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October 14 - 16, 2021

Featured Speakers

Hands-on instruction and invaluable insight from our skilled clinicians will augment your technical endodontic skills for improved patient experiences and clinical outcomes, as well as enhance your practice management proficiencies for well-organized records management.

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Don Phin

J.D.

Don Phin is a unique presenter. A former trial lawyer, Don has authored numerous books and training programs. He’s had the opportunity to train more than 6,000 CEOs nationwide, as well as many of their executives. Don built and sold an HR company and now spends his time speaking, advising, and coaching executives. He lives in sunny Coronado, California.

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Dr. Sander Greenland

M.A., M.S., Dr. P.H., M.D.

Sander Greenland is Emeritus Professor of Epidemiology and Statistics at UCLA. He received honors Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Mathematics from the University of California Berkeley where he was Regent's and National Science Foundation Fellow in Mathematics, followed by Master's and Doctoral degrees in Epidemiology from UCLA where he was Regent's Fellow in Epidemiology. He became Professor of Epidemiology in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health in 1989 and Professor of Statistics in the UCLA College of Letters and Science in 1999. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society in 1993, a Fellow of the American Statistical Association in 1998, and was given an honorary doctorate by Aarhus University in 2013. He has published over 400 scientific papers and book chapters, and co-authored a leading advanced textbook on epidemiology. His many contributions to statistics and epidemiology include causal inference, bias analysis, and meta-analysis methods, with a focus on extensions, limitations, and misuses of statistics in nonexperimental studies, especially in postmarketing surveillance of drugs, vaccines, and medical devices. He has served on the editorial boards of many statistics and epidemiology journals, as an advisor for the World Health Organization, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Centers for Disease Control, and the National Academy of Sciences, and has been an invited speaker at universities and conferences throughout the world.

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Dr. Winston Chee

DDS, FACP
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Dr. S. Kirk Huffaker

DDS, MDS

Dr. Huffaker is a native of Mesa, Arizona. He is the oldest of six children and is the only member of his family that does not still live in “The West.” His father is an industrial electrician and his mother teaches physical education at an elementary school. He grew up thinking that he would be an actor, or a rock star, or even a doctor, but he settled for being a car detailer, pizza delivery boy, and used car lot attendant. When he turned 19, he left Arizona to serve a 2-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was assigned to the Honduras Tegucigalpa Mission where he built homes, dug ditches, spoke Spanish, had doors slammed in his face, and did a lot of “growing up”. When he returned alive from Honduras, he attended Ricks College (now BYU-Idaho) and while there, decided to pursue a career in dentistry. 

He graduated from Ricks College with an associate degree and continued his education at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT. While going to school he had a part-time job teaching Spanish to newly called missionaries at the Missionary Training Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was there that he met his wife Bonnie (who was also a Spanish teacher) and they were married 3 months later!! They both finished up their bachelor’s degrees and moved back to Arizona so that Bonnie could finish her student teaching while at the same time being pregnant with their first child. 

While in Arizona, “not-yet” Dr. Huffaker taught Math and Science at a high school in inner-city Phoenix where he learned a handful of gang signs and gained a great appreciation for the hard work that full-time educators do.  After their short stay in Arizona, they traveled to Cleveland, Ohio where Dr. Huffaker attended dental school at Case Western Reserve University. Between his first and second years of dental school, he worked as a research assistant in the endodontic clinic and it was during this time that he became interested in all things “root canal”. He graduated from CWRU School of Dentistry in 2006 and began his 3-year endodontic residency at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington. 

Finally, in 2009, Dr. Huffaker, his wife, and their 4 children moved to the Adirondack region of New York state to begin private practice as an endodontist. Since that time, they have added 3 more boys to the mix making a total of 5 boys and 2 girls.  Dr. Huffaker and Bonnie are currently quite busy with work, church activities, piano lessons, saxophone, euphonium, and tuba practice, swimming and basketball, and trying to find good Mexican food in the Northeast!! Dr. Huffaker enjoys singing, playing the guitar, mountain biking, and pretending to be a movie and food critic as much as possible. He does not enjoy lifting heavy objects in his basement, but his food critic hobby makes this practice necessary. 

