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Endodontics (EN)

Department Chairperson

Alan H. Gluskin
Professor of Endodontics

Ove Andreas Peters
Professor of Endodontics


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Andy Ashtiani
Assistant Professor of Endodontics
DDS, Noethwestern Unicersity Dental School Chicago IL, 1989
Loma Linda University Medical Center, Certificate in Dental Anesthesiologu, 1998
New York University, Certificate in Endodontics, 2001

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Orest Balytsky
Assistant Professor of Endodontics
BS, Lviv Medical Institute, Dr.of Stomatology Prenatal/Dentistry, 1981
DMD, U of Pittsburgh School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1995
Other, U of Pittsburgh School of Denitstry, Certificate in Endo, 1998

David Clifford Brown
Associate Professor of Endodontics
BSD, Newcastle University Dental School, 1988
MSD, Indiana University, Endodontics, 1994
MSD, Newcastle University Dental School, Operative, 1993

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Craig Dunlap
Assistant Professor of Endodontics
BS, UC Davis, Genetics, 1990
DDS, UC San Francisco, Dentistry, 1994
Other, Oregon Health Sciences University, Moderate Parenteral Sedation, 2010
Other, University of Illinois, Chicago, Endodontics, 1996

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Samer Magdi Ebeid
Assistant Professor of Endodontics
Boston Univeristy School of Dental Medicine, Endodontics, 1996
BS, Univeristy of San Francisco, Biological Sciences, 1989
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 1992

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Nava Fathi
Assistant Professor of Endodontics
American Dental Association Institute For Diversity in Leadership, Chicago, IL, Certificate of Completion, 2000
BS, University of California, Irvine, Biological Science, 1992
Complutense University, Madrid, Spain, Certificate of completion of the UC Education Abro, 1991
DDS, University of the Pacific, Doctorate in Dental Surgery, 1995
Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management - ADA/Kellogg Mini MBA Program, Certificate of Completion, 2001
University of Southern California School of Dentistry, Postgraduate Program in Endodontics, Los Angeles, CA, Certificate of Endodontic Specialty, 1998
University of Southern California, Postgraduate Endodontics, 1998
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Advanced Ed in General Dentistry, Certificate, 1996
University of the Pacific, Advanced Endodontics, 1996

Bruce B. Fogel
Associate Professor of Endodontics
DDS, University of California, Los Angeles, 1970
Harvard University / Forsyth Dental Center, Certificate in Endodontics, 1972

Jennifer Melissa Fong
Instructor of Endodontics
BS, UC Davis, Genetics, 2004
DDS, University of the Pacific, School of Denistry, Dentistry, 2007
Other, Tufts Denal School, Endodontics, 2013
VA Palo Alto, General Practice Residency, 2008

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Johnah C Galicia
Assistant Professor of Endodontics
DMD, Manila Central University, Philippines, Dentistry, 1996
MS, University of North Carolina, Endodontics, 2014
Other, University of Rennes 1, France, Clinical Dentristry, 2000
PhD, Niigata University , Japan, Oral Biology, 2006

Alan H. Gluskin
Professor of Endodontics
BA, University of California, Los Angeles, Anthropology, 1968
CERT, Temple University, Endodontics, 1976
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 1972

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Ravi S. Koka
Assistant Professor of Endodontics
BDS, London Hospital Medical College, England, 1990
DDS, Loma Linda University, 1993
MS, University of Nebraska, 1998

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Yoon Lee
Assistant Professor of Endodontics
BS, University of the Pacific (UOP),, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biological Sciences, 2011
DDS, UOP Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.), 2014
Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine,, Specialty certificate in Endodontics, 2016

Lawrence M. LeVine
Assistant Professor of Endodontics
BS, University of Illinois, Urbana, Philosophy, 1958
DDS, University of Illinois, Chicago, Dentistry, 1962

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Nick A Morton
Assistant Professor of Endodontics
BS, University of California San Diego, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, 2004
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Surgery, 2008
MS, University of Florida, Masters of Science in Dental Science, 2010

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Christine Inge Peters
Professor of Endodontics
American School in Lahore, Pakistan, 1976
DMD, Ruprecht-Carls - University, Heidleberg, Germany, Approbation as Dentist, 1992
DMD, Ruprecht-Carls - University, Heidleberg, Germany, Dissertation: Dr. med. Dent, 1992
Gymnasium Mockmuhl, Mockmuhl, Germany, 1986
Heilbronn, Germany, Primary School, 1977
University of Zurich, Switzerland, Postgraduate in Education Endodontology, 2001

Ove Andreas Peters
Professor of Endodontics
CERT, UCSF, Endodontics, 2006
DDS, University of Kiel Dental School, Germany, Dentistry, 1990
MS, UCSF, Oral Biology, 2003
PhD, University of Kiel, Physiology, Dr med dent., 1992
PhD, University of Zurich Dental School Switzerland, Oper. Dentistry/ Endodontics, 2001
University of Zurich Dental School Switzerland, Endodontics, 2001

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Phuong N. Quang
Assistant Professor of Endodontics
BA, University of California, Berkeley, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Minor: Spanish, 2000
DDS, University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Surgery, 2005
PhD, University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry, Oral Craniofacial Sciences, 2010
University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, Endodontics Certificate, 2012

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Yasaman Ravandoust
Assistant Professor of Endodontics
DDS, Azad University, School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1999
DDS, UCSF, Dentistry, 2010
MS, Isfahan University, Endodontics, 2001
MS, UCSF, Endodontics, 2013

Ali Allen Rezai
Assistant Professor of Endodontics
BA, Univiersity of California, Davis, Economics, 1987
DDS, Columbia University School of Dental Oral Surgery, Dentistry, 1999
Manhattan VA Medical Center, 2000
Manhattan VA Medical Center/New York University, Endodontics, 2002

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Raymond S. Scott
Associate Professor of Endodontics
BA, U.C. Santa Barbara, Biology, 1977
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 1980
MS, University of Pittsburgh, Endodontics, 1992

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Ralan Dai Ming Wong
Associate Professor of Endodontics
College of San Mateo, 1988
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 1992
MS, University of Pennsylvania, 1997
Skyline College, 1988
University of Pennsylvania, Endodontics, 1997
University of the Pacific, 1989
University of the Pacific, AEGD, 1994
University of Vienna, Histology, 1996

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Marina Awad
Adjunct Instructor of Endodontics
BS, University of California Davis, Biological Sciences with an empthasis in Neurology, 2011
DDS, University of the Pacific Dugoni, Dentistry, 2014
Other, Community Regional Medical Center, Endodontics, 2015

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Paymon Bahrami
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Endodontics
BS, University of California, Davis, Mechanical Engineering, 2003
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2009
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Advanced Education in General Dentistry, 2010

Franklin G. Ballard
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Endodontics
BA, Northwest Nazarene College, 1965
DDS, Loma Linda, 1969

Nicole Barkhordar
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Endodontics
BS, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA, Biology, 2006
DDS, University of California, San Francisco, Dentistry, 2010
Other, Harvard University, Graduate School of Education, Certificate in Endodontics, 2013
Other, Harvard University, Graduate School of Education, Education, 2013

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Aaron Rocklin Doms
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Endodontics
BS, UC Davis, Biochemistry, 1996
DDS, UC San Francisco, Dentistry, 2001
Other, Temple University, Endodontics, 2005

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Hamid Reza Hamid
Adjunct Instructor of Endodontics
BA, Reed College, Biology, 2002
Other, CSU Hayward, Biology/Chemistry, Post Bac, 2004
DDS, UOP Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Surgery, 2009

Ken Hovden
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Endodontics
BA, Stanford University, Biology, 1978
DDS, UOP School of Dentistry, 1981

G-Hong Robert Hsu
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Endodontics
University of California Davis, Biochemistry Major, 1993
DDS, Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery, Dentistry, 1997
Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, Certificate, Endodontics, 2002
MS, Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, Endodontics, 2003

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Nicholas J. Karney
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Endodontics
Canisius College, Biochemistry, 2005
DMD, University of Pernnsylvania, Dental Medicine, 2009
Other, University of Pennsylvania, Endodontics, 2011

Jeffrey Kawilarang
Adjunct Instructor of Endodontics
BS, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA, Biological Sciences, 2007
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2010

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Daniel Joseph Simon
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Endodontics
BS, Santa Clara University, Political Science, 1994
DDS, Columbia University, Dentistry, 2002
Certificat, Harvard University, Endodontics, 2005
MMSc, Harvard University, Oral Biology, 2005

Course Descriptions

Predoctoral Courses

EN 154. Basic Endodontics. 1 Unit.

Development of the dental pulp, classification and nature of endodontic disease, clinical diagnosis, and fundamentals of root canal therapy and radiographic interpretation. (10 hours lecture. Quarter 3.).

EN 159. Preclinical Endodontics. 2 Units.

Study of pulp morphology, anatomy, cleaning and shaping of root canals; access openings; use of irrigating solutions; obturating the canal and judging the complete treatment with radiographs. (40 hours laboratory. Quarter 4.).

EN 254. Endodontics. 1 Unit.

Review of endodontic retreatment and surgical therapies; dental trauma and sequelae; complex problem solving; endodontic emergencies; endodontic mishaps; and alternate treatments. (10 hours lecture. Quarter 7.).

EN 259. Clinical Endodontics I. 2 or 4 Units.

Study of endodontic diagnosis, treatment planning, and therapy, including management of endodontic emergencies and surgical endodontics in a comprehensive clinical dental practice setting. (Quarters 5-8.).

EN 359. Clinical Endodontics II. 8 Units.

Study of endodontic diagnosis, treatment planning, and therapy, including management of endodontic emergencies and surgical endodontics in a comprehensive clinical dental practice setting. (Quarters 9-12.).

Graduate Courses

EN 401. Endodontic Technology I. 1 Unit.

This course introduces residents to endodontic technology. (Quarter 1.).

EN 402. Endodontic Therapy Seminar I. 2 Units.

