NS-17 Education 2030: New Prospects & Future Direction

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CE: 1.5

Course Description: 

Dental and endodontic education in the US may be considered an expensive commodity with limited access. The path to becoming an endodontist is, however, different in other countries and global mobility brings these potentially different kinds of endodontists much closer to each other. A major component in this is the availability of digital and social media. Another aspect to consider when thinking about the future of endodontic education, is the practice of endodontics itself. For example, with the prospect of non-instrumentation disinfection techniques and biologic treatment modalities, it is conceivable that endodontic education may shift away from being “skill acquiring” training by the year 2030.

This presentation by two educators, both themselves at home in different educational systems, will explore what it is that makes an endodontist of the future and will discuss how the teaching of endodontics may change in the next few years to be more inclusive, rather than rigid, which will promote patients’ well being and providers’ livelihood.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Describe, in detail, different viewpoints of what a specialist endodontist really is.
  • Discuss the significant impact that social media have on patients and clinicians perception of each other.
  • Evaluate educational paradigms related to the training of the endodontist of tomorrow.

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7 Questions
Quiz
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
Certificate
1.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available

Adham A. Azim, D.D.S., B.D.S.

Dr. Azim is an Associate Professor of Endodontics and the Division Head & Director of the Endodontic Post-Graduate Program at the University at Buffalo (UB) in New York. He maintains a private practice limited to Endodontics. He is also the Founder and Chief Editor of Endolit. Dr. Azim earned his BDS from Cairo University, where he also did 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. Dr. Azim later joined the Endodontic Department at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center where he worked as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Azim is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. He has lectured all over the world and has been awarded several times for his research work He has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Journal of Endodontics. He is also a reviewer for multiple other Endodontic journals such as International Endodontic Journal and Journal of Dental Traumatology.

Ove A. Peters, D.MD, M.S., Ph.D.

Ove A. Peters, DMD, MS, PhD, is tenured professor and the Chair of the Department of Endodontics, as well as Director of the Advanced Education Program in Endodontology, at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, California. He earned his dental degree from the University of Kiel, Germany, his endodontic certificates first in 2001 from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and then again along with an MS degree in 2006 from the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Peters served as an Assistant Professor of Prosthodontics from 1993¬1996 at the University of Heidelberg and as the Head of the Faculty Practice in restorative dentistry at the University of Zurich in 2001. He is a fellow of the American and International Colleges of Dentists, a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, and a recipient of multiple awards, including the Louis I. Grossman and the Hans Genet Awards.

In addition to his role as Associate Editor of the International Endodontic Journal, Dr. Peters has authored more than 175 scientific articles, abstracts, and 15 chapters in endodontic textbooks, as well as two books, and has lectured both nationally and internationally.

His main scientific interests are the design and performance of root canal instruments. In this area Dr. Peters has developed novel methods of three-dimensional imaging and mechanical testing. He has also assessed the efficacy of antimicrobial regimes in root canal treatment. More recently he became involved in research in endodontic and stem cell biology.

Adham A. Azim, BDS

I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.

Ove A. Peters, D.M.D., M.S., Ph.D.

I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.