Endodontology 2023
36th Annual Board Review Course

February 8-18, 2023 · Virtual Meeting


An impressive speaker line-up, can always use a refresher even if I’m not studying for the boards, can get a full year’s worth of CE in one course at a very reasonable cost.


This online course provides an ideal review of the biology and related scientific foundations of Endodontology, while maintaining a strong clinical perspective. Internationally-known speakers will present the latest information, supported by the best current and classic literature. Comprehensive lecture information, study questions and literature summaries, with references will be provided.

The course is an ideal review for candidates taking the American Board examinations, but its usefulness is not limited to Board candidates. The scope of topics covered makes the course ideal for practicing endodontists and general dentists who wish to expand their knowledge of the biologic principles behind clinical practice.

This course is worth 22 continuing dental education credits. Pre-recorded lectures available for 30 days.

Course Fees

DDS $350
Endodontist, AAE members $300
Non-UM Faculty/Military/Retired Faculty $250
Non-UM Graduate Students/Residents $200
Auxiliary $200
UM Faculty & Staff $150


Wednesday, February 8 (EST)

4:00pm - 4:15pm Introduction Dr. Botero
4:15pm - 5:00pm ABE Boardwalk Q&A Dr. McDonald
5:00pm - 5:15pm Break
5:15pm - 6:45pm Biological basis of clinical decision Dr. Hargreaves
6:45pm - 7:00pm Break
7:00pm - 8:15pm Vital Pulp Therapy   Dr. Taha
8:15pm - 8:30pm Break
8:30pm - 9:45pm Regenerative endodontics Dr. Botero

Friday, February 10(EST)

1:00pm - 2:30pm Endodontic Microbiology Dr. Fouad
2:30pm - 2:45pm Break
2:45pm - 4:00pm Disinfection and Medication of the Root Canal Dr. Basrani
4:00pm - 4:15pm Break
4:15pm - 5:30pm Canal instrumentation Dr. Gilbert
5:30pm - 5:45pm Break
5:45pm - 7:00pm Odontogenic Sinusitis Dr. Tataryn

Thursday, February 16(EST)

4:00pm - 5:45pm Treating the Medically-Complex Patient for Endodontic Procedures Dr. Sollecito
5:45pm - 6:00pm Break
6:00pm - 7:15pm Anesthesia Dr. Nusstein
7:15pm - 7:30pm Break
7:30pm - 8:45pm Cracked teeth and Vertical root fractures Dr. Davis

Saturday, February 18(EST)

8:00am - 9:30am Clinical Pharmacology Dr. Jeske
9:30am - 9:45am Break
9:45am - 11:00am Mechanisms of Pain and Pain control Dr. Ruparel
11:00am - 11:15am Break
11:15am - 12:30pm Differential Diagnosis of Periradicular Lesions Dr. Landwehr
12:30pm - 1:00pm Break
1:00pm - 2:15pm CBCT in Endodontics Dr. Azevedo
2:15pm - 2:30pm Break
2:30pm - 3:45pm Retreatment vs Microsurgery in Endodontics Dr. Azim
3:45pm - 4:00pm Break
4:00pm - 5:30pm Outcomes in Endodontics Dr. Friedman

Endodontology is a comprehensive crash course which provides thorough and latest knowledge in every aspect of Endodontics by expert speakers.


Course Director

Tatiana Botero, DDS, MS

Tatiana Botero, DDS, MS

Diplomate American Association of Endodontics
Clinical Professor
University of Michigan School of Dentistry

Dr. Botero received her dental degree (1987) from CES University in Medellin, Colombia, Specialty training in Endodontics (1995) at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia and the advanced Specialty Certificate in Endodontics from University of Michigan in 2005. She was Clinical Assistant Professor at CES University and had her private practice in Colombia (1989-2000). Dr. Botero joined the University of Michigan in 2001 and presently she is full time Clinical Professor and teaches Endodontics to graduate and undergraduate students. She is the director of the dental postgraduate fellowship program in endodontics. She also practices Endodontics at a private Dental clinic in Michigan.

Dr. Botero became a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics in 2012 and she joined the Regenerative Endodontic committee from the American Association of Endodontics since 2013 and as a chair from 2014 to 2020. She is Past-president of the Pulp Biology and Regeneration group of the American Association and International Association of Dental Research. Dr. Botero has authored and co-authored numerous scientific peer reviewed articles and book chapters. She serves as reviewer for several endodontic and dental journals. Her research of interest and publications are on caries-induced angiogenesis and Regenerative Endodontics.


Dr MacDonald

Neville McDonald, BDS, MS

Clinical Professor
Division Head and Graduate Program Director of Endodontics
School of Dentistry, University of Michigan

Dr McDonald graduated of the University of Otago, Dunedin New Zealand and received his endodontic education and a Masters degree in Oral Biology, from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. He serves as a Clinical Professor of Dentistry and the Division Head and Graduate program director of Endodontics at the University of Michigan. His research interests are electronic apex locators, and endodontic surgery, especially regeneration techniques. He has interests in the ethical and legal aspects of endodontics and the use of human subjects in clinical research. He is a past president of the Phi Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the Maryland State Association of Endodontists, and the Michigan Association of Endodontists, and is a recipient of the American Association of Endodontists Award of Merit. He is a Diplomate and Director of the American Board of Endodontists.

ken hargreaves

Ken Hargreaves, DDS, PhD

Professor and Chair Dept Endodontics UT Health San Antonio

Accurate diagnoses of the condition of the pulp and periradicular tissues are critical for making appropriate clinical decisions. In this presentation, we will review key points to support the process of evidence-based clinical decisions, including 1) determining the relationship between the degree of pulpal inflammation and clinical signs and symptoms; 2) the accuracy of our diagnostic tests; 3) the scientific basis for our diagnostic classification system; and 4) whether symptomatic irreversible pulpitis can be diagnosed and whether it can be treated with vital pulp therapy. Together, these issues form the biological basis for making clinical decisions.

Nessrin Taha

Nessrin Taha BDS, ADC, MFDS RCSI, GradDipClinDent, FRACDS, DClinDent (Endo), FRACDS(Endo), JDB (Endo)

Professor in Endodontics, Faculty of Dentistry Jordan University of Science and Technology

Attained her Clinical Doctorate in Endodontics and PhD from the University of Melbourne, