Department Chairperson

Adham A Azim
Associate Professor of Endodontics


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Ahmad M. Alnatour
Clinical Assistant Professor of Endodontics
MMSc, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 2012
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 2009
BDS, Jordan University, 2004

Adham A Azim
Associate Professor of Endodontics
Endodontics, University at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine, 2020
DDS, Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine, 2012
BDS, Cairo University, 2006

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

Farinaz Bokhour
Clinical Assistant Professor of Endodontics
BS, University of California, Los Angeles, Psychobiology, 2004
Certificate, New York University College of Dentistry, Endodontics, 2018
DDS, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2009

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
Certificate, University of Illinois, Chicago, Endodontics, 1996
DDS, UC San Francisco, Dentistry, 1994
Other, Oregon Health Sciences University, Moderate Parenteral Sedation, 2010

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Samer Magdi Ebeid
Clinical 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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Jennifer Melissa Fong
Clinical Assistant Professor of Endodontics
BS, UC Davis, Genetics, 2004
DDS, University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2007
Other, Tufts Denal School, Endodontics, 2013
VA Palo Alto, General Practice Residency, 2008

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

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Alexander Hanley
Clinical Assistant Professor of Endodontics
MS, University of Washington, 2013
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 2007
BS, Santa Clara University, 2003

Samer Hejlawy
Clinical Assistant Professor
DDS, Dentistry, University of Tishreen, 1997
DDS, Dentistry, University of Colorado, 2013
M.S.D., University Of the Pacific, 2017

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Ravi S. Koka
Clinical 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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Gordon Lai
Clinical Assistant Professor
D.D.S., University of California San Francisco, Dentistry, 2006
M.S.D., University of the Pacific Arthur A Dugoni School of Dentistry, Endodontology, 2020

Yoon Lee
Clinical 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

Stephanie Lee
Clinical Assistant Professor of Endodontics
Endodontics, University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, 2021
DMD, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 2018
BS, University of California, Los Angeles, 2014

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Nick A Morton
Clinical 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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Michael Pham
Clinical Assistant Professor of Endodontics
Endodontics, University of Minnesota, 2021
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 2015
BS, University of the Pacific, 2012

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Yasaman Ravandoust
Clinical 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
Clinical Assistant Professor of Endodontics
BA, University 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

Mark Stevenson
Clinical Assistant Professor of Endodontics
BA, University of Berkeley, BA, 1983
Certificate, American Board of Endodontics, Specialty Board Certification, 2002
DDS, Georgetown University School of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Surgery, 1988
University of Southern CA Medical Center, General Practice Residency, 1989
University of Southern CA School of Dentsty, Endo Residency, 1997

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Kenneth W. Tittle
Clinical Assistant Professor of Endodontics
BS, University of California, Santa Barbara, Biopsychology, 1985
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 1989
MS, Loma Linda University, Endodontics, 1995
VA Medical Center at Long Beach, CA, 1990

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Ralan Dai Ming Wong
Clinical 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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Sean F Bardsley
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Endodontics
BA, University of California, Santa Barbara, Biological Sciences, 1995
Certificate, University of Southern California, Endodontics, 2015
Certificate, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, AEGD, General Dentistry, 2000
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1999

Shivali Bhatt
Adjunct Clinical Instructor of Endodontics
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 2020
BS, University of Southern California, 2016

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Saman Deljoui
Adjunct Clinical Instructor of Endodontics
BS, University of California, Los Angeles, Biology, 2004
Certificate, Rutgers University, Endodontics, 2015
DMD, University of Pennsylvania, Dentistry, 2008

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Nava Fathi
Adjunct Clinical 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
EdD, University of the Pacific Glady L. Benerd School of Education, Doctorate in Education, 2013
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

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Ken Hovden
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Endodontics
BA, Stanford University, Social Science with a stress in Political Science, 1978
BS, Stanford University, Biology, 1978
DDS, UOP School of Dentistry, 1981

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Mohamed Kadamani
Adjunct Clinical Instructor of Endodontics
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 2021
MS Periodontics, Cairo University School of Dentistry, 2015
AGED, Demascus University School of Dentistry, 2012
BDS, University of Kalamoon, 2011