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Dr. Michael Tulkki

DDS, MS

Dr.Tulkki is originally from Cold Spring, MN. He attended Gustavus Adolphus College prior to entering dental school at the University of Minnesota. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2001 from the University of Minnesota Dental School. He had three years of restorative dentistry experience before pursuing two years of specialty training in endodontics. He received his Masters of Science and Certificate in Endodontics in 2006 from the University of Minnesota. While completing his residency his research focus was antibacterial properties of irrigating solution on bacterial biofilms. In 2010, Dr. Tulkki received board certification from the American Board of Endodontists, a distinction pursued by approximately 40% of the endodontists in the country. He is a past president of the Minnesota Endodontic Association.  

In addition to clinical practice, he has been involved with the University of Minnesota Dental School while teaching, lecturing, and participating in multiple Jamaica dental missions. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Endodontists, Minnesota Association of Endodontists, and the American Board of Endodontists.

Dr. Tulkki resides in Orono with his wife, Amy, a veterinarian, and their three children.

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Dr. Dale Jung

DDS

Dr. Jung was raised in Orange County, California. He attended Pomona College in Claremont, California and graduated with a degree in Biology. Following college, Dr. Jung spent two years at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research in Bethesda, Maryland where he studied human salivary gland development and authored or co-authored a few papers.

Dr. Jung then moved back to California to attend UCLA School of Dentistry to pursue a career in dentistry. During his time in dental school, Dr. Jung became interested in the field of endodontics and following dental school, he pursued his interests at New York University College of Dentistry in New York City, New York where he earned his certificate in Endodontics.

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Dr. Bobby Nadeau

DDS, MSc Endodontics

Dr. Bobby Nadeau grew up in Quebec, Canada. He graduated with a DDS from Dalhousie University, Faculty of Dentistry in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. After one year of private practice, Dr. Nadeau pursued graduate studies at the University of Toronto from which he received his M.Sc. in Endodontics in 2019. Dr. Nadeau is currently an associate in a private practice limited to Endodontics in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. 

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Dr. Gerardo Toledo

DDS, MA

Dr. Toledo graduated from Dental School in 1993, back in his native Argentina. After spending four and a half years as a missionary dentist in Bangladesh, he came to the USA to complete a Masters in Clinical Ministry, at Loma Linda University. In 2006, he completed his Certificate in Endodotics at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, where he worked for 2 years as a full-time assistant professor. In 2008 he opened his practice in Redlands. Dr Toledo and his team will do their utmost to provide you with a very pleasant experience while helping you with your endodontic needs.

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Dr. Sarah Crepps

DDS, MS

Dr. Crepps grew up in Colorado Springs and completed her undergraduate degree at Middlebury College, where she majored in molecular biology and biochemistry. Upon graduating, she attended the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine and graduated as valedictorian of her class. Dr. Crepps then completed endodontic residency at the Saint Louis University Center for Advanced Dental Education. She maintains professional affiliations with the American Association of Endodontists, the American and Colorado Dental Associations, and is a Board Eligible Candidate for the American Board of Endodontics.

Outside of the office, Dr. Crepps enjoys the beautiful Colorado outdoors with her family during all seasons by hiking and skiing. She takes pride in fostering a comfortable environment for all of her patients while striving to provide the best possible care in endodontics.

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Dr. John Khademi

DDS, MSc

Dr. Khademi received his DDS from the University of California San Francisco and his certificate in endodontics and did his MS on digital imaging from the University of Iowa. As a Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) member for over 25 years, his background in medical radiology allows him a perspective shared by very few dental professionals. He has contributed to many sections and chapters in textbooks and is the lead author for Quintessence’s Advanced CBCT for Endodontics: Technical Considerations, Perception, and Decision-Making 

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Dr. Kirk Coury

DDS, MS

Dr. Kirk A. Coury received his DDS from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1987. After practicing general dentistry for a year, he earned acceptance into the endodontic residency program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, where he received his Certificate in Endodontics and a Master of Science Degree in dentistry in 1990. In December 1990, Dr. Coury opened his practice in Amarillo, Texas—the first endodontic practice in the Panhandle area. In 1996, he and his partner, Dr. James Douthitt, formed Amarillo Endodontics. Dr. Coury is active in the American Association of Endodontists, the Foundation for Endodontics, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and is a Fellow of the American and International Colleges of Dentists.

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Dr. James A. Smith

DMD

Dr. Jim Smith is a native of Bessemer, Alabama, and has more than 37 years of experience in clinical endodontics. After graduating from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in 1980, where he was a ‘walk on’ football player for Coach Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant, Dr. Smith pursued his Certificate in Endodontics at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry and the Birmingham V.A., completing his training in 1982. Since graduating with his Certificate in Endodontics, Dr. Smith has continued his endodontic training with many years of continuing dental education, including specialized training in microsurgical endodontic techniques with Dr. Gary Carr (father of the dental operating microscope) in San Diego, CA. Dr. Smith was one of the first two endodontists in the state of Alabama to use the dental operating microscope while performing root canal treatment and periradicular surgery, and since 1995, he has 

performed more than 21,000 procedures using the microscope. Dr. Smith is the co-author of a clinical research paper published in the Journal of Endodontics in November 2014, and he lectures across the country about endodontics and, most recently, the GentleWave® Procedure. 

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Dr. Adam Davis

DDS

Dr Davis grew up all over the world as the son of a Naval Officer. His mother became a dental assistant and that influence led him down the path of becoming a dentist. In college he was Captain of the golf team, and NAIA Region 24 Champion twice as well as a two-time All-America Scholar Athlete. He attended dental school on the HPSP Navy Scholarship, serving 5 years as a Navy dentist. After fulfilling his commitment, he entered Endodontics Residency Program at Virginia Commonwealth University where he was the Chief Resident his 2nd year. Upon completion of residency he returned to middle Tennessee to open his practice. Over the past 13 years the practice has grown to three locations, four doctors and is recognized as a teaching center. Dr Davis loves his craft, learning, as well as golf and fitness. When not working, he is trying to keep up with his three children. 

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Dr. Ryan Facer

DDS

Dr. Facer earned his dental degree and specialty training from the University of Iowa, where he graduated with high distinction. He also received a bachelor’s degree in medical biology from the University of Utah. He has published in peer reviewed journals such as the Journal of Endodontics and the Journal of Dental Research. His research interests range from sealer coverage, bacteriophage therapy, roentgen therapy, and adult stem cells with an emphasis on bone biology and Dental Trauma.  

Dr. Facer has been passionate in his pursuit to find new and innovative ways of treating and curing dental caries, pulpal diseases, apical periodontitis, and bone regeneration. Dr. Facer continues to teach locally and nationally and has actively maintained private practice since 2005. He is known for constantly bringing discovery and original and innovative ways to industries using novel technology to better treat patients and mentor colleagues.  

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Dr. Sonia Chopra

DDS

Sonia Chopra, DDS, is a board-certified endodontist and owner of Ballantyne Endodontics in Charlotte, North Carolina. Sonia became passionate about endodontics after a dental patient experience, where her pain was misdiagnosed, and the wrong tooth was extracted. It wasn’t until she was referred to a caring, thorough endodontist that she was correctly diagnosed, and a root canal saved her from excruciating pain. Now she’s on a mission to save teeth whenever possible. She is the founder of E-School, an innovative, online continuing education course in endodontics that has trained hundreds of general dentists. She trains dental residents at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, regularly speaks at professional events like the Association of American Endodontists and Women in Dentistry, and contributes to scholarly journals, podcasts, and media outlets for dentists. Additionally, she is co-founder of A Night for Smiles, an annual gala to support Charlotte-area dental health initiatives. Now, on top of running her thriving practice, Sonia provides groundbreaking digital education and community support to general dentists and endodontists who want to up level their technical skills, patient experience, and overall business models. Through her thoughtfully designed online course, E-School, she is revolutionizing the reputation of endodontics through the simple, tangible lessons rooted in her own diverse experience. By empowering dentists to perform better root canals, empowering endodontists to run better practices, and empowering patients to make better health decisions, Sonia is paving a new way forward for the next generation of healthy, confident, empowered people—both in and out of the chair. 

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Dr. Karen Potter

DDS

Dr. Karen Potter was born and raised in San Clemente, CA, where she has had the honor of providing endodontic care for over 10 years.  She attended the University of Southern California, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with degrees in Spanish and Natural Sciences.  She then attended the UCLA School of Dentistry and graduated Summa Cum Laude.  At UCLA, she spent time in leadership and endodontic research that allowed her to publish multiple articles over the following years.  After graduating from UCLA, she attended her Endodontic residency program at the University of Iowa, where she also met her husband, Sean.  Her research project in residency regarding the placement of dental implants by endodontists has been published in the JOE and cited frequently.  She practiced in Kansas City before moving back home to San Clemente in 2010 and received her Diplomate status with the American Board of Endodontists in 2011.  Dr. Potter is a busy working mother of 3 who loves to share her passion for Endodontics by lecturing to other Endodontists and General Practitioners.  

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Dr. Scott Hetz

DMD

Scott K. Hetz is a 1997 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.  Dr. Hetz served in the United States Air Force for 9 years including an Advanced Education in General Dentistry program.  Also while on active duty, he received his specialty Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Southern California in 2004.  Dr. Hetz is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, member of the Endodontic College of Diplomates and Specialist Member of the American Association of Endodontists and District of Columbia Dental Society.  He volunteers as Affiliate Faculty in the Department of Endodontics Naval Postgraduate Dental School at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.  Dr. Hetz maintains a full time practice as a partner with Advanced Endodontic Associates in Washington DC.

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Dr. Michael Adams

DDS, MDS

Dr. Adams graduated magna cum laude from Union College in Lincoln, NE with a B.A. in Biology and then went on to attend the University of Nebraska Medical College of Dentistry where he earned his DDS in 2017.  After working for a year as a general dentist, Dr. Adams entered the endodontic residency program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2020 where he earned his specialist certificate in endodontics as well as a Master of Dental Science degree.  Dr. Adams finds great satisfaction in helping patients save their natural teeth while utilizing the latest endodontic technology. Dr. Adams currently practices with Dr. James A. Smith Jr. at Advanced Endodontics in Birmingham, AL.   

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Dr. Paul Homoly

CSP

Dr. Paul Homoly is a leading voice on the topics of treatment acceptance for complete dentistry, practice development, and influential communications. Paul practiced reconstructive dentistry for twenty years, and for over three decades, his work has enabled all members of the dental profession to experience the rewards they've earned and deserve. Paul’s work contributes millions of dollars of collections each month for his clients. Paul is author of the treatment acceptance online programs Making It Easy for Patients to Say “YES!”, $25,000 and UP! and Case Acceptance Skills for New Dentists. He has recently published the Kindle book Just Because You’re Leading…Doesn’t Mean They FollowPaul holds the highest earned designation in professional speaking from the National Speakers Association – Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), where fewer than 15% of professional speakers hold this designation. He’s the first dentist worldwide to earn it. 

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Dr. Charles Goodis

DDS

Born and raised in Detroit MI, Charles Goodis attended the University of Michigan for Mechanical Engineering and Dental School, receiving his DDS in 1991. After serving as Chief Dentist at Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, North Dakota 1991-93, he completed his Hospital Residency at the University of Minnesota and his Endodontic Residency at the University of Connecticut.  In 1996, he started his Endodontic Private Practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Dr. Goodis founded EdgeEndo 15 years ago and it is now one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of Endodontic—Root Canal instruments in the USA. His mechanical engineering background enabled him to design the EdgeEndo Instruments.

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Dr. Eric Herbranson

BS, DDS, MS

Eric Herbranson has more than 40 years of experience in clinical endodontics, teaching and image production since graduating with an M.S. from Loma Linda University.  Dr. Herbranson is a co-founder and the chairman of the board for ehuman™, where he developed the unique processes and methodology for capturing images of human and dental anatomy now used as the basis for ehuman’s 3dtooth atlas, TMJ occlusion atlas and other products.

Herbranson has long been a thought leader in endodontics, on dentin preservation and maintaining the natural anatomy of the tooth, which closely aligns with Sonendo’s mission of saving teeth through Sound Science® technology. He is actively involved in speaking and education at both universities and conferences on subjects that include: incorporating new technologies into dentistry, surgical microscope photography and endodontic techniques related, but not limited, to dentin preservation.

Herbranson has an ongoing interest in dental anatomy and has authored and co-authored numerous national periodicals and contributed to dental textbooks, including Pathways Of The Pulp, Endodontics: Principles and Practice and Disinfection of Root Canal Systems: The Treatment of Apical Periodontitis.

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Rick Simcock

DDS

Rick Simcock has been in Endodontic private practice for 22 years.  He graduated from Loma Linda University in 1997 and then attended Albert Einstein Department of Dental Medicine where he received his Endodontic specialty certificate in 1999.   Rick opened his first practice in Skagit County and then another in Bellingham in 2016.  In 2020, he created Endo2Endo,LLC, an Endodontic coaching program for endodontists wanting to increase clinical efficiency and productivity. He has two adult children, Ethan and Lindsey.  Rick and his wife, Hannah, live in Bellingham with their two fur babies, Eloise and Darby, a French Bulldog and a Goldendoodle.  They enjoy skiing, snowboarding, working out, travel, and drinking great wine. 

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Roy Chen

MS

Roy brings over 25 years of experience within the medical device and healthcare industries. Prior to joining Sonendo, Roy spent 10 years working for the Danaher Corporation in two roles; most recently, Roy was the North American Human Resources Leader for Nobel Biocare, a leading dental implant manufacturer. Also, Roy led Human Resources for Sybron Dental Specialties, with responsibility for over 4,600 associates and an HR organization of over 40 professionals. Before, Roy had 16 years at Johnson & Johnson in a variety of Operations and Human Capital roles with increasing levels of responsibility, with his last role being the Vice President of Talent Management for R&D. Roy holds a BA in Economics from Rutgers University, a BS in Industrial Engineering from Rutgers College of Engineering and a MS in Technology Management from Stevens Institute of Technology. 

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Dr. Eshwar Arasu

DMD

Eshwar Arasu, DMD, MSD is a private practice endodontist in Nashville, Tennessee.  Dr. Arasu 
obtained his dental degree from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and completed his 
post-doctoral endodontic training through the residency program at Virginia Commonwealth 
University.  As of 2019, Dr. Arasu is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. 

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Dr. Carlos Aznar Portoles

BDS, MSc

Dr. Carlos Aznar Portoles received his BDS from the International University of Catalonia in
Spain in 2004. In 2009, he completed an MSc program in endodontics at the same university. In
2014, he completed a postgraduate program in endodontics at the Academic Centre for
Dentistry Amsterdam in the Netherlands. (ACTA) Carlos runs a private practice limited to
endodontics and endodontic microsurgery in Haarlem, The Netherlands. He is the author of
several endodontic-related articles and lectures regularly at national and international
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Dr. Ron Hill

DDS, MSD

Dr. Hill was graduated from the University of Houston in 1993 with a BA in U.S. History. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Texas Dental School- Houston in 1997. He completed an elective residency year in General Practice and Hospital Dentistry from Hermann Hospital in 1998, and received his Board Certification for treating the medically compromised patient. He practiced General Dentistry in the greater Houston area for 9 years before developing a passion for the specialty of endodontics. He elected to leave private practice and return to begin his advanced specialty training in 2007. He received his Certificate in Endodontics and a Master of Science in Dentistry from the University of Texas Dental School – Houston, where he served as Chief Resident in his final year. After completing his residency, he returned to private practice, but continued teaching part time as Clinical Asst. Professor at the dental school until 2019. He is passionate about endodontics, and his research and interests are devoted to endodontic infections and their treatment. He is a consultant for several endodontic companies as well and also lectures on emerging technologies. He serves as as a Key Opinion Leader and expert on the GentleWave System by Sonendo, which was incorporated into his practice in 2018. Along with his passion for endodontics, he is also passionate about patient ethics, autonomy and informed consent in treatment options, and also believes strongly in transparency for patients regarding treatment and fees. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Endodontics, the Greater Houston Dental Society and is a past President of the Houston Academy of Endodontics. He has loving wife of 16 years, Stacy, and two children Josh and Amy. When he has spare time, he is an avid reader of fiction and non-fiction, enjoys craft beer, golf and is a rabid fan of all Houston sports teams and the University of Texas Longhorns. Hook ‘Em!

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Stacy Hill is the Vice President of Marketing for Southwest Endodontics and Lake Jackson Endodontics.  Mrs. Hill received her bachelor's in marketing from St. Bonaventure University in Olean, NY in 1993.  After 25 years of marketing and sales experience with DHL, Oracle and AstraZeneca Mrs. Hill directed her concentration to marketing her husband's endodontic practice in 2014.  

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Dr. Carlos Murgel

CD, Dr.

Dr. Carlos Murgel is one of the leaders of the Brazilian Endodontia, formed for the FORP-USP in 1987 with Residence in Endodontia for the University of the Iowa-USA in 88-89 and Doutorado in Endodontia for the FOP-UNICAMP in 2001.

Professor of Endodontia and Microscopia Operatoria of the Sao Paulo Association of the Surgeons Dentists, Association of the Surgeons Dentists of Campinas and the Pacific Endodontic Research Foundation (Cause).

Its clinic has a highest level of excellency with national and international recognition, therefore it searches the constant overcoming of the current scientific standards technician. He develops and uses the most modern available technologies in the market.

