endodontics from 2006 to 2008. His primary research interests are in the area of endodontic microbiology and infection control. Dr. Siqueira is lecturing on endodontics worldwide.
Mahmoud Torabinejad, DMD, MSD, PhD
Dr. Torabinejad is president and director of the Torabinejad Institute of Surgical Education and Research Venues. He is a professor of endodontics and former director of the advanced specialty education program in endodontics at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. Currently, he is an adjunct professor at Loma Linda University, University of Pacific in San Francisco, University of California in San Francisco, and affiliate professor of endodontics at the University of Washington in Seattle. He practices two half-days in New Port Beach, California. He has made over 200 national and international presentations in more than 40 countries. He has authored six textbooks and more than 350 publications. He is the #1 author of citation classics in the field of endodontics with authorship in 16 articles of the top 100 list and also # 1 author of citation for pulp regeneration. He is the recipient of several awards from Loma Linda University. Dr. Torabinejad has received the AAE Ralph F. Sommer Award, the Louis I. Grossman Award, and the Philanthropist Award from the American Association of Endodontists. As an individual who had displayed leadership and exemplary dedication to dentistry and endodontics, he is the recipient of the Edgar D. Coolidge Award of the American Association of Endodontists in 2016. Dr. Torabinejad received the AAE Ralph F. Sommer Award again in 2020. He is a past president of the California Association of Endodontics and past president of the American Association of Endodontists and its Foundation.
Ilan Rotstein, DDS (Symposium Chair)
Dr. Rotstein is Professor and Chair of Endodontics and Orthodontics at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles. He has served in leadership roles for various dental organizations including Chair of the Research Committee of the International Federation of Endodontic Associations (IFEA), member on committees of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), European Society of Endodontology (ESE) and as scientific reviewer for international endodontic and dental journals. He has also served as Associate Dean of Continuing Dental Education at USC and President of the Southern California Academy of Endodontists.
Dr. Rotstein has published over 180 scientific articles and research abstracts in the dental literature as well as chapters in international endodontic textbooks including Ingle’s Endodontics, Pathways of the Pulp, Endodontics: Principles and Practice, Seltzer and Bender's Dental Pulp, and Harty's Endodontics in Clinical Practice. He is the Editor-in-chief of the 7th edition of the classic textbook Ingle’s Endodontics and web editor of the 11th and 12th editions of the textbook Cohen’s Pathways of the Pulp. Dr. Rotstein has lectured in more than 25 countries throughout 5 continents.