USC 13th INTERNATIONAL ENDODONTIC SYMPOSIUM

The USC 13th International Endodontic Symposium Clinical and Biological Concepts of Modern Endodontics will be held at the USC Davidson Executive Conference Center, Los Angeles, California, on Friday - Saturday, November 21-22, 2014.

The symposium will feature internationally renowned speakers from Canada, France, Israel, and the United States. Key speakers at the symposium are Drs. James Kulild (USA), John Munce (USA), Markus Haapasalo (Canada), Stephen Niemczyk (USA), Aviad Tamse (Israel), Stanley Malamed (USA), Jean-Yves Cochet (France), Bruno Azevedo (USA) and Ilan Rotstein (USA).

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USC 11th INTERNATIONAL ENDODONTIC SYMPOSIUM

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

The symposium features internationally renowned speakers from Belgium, Canada, and the United States. Key speakers at the symposium are 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 are 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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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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ENDO HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS 2008

A two-day workshop Mastering Molar Endodontics was successfully held at the USC School of Dentistry on Friday - Sunday, February 8-9, 2008. This intensive course was provided by Drs. Ilan Rotstein, Thomas Levy, Dan Schechter, Dan Kolzet, Sam Oglesby and Louis Schwarzbach (click for brochure).

A six-day workshop Endodontics From A to Z was successfully held at the USC School of Dentistry on Friday - Sunday, June 6-8 and June 20-22, 2008. This comprehensive state-of-the-art course included 42 hours of lectures, seminars and hands-on workshops by the following USC faculty members: Ilan Rotstein, James Simon, Stanley Malamed, Thomas Levy, Dan Schechter, Dan Kolzet, Sam Oglesby, Jack Brown, Louis Schwarzbach, Samir Batniji, Jan O'dell, and Tota Shimizu (click for brochure).

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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 for WMV or MOV 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:
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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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ENDO HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS!

"Endodontics From A to Z: Hands-on Workshops for the General Practitioner" was successfully held at the USC School of Dentistry on Friday - Sunday, June 9-11 and June 23-25, 2006. This comprehensive state-of-the-art course included series of seminars and hands-on workshops, conducted by the USC faculty members: Dr. Samir Batniji, Dr George Bogen, Dr. Jack Brown, Dr. David Jaramillo, Dr. Keith Komatsu, Dr. Thomas Levy, Dr. Stanley Malamed, Dr. Jan O’dell, Dr. Samuel Oglesby, Dr. Ilan Rotstein, Dr. Daniel Schechter and Dr. James Simon. This course will be held again on Friday - Sunday, June 8-10 and June 22-24, 2007. For more information, please contact the Office of Continuing Education at 213-821-2127. Click here for brochure.


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.