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Dr. John West

DDS, MSD

One of dentistry’s most respected endodontic clinicians and educators, British born Dr. John West is the founder and director of the Center for Endodontics. His presentations, seminars, and workshops have changed dentists' clinical mastery skills, endodontic predictability, productivity, and endodontic enjoyment. His unique style and delivery transform complex clinical situations into simple and understandable skills. John West received his DDS from the University of Washington where he is an Affiliate Professor.  He earned his MSD in endodontics at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine where he has been awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award. He has presented endodontic continuing education in all the world’s continents while maintaining a private practice at the Center for Endodontics in Tacoma, Washington. John and his son, Jordan, mentor the world’s only stand-alone four day mini-endodontic residency program at the Interdisciplinary Dental Education Academy (IDEA) in San Francisco. John is a clinical visionary, an inventor, a teacher, an author, and an advocate for any dentist who wants to experience the successful possibilities of endodontics in his or her practice. His personal teaching style resonates with audiences as he teaches them how to achieve clinical artistry in their craft and invites them to become intentional endodontic clinicians. He coauthored Obturation of the Radicular Space with Dr. John Ingle in Ingle’s 1994 and 2002 editions of Endodontics and was senior author of Cleaning and Shaping the Root Canal System in Cohen and Burns 1994 and 1998 Pathways of the Pulp. He has authored Endodontic Predictability in Dr. Michael Cohen’s 2008 Quintessence text Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning: Principles, Design, Implementation, and Michael Cohen’s 2010 Quintessence text Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning Volume II: Comprehensive Case Studies.  He is lead author of Esthetic Management of Endodontically Treated Teeth in Dr. Ronald Goldstein’s 2019 third edition of Esthetics in Dentistry.  John’s memberships include: 2009 president and fellow of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and 2010 president of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry, the former Northwest Network for Dental Excellence, and the International College of Dentists. He has served as consultant for the ADA’s prestigious ADA Board of Trustees and consultant to the ADA Council on Dental Practice. He also has served on the editorial advisory boards for: The Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry, The Journal of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry, Dentistry Today, and is associate editor for Endodontic Practice/US. John and his two sons, Jason and Jordan, are in private endodontic practice in Tacoma, Washington where they continually set the highest standards of exceptional endodontics for themselves and are dedicated to exceeding the expectations of the restorative dentist, their patients, and themselves.

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Dr. Jessica Roeber

DDS, MS, PC

Dr. Jessica Roeber graduated Dental School from the University of Colorado. Dr. Roeber
then served 5 years as a general dentist in the military before she was selected to attend
the Army Endodontic residency program. After completing her residency at Fort Bragg
North Carolina, she served 3 years as an Endodontist in Ft. Bliss, TX at one of the largest
military clinics in the country. Dr. Roeber recently separated from the military to join Dr.
Gary B. Carr in practice in San Diego, CA.

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Dr. Gary B. Carr

DDS

Dr. Gary B. Carr received his AB degree from Cornell University, his dental degree from SUNYAB,
and his endodontic certificate from University of Illinois. He spent 4 years in military service in
both enlisted and officer ranks, and practiced 3 years of general dentistry before obtaining his
specialty training. He has authored chapters in Pathways of the Pulp on both Endodontic
Retreatment and Endodontic Surgery (with Dr. Scott Bentkover). He has also authored several
chapters in Castellucci’s Endodonzia as well as several chapters in Dental Clinics of North
America (with Dr. Carlos Murgel) over the last decade. He has published a multitude of
scientific papers in the Journal of Aesthetic Dentistry, California Dental Association Journal, and
Journal of Endodontics. He has published several papers with Dr. Bill Costerton on biofilms in
endodontics in the Journal of Endodontics (JOE) (with Dr. Richard Schwartz) and Journal of
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Dr. Carr is widely considered the “Father of Microscopic Endodontics” and has trained over
1,000 clinicians at his research foundation in San Diego, California (Pacific Endodontic Research
Foundation, PERF) in the last 20 years and lectured extensively worldwide. He has trained (with
the help of many former PERF grads) most of the Postgraduate Directors of Endodontics in
North America. He is the developer of ultrasonic root end surgical techniques, as well as dozens
of microsurgical instruments and techniques that have basically revolutionized surgical
endodontics. He is also the creator of TDO, The Digital Office software product used by over
1,200 endodontists in 25 countries and is now the dominant player in the endodontic software
market. His current interests center on biofilm research, measuring endodontic outcomes, and
developing a critical assessment of our disease model in endodontics. He lives with his wife and
son in Rancho Santa Fe, California and maintains a private practice limited to endodontics in
San Diego, California.

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