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USC 14th INTERNATIONAL ENDODONTIC SYMPOSIUM

The USC 14th International Endodontic Symposium Clinical and Biological Concepts of Modern Endodontics was held at the Millenium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, California, on Friday - Saturday, November 20-21, 2015.

The symposium featured internationally renowned speakers from the United Kingdom and the United States. Speakers at the symposium were Kishor Gulabivala (UK), Leif Bakland (USA), Craig Baumgartner (USA), Robert Roda (USA), Clifford Ruddle (USA), Bernadette Jaeger (USA), Ziv Simon (USA), Anibal Diogenes (USA), Rafael Roges (USA) and Ilan Rotstein (USA).

This year we celebrated together with Dr. John Ingle the upcoming 7th edition of the book Ingle’s ENDODONTICS. It marks the 50th anniversary of the first edition of this classic and authoritative textbook.

A special tribute ceremony was held on Friday, November 20, 2015, homoring Dr. Ingle's life-long contributions to dentistry and Endodontics.

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JOYCE LEDGERWOOD INGLE (1918-2014)

Joyce Ledgerwood Ingle, wife of endodontist, Dr. John I. Ingle, died March 8, 2014. She was born June 4, 1918 in Colville, Washington, where John and Joyce were "childhood sweethearts." They were married July 11, 1940, nearly 74 years ago.

Between 1924 and 1936, Joyce attended elementary and high school in Colville. Following graduation she served as secretary to the administrator of the Washington State Welfare Administration. In 1937 she attended Washington State College. She was pledged to Pi Beta Phi sorority. In 1938 she returned to her previous position in Colville to prepare for her planned forthcoming marriage.

After their marriage, the Ingles moved to Chicago where John was finishing his final 2 years of dental school at Northwestern University. Joyce supported the new family with numerous secretarial positions. Chicago provided a wide variety of culture and entertainment for them, including the initial presentation of Tennessee Williams "The Glass Menagerie," and the much cited revision of Gershwin’s "Porgy & Bess."

After graduation, Joyce served four years as a military wife at John’s postings at Army Air Fields in Illinois and Nebraska. In 1945 the couple was blessed with a son, John Geoffrey.

The next move was to the University of Michigan for John’s graduate training. Then back to Seattle and the University of Washington faculty, to begin 16 years raising a family; Geoffrey, Leslie Joyce, born in 1947 and Schuyler Neal born in 1950.

Over the next 20 years Joyce perfected the art of multitasking; raising 3 children, Cub Scouts and Brownies, chauffeuring, PTA, teaching dancing, entertaining faculty, students and visiting dignitaries. In addition she joined other faculty women in producing 4 elementary school reading texts accepted by a number of states. She then learned Braille to translate the books for blind children, a talent she continued throughout life.

Over the years she joined her husband on lecture tours as they visited all the continents except Antarctica. On two occasions Joyce served as secretary, producing final reports of Israeli and Iranian investigations. All the while she was the principal typist for four editions of Ingle’s textbook, Endodontics, from typewriter, to early word processor, to computer.

In 1964 a major change, moving to Los Angeles and the University of Southern California where faculty involvement was repeated once again. In 1972, Dr. Ingle retired from USC, moved to Washington, DC, and was appointed to the staff of the Institute of Medicine at the prestigious National Academy of Sciences. Joyce again volunteered as a secretary to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Transition Team, and so impressed them she was offered a full time position in the White House. She turned it down when she learned of the hundreds of hours that would be required. Her family came first.

In 1972, Dr. Ingle retired from the Institute and they moved to Palm Springs where they co-founded Palm Springs Seminars Inc. Joyce served as Secretary/Treasurer. Over the course of 12 years the seminar presented continuing education courses to over 15,000 national and international recipients. In 1989 Joyce and John retired for good, moving to Casa de las Campanas in San Diego. They both volunteered for various committees and Joyce was a lead librarian for years.

Surrounded by family, Joyce Ledgerwood Ingle died quietly, on March 8, 2014. She would have been 96 years in June. She is survived by her husband, Dr. John I. Ingle, her children Geoffrey, Leslie and Schuyler, by her grand children, Jessie, Travis, Farrell, Michael and John, by her great grandsons, Xander and Lennon, and by her niece, Barbara Johnston from Boston. Her ashes will be buried in Colville near the graves of her parents, grandparents and great grandparents.


USC 12TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM HONORS THE MEMORY OF DR. JAMES H.S. SIMON

The University of Southern California held its 12th International Endodontic Symposium in Los Angeles, Calif., on November 22 – 23, 2013. The symposium was held at the USC Davidson Conference Center and focused on the theme, Clinical and Biological Concepts of Modern Endodontics. The event featured internationally renowned speakers from Italy, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia and the United States, including several AAE members. These speakers presented the most up-to-date information about regenerative endodontics, dentin growth factors, diagnosis and clinical decision-making, pulp response to injury, microbial control of infected root canals, hard tissue and periapical phathosis, and psychosocial aspects of endodontics. Dr. Ilan Rotstein served as symposium chair.

Speakers at the event were Drs. Ken M. Hargreaves (USA), Martin Trope (USA), Parish Sedghizadeh (USA), Michiel de Cleen (Netherlands), Louis H. Berman (USA), Domenico Riccuci (Italy), Shane N. White (USA) and Khalid Al-Hezaimi (Saudi Arabia).

A special tribute ceremony was held honoring the life of Dr. James H.S. Simon (1934-2013), former Director of the USC Advance Endodontics program. Speakers at the tribute ceremony were Ilan Rotstein, Stephen. B. Davis, Leif K. Bakland, Rafael Roges and Thomas Levy. In attendance were Mrs. Helen Simon (Dr. James Simon’s wife of 53 years), family members, alumni as well as many specialists, general practitioners and residents.



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USC 11th INTERNATIONAL ENDODONTIC SYMPOSIUM

The USC 11th International Endodontic Symposium Clinical and Biological Concepts of Modern Endodontics was held at the USC Davidson Executive Conference Center on Friday - Saturday, November 16-17, 2012.

The symposium featured internationally renowned speakers from Belgium, Canada, and the United States. Key speakers at the symposium were Drs. Jorgen Slots (USA), Anil Kishen (Canada), Donna Mattscheck (USA), Christine Peters (USA), Mahmoud Torabinejad (USA), Patrick Bogaerts (Belgium), Alan Gluskin (USA), George Bogen (USA), Ilan Rotstein (USA) and James H. Simon (USA).

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Celebrating 10 Years
USC 10th INTERNATIONAL ENDODONTIC SYMPOSIUM

USC Endodontics celebrated its 10th International Endodontic Symposium on November 18 – 19, 2011. The symposium was held at the USC Davidson Executive Conference Center and featured internationally renowned speakers from Canada, Netherlands and the United States. These speakers presented state-of-the art information about diagnosis and clinical decision making in endodontics, traumatic dental injuries, rotary instrumentation, canal preparation and obturation, endodontic retreatment, advanced imaging techniques and stem cell-based therapies in endodontics. Dr. Ilan Rotstein served as symposium chair and Dr. James Simon was the program chair for the event.

Speakers at the event were Drs. William T. Johnson (USA), Mohamed I. Fayad (USA), Clifford J. Ruddle (USA), Leif K. Bakland (USA), Sergio Kuttler (USA), Shimon Friedman (Canada), Hagay Shemesh (Netherlands) and Mo K. Kang (USA).

The symposium was very well attended by many specialists, general practitioners and residents. An interactive panel discussion between speakers and attendees concluded each day.


Pictured from left to right: Drs. Clifford Ruddle, Sergio Kuttler, Shimon Friedman, Hagay Shemesh, Mohamed Fayad, Ilan Rotstein, James Simon, Leif Bakland and William Johnson.

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ENDO HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS 2011

A two-day workshop Mastering Molar Endodontics will be held at the USC School of Dentistry on Friday – Sunday, February 4-5, 2011.  This intensive course is provided by Drs. Ilan Rotstein, Thomas Levy, Dan Schechter, Peter Cancellier, Yaara Berdan, Tota Shimizu, and Louis Schwarzbach (click for brochure).

A six-day workshop Endodontics from A to Z will be held at the USC School of Dentistry on Friday – Sunday, June 3-5 and June 17-19, 2011.  This comprehensive state-of-the-art course includes 42 hours of lectures, seminars and hands-on workshops and provided by Drs. Ilan Rotstein, Thomas Levy, James Simon, Dan Schechter, Dan Kolzet, Louis Schwarzbach, Tota Shimizu, Yaara Berdan, Samir Batniji, James Tom, Dean Suanico and Anthony Tran (click for brochure).

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USC 9th INTERNATIONAL ENDODONTIC SYMPOSIUM

The USC 9th International Endodontic Symposium Clinical and Biological Concepts of Modern Endodontics was successfully held at the USC Davidson Executive Conference Center on Friday - Saturday, November 19-20, 2010.