Residents discuss contemporary endodontic strategies and the application of current scientific evidence to endodontic treatment. (Quarters 1-2.).

EN 403. Endodontic Biology and Pathology I. 8 Units.

This course presents the biology and etiology of pulpal and periapical disease. (Quarters 1-4.).

EN 405. Advanced Endodontic Technique. 7 Units.

This preclinical course uses simulated root canal treatment on extracted teeth with a variety of instruments and devices to prepare residents for clinical care. (Quarter 1.).

EN 411. Case Seminar I. 12 Units.

Residents review their own cases prepared according to ABE board documentation rules. (Quarters 1-4.).

EN 412. Classic Literature I. 12 Units.

Residents review the body of classic literature pertinent to endodontics, including material relevant for board preparation. (Quarters 1-4.).

EN 413. Current Literature I. 4 Units.

In this course, residents review current endodontic literature using the EndoLit iPad app. (Quarters 1-4.).

EN 422. Clinical Transition: Evidence-based Endodontics. 4 Units.

This course introduces residents to the evidence-based modalities and local rules for treating patients endodontically in the school's clinic. (Quarter 2.).

EN 423. Anesthesia and Pain Management I. 1 Unit.

This course is an introduction to theoretical and practical anesthetic techniques and pain management. (Quarter 2.).

EN 424. Pain/Neuro Seminar I. 1 Unit.

Residents study the physiology and pathophysiology of pain. (Quarter 1.).

EN 430. Clinic Connections I. 1 Unit.

The collaboration between endodontists and other members of the dental team is essential for good clinical outcomes. A series of presentations by clinicians with different training and expertise reinforces an inclusive view of typical and atypical treatment modalities. (Quarter 4.).

EN 440. Special Topics in Endodontology I. 2-4 Units.

Residents attend seminars by invited speakers with expertise and training in contemporary endodontic therapies. (Quarters 1-2.).

EN 457. Endodontic Clinic: Assisting. 2 Units.

In this clinical course, residents assist during endodontic treatment by endodontic faculty in the graduate endodontic clinic. (Quarter 1.).

EN 458. Clinical Endodontics I. 29 Units.

Residents practice non-surgical endodontics appropriate in scope and case difficulty for the first year. (Quarters 2-4.).

EN 459. Clinical Endodontics: Surgery I. 5 Units.

Residents practice surgical endodontics appropriate in scope and case difficulty for the first year. (Quarters 2-4.).

EN 466. Special Care Clinic Rotation. 2 Units.

In this rotation, residents practice non-surgical endodontics under sedation and general anesthesia for patients with special needs. (Quarter 3.).

EN 503. Endodontic Biology and Pathology II. 8 Units.

This course presents the biology and etiology of pulpal and periapical disease. (Quarters 5-8.).

EN 511. Case Seminar II. 12 Units.

Residents review their own cases prepared according to ABE board documentation rules. (Quarters 5-8.).

EN 512. Classic Literature II. 12 Units.

Residents review the body of classic literature pertinent to endodontics, including material relevant for board preparation. (Quarters 5-8.).

EN 513. Current Literature II. 4 Units.

In this course, residents review current endodontic literature using the EndoLit iPad app. (Quarters 5-8.).

EN 530. Clinic Connections II. 1 Unit.

The collaboration between endodontists and other members of the dental team is essential for good clinical outcomes. A series of presentations by clinicians with different training and expertise reinforces an inclusive view of typical and atypical treatment modalities. (Quarter 8.).

EN 558. Clinical Endodontics II. 48 Units.

Residents practice non-surgical endodontics appropriate in scope and case difficulty for the first year. (Quarters 5-8.).

EN 559. Clinical Endodontics: Surgery II. 7 Units.

Residents practice surgical endodontics appropriate in scope and case difficulty for the second year. (Quarters 5-8.).

EN 567. Endodontics at La Clinica II. 28 Units.

Residents practice non-surgical endodontics appropriate in scope and case difficulty for the second year at an affiliated extramural site. (Quarters 5-8.).

EN 571. Predoctoral Instruction. 8 Units.

Residents instruct predoctoral dental students in non-surgical endodontics. (Quarters 6-8.).

EN 611. Case Seminar III. 3 Units.

Residents review their own cases prepared according to ABE board documentation rules. (Quarter 9.).

EN 613. Current Literature III. 1 Unit.

In this course, residents review current endodontic literature using the EndoLit iPad app. (Quarter 9.).

EN 658. Clinical Endodontics III. 10.5 Units.

Residents practice non-surgical endodontics appropriate in scope and case difficulty for the third year. (Quarter 9.).

EN 659. Clinical Endodontics: Surgery III. 2 Units.

Residents practice surgical endodontics appropriate in scope and case difficulty for the third year. (Quarter 9.).

EN 671. Residency Instruction. 4 Units.

Senior residents instruct first-year residents in endodontic technique. (Quarter 9.).

EN 684. ABE Seminar. 3 Units.

Residents participate in mock board exams and assemble their portfolios. (Quarter 9.).