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

Ella T. Lim
Adjunct Clinical Instructor of Endodontics
BS, University of California, San Diego, Human Biology, 2006
DDS, New York University, Dentistry, 2011

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Christine Inge Peters
Adjunct Professor of Endodontics
American School in Lahore, Pakistan, 1976
DMD, Ruprecht-Carls - University, Heidleberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Approbation as Dentist, 1992
DMD, Ruprecht-Carls - University, Heidleberg, Baden-Württemberg, 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
Adjunct Professor of Endodontics
Certificate, UCSF, Endodontics, 2006
Certificate, University of Zurich Dental School Switzerland, Endodontics, 2001
DDS, University of Kiel Dental School, Germany, Dentistry, 1990
MS, UCSF, Oral Biology, 2003
PhD, University of Kiel, Department of Physiology, Dr med dent., 1992
PhD, University of Zurich Dental School Switzerland, Oper. Dentistry/ Endodontics, 2001

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Phuong N. Quang
Adjunct Clinical 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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Mohammad Ali Saghiri
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Endodontics
BS, Karaj University, Materials Sciences Engineering, 2002
MS, Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Biomedical Engineering, 2006
PhD, Azad University, Science and Research Brand, Biomedical Engineering (Nano-Dental Material and Devices), 2010
PhD, Tehran University, Medical Laboratories (Maxillofacial Biology), 2011

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Mahmoud Torabinejad
Adjunct Professor of Endodontics
BS, University of Tehran Medical School, 1967
Certificate, University of Illinois, Oral Pathology, 1974
DMD, University of Tehran Dental School, Dentistry, 1971
MSD, University of Washington, Endodontics, 1976
PhD, University of London, 1995

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Scott Wilkinson
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Endodontics
BA, West Virginia University, Biology, 1988
BA, West Virginia University, English, 1989
Certificate, Temple University, Endodontics Dept., Endodontics, 1999
DMD, Medical University of South Carolina School of Dentistry, Dental Medicine, 1993

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 249. 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.

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 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 7-8.).

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. 4 Units.

This course presents the biology and etiology of pulpal and periapical disease. (Quarters 1-2.).

EN 404. Advanced Endodontics Seminar Series I. 8 Units.

This interdisciplinary course series is designed to expose the endodontic residents to relevant topics in endodontics and its related fields. Seminars will be held either in person or over Zoom with expert faculty and/ or guest speakers. Seminars will include, but are not limited to, diagnosis, clinical endodontics, stem cells, biomaterials, vital pulp therapy, pain management, ethics, dental trauma, tooth development, embryology, craniofacial development, scientific writing, periodontal- endodontic relationships, orthodonticendodontic relationships, managing medical emergencies, dental implants, radiology, and sedation.

EN 405. Advanced Endodontic Technique. 8 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 Units.

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

EN 457. Endodontic Clinic: Assisting. 1 Unit.

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

EN 458. Clinical Endodontics I. 23.5 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. 3 Units.

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

EN 466. Special Care Clinic Rotation. 1 Unit.

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. 4 Units.

This course presents the biology and etiology of pulpal and periapical disease. (Quarters 5-6.).

EN 504. Advanced Endodontics Seminar Series II. 8 Units.

This interdisciplinary course series is designed to expose the endodontic residents to relevant topics in endodontics and its related fields. Seminars will be held either in person or over Zoom with expert faculty and/ or guest speakers. Seminars will include, but are not limited to, diagnosis, clinical endodontics, stem cells, biomaterials, vital pulp therapy, pain management, ethics, dental trauma, tooth development, embryology, craniofacial development, scientific writing, periodontal- endodontic relationships, orthodonticendodontic relationships, managing medical emergencies, dental implants, radiology, and sedation.

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. 30.5 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. 4 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. 32 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. 4 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. 9 Units.

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

EN 659. Clinical Endodontics: Surgery III. 1 Unit.

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

EN 671. Residency Instruction. 2 Units.

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

EN 684. ABE Seminar. 1 Unit.

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