The symposium featured internationally renowned speakers from France, New Zealand and the United States. Key speakers at the symposium were Drs. James Gutmann (USA), Charles Goodacre (USA), James Bahcall (USA), Robert Handysides (USA), Bertrand Khayat (France), Robert Love (New Zealand), Christine Sedgley (USA) and James Johnson (USA).

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USC 8th INTERNATIONAL ENDODONTIC SYMPOSIUM

The USC 8th International Endodontic Symposium “Clinical and Biological Concepts of Modern Endodontics" was held at the USC Davidson Executive Conference Center on Friday - Saturday, November 20 - 21, 2009.

Internationally renowned speakers from Canada, Norway and the United States contributed to the success of this event. Key speakers at the symposium were Gerald Glickman (USA), Betina Basrani (Canada), Ashraf Fouad (USA), Dag Ørstavik (Norway), Ove Peters (USA), John Stropko (USA), Fred Tsutsui (USA) and Homayoun Zadeh (USA).

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Pictured from left to right: John Ingle, Gerald N. Glickman (AAE President), Ashraf F. Fouad,
Bettina Basrani, James H. Simon (Program Chair), Ilan Rotstein (Symposium Chair),
John Stropko, and Dag Ørstavik.


USC 7th INTERNATIONAL ENDODONTIC SYMPOSIUM
Honoring Drs. Al Frank & Dudley Glick

The USC 7th International Endodontic Symposium "Clinical and Biological Concepts of Modern Endodontics" was held at the USC Davidson Executive Conference Center on Friday - Saturday, November 14 - 15, 2008.

Internationally renowned speakers from Argentina, France and the United States presented the most recent updates and advances in endodontics. Key speakers at the symposium were Syngcuk Kim (USA), Jean-Yves Cochet (France), Nadia Chugal (USA), Marcela Fridland (Argentina), David Kelliny (USA), Parish Sedghizadeh (USA), James Simon (USA), Ilan Rotstein (USA), and John West (USA)

This year’s symposium paid a special tribute to Drs. Al Frank and Dudley Glick. Al and Dudley were instrumental in shaping what was thought, what was taught and what was practiced in endodontics at USC and around the world. Both were legendary educators and international leaders in the field of endodontics who mentored and inspired many generations of dental students and endodontic residents. The tribute in honor of Drs. Al Frank and Dudley Glick was held at the opening ceremony of the symposium on Friday, November 14, 2008.

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USC ENDO ALUMNI DAY 2009

Our traditional annual USC Endodontic Alumni Day will held at the USC School of Dentistry on Saturday, February 28, 2009. The keynote speaker is Dr. Peter Cancellier who will present the topic "Endodontic Surgery Update". Dr. Cancellier has over 15 years of microsurgical experience and has taught microscope-aided endodontic surgery with Dr. Gary Carr at the Pacific Endodontic Research Foundation in the 1990’s. The program will also feature clinical and research presentations by the senior endodontic residents (class of '09) and a presentation by Dr. Tota Shimizu (class of ‘00) on the topic "Endodontic Surgery in The Implant Era". The event is free to all USC endodontic alumni, faculty, staff and residents.

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USC ENDO ALUMNI DAY 2008

The traditional annual USC Endodontic Alumni Day was held at USC School of Dentistry on Saturday, February 2, 2008. The invited keynote speaker was Dr. Alan Gluskin from San Francisco who presented the topic "Mishaps and neurologic injury in endodontics". Dr. Gluskin is Professor and Chair at the Department of Endodontics, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, University of the Pacific, San Francisco. The program also featured clinical presentations by the senior endodontic residents (class of '08) and an evidence-based open forum on the endodontic workforce in California and beyond. Drs. James Simon and George Bogen presented and lead a discussion on the current ratio of endodontists to generalists in the community, size of graduating classes and the way it influences the endodontic practice today. The event was well attended by alumni, faculty and residents.

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USC 6th INTERNATIONAL ENDODONTIC SYMPOSIUM
HONORING DR. JOHN INGLE

The USC 6th International Endodontic Symposium "Clinical and Biological Concepts of Modern Endodontics" was held at the USC Davidson Executive Conference Center on Friday - Saturday, November 16 - 17, 2007. Internationally renowned speakers from Belgium, Israel and the United States presented the most recent advances in the field. Key speakers at the symposium were Fred Barnett (USA), Patrick Bogaerts (Belgium), Glenn Clark (USA), Ken Hargreaves (USA), Ken Reed (USA), Eric Rivera (USA), Ilan Rotstein (USA), James Simon (USA), and Aviad Tamse (Israel). This year’s symposium was exceptionally special as we honored Dr. John Ingle, a pioneer, educator and an international leader in the field of endodontics. (click here for Dr. Ingle’s bio)  A special tribute in honor of Dr. Ingle was held at the opening ceremony of the symposium (click to watch video).

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USC ENDO ALUMNI DAY 2007

The traditional annual USC Endodontic Alumni Day was held at USC School of Dentistry on Saturday, March 17, 2007. The invited keynote speaker was Dr. John Stropco from Scottsdale, Arizona who presented the topic "Apical microsurgery in a nutshell". Dr. Stropko is an internationally recognized authority on Micro-Endodontics and has been a visiting clinical instructor at PERF, an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Boston University and an Assistant Professor of graduate Clinical Endodontics at Loma Linda University. The program also featured a presentation by Dr. Fred Monempour (class of '01) on "Diagnosing difficult endodontic cases utilizing ultra high resolution CT scans", clinical presentations by the senior endodontic residents (class of '07) and an exciting evidence base debate on root canal preparation and obturation philosophies presented by Dr. Rajiv Patel and Dr. Keyvan Lazar (class of '07). The event was well attended by alumni, faculty, staff and residents.

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USC HOSTED ITS 5th INTERNATIONAL ENDODONTIC SYMPOSIUM

The USC 5th International Endodontic Symposium "Clinical and Biological Concepts of Modern Endodontics" was held at the USC Davidson Executive Conference Center on Friday - Saturday, November 3 - 4, 2006. Internationally renowned speakers from Canada, Scotland and the United States presented the most recent advances in the field. Key speakers at the symposium are Gary Carr (USA), Douglas Daws (USA), Markus Haapasalo (Canada), John Munce (USA), Ilan Rotstein (USA), William Saunders (Scotland), Jorgen Slots (USA), and Richard Walton (USA). For more details:
www.uscdentalce.org or call (213)821-2127.

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USC ENDODONTICS HOSTED NATIONAL APICES 2006

USC Graduate Endodontics hosted the national APICES meeting held at the Davidson Executive Conference Center, USC Park Campus, July14-16, 2006. APICES is an annual meeting of all the endodontic residencies in the nation. It presents an opportunity for endodontic residents to interact together in an educational environment and also have social activities. APICES is a collaboration among the AAE, the AAE's Resident and New Practitioner Committee, the Resident Communications Network and the host institution.  We were very proud and honored by the AAE's vote of confidence in our program. This was the 3rd time APICES was held. The first one was held in Boston and the second time in Chicago. This was the first time that APICES have held west of the Mississippi!

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USC ENDO ALUMNI DAY 2006

The Annual USC Endodontic Alumni Day was held at USC School of Dentistry on Saturday, February 11, 2006 and was well attended by alumni, faculty and residents. The keynote speaker was Dr. Craig Baumgartner, Professor and Chair, Departmenent of Endodontics and Director, Advanced Education Program in Endodontics at Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry. Dr. Baumgartner presented the topic "Endodontic bugs and drugs". The program also featured an evidence-based debate on the topic "Resilon vs. gutta-percha" as well as research and case presentations by USC senior residents (Class '06). The program was concluded with clinical presentations by Drs. Anastasios Angelidis (Class '98), Paul Anstey (Class '97) and George Bogen (Class '95).

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JIM SIMON RECIPIENT OF THE 2005 LOUIS I. GROSSMAN AWARD

At the last AAE meeting in Dallas, Dr. Jim Simon was honored to receive the Louis I. Grossman Award by the American Association of Endodontists. This most prestigious award recognizes an author for cumulative publication of significant research studies that have made an extraordinary contribution to endodontics.

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USC ENDO ALUMNI DAY 2005

The Third USC Endodontic Alumni Day was held at USC School of Dentistry on Saturday, January 15, 2005 and was attended by many alumni and faculty. Dr. Sandra Madison, President of the AAE, was the keynote speaker presenting the topic “The Specialty of Endodontics- Present and Future”. The program included an evidence-based debate on the topic “Clinical Outcomes of Endodontics and Implants” presented by 2 senior residents, Dr. Neha Sha and Dr. Craig Anderson. This was followed by clinical case presentations presented by senior endodontic residents introduced by chief resident Dr. Afshin Mazdeyasnan. The program also included a lecture by USC alumnus, Dr. Doug Daws on the topic “Endodontic Retreatment and things that get stuck in the canal” and clinical cases presented by USC alumni, Dr. Jan O’Dell, Dr. Anastasios Angelidis and Dr. David Kelliny. For detailed program click here.

 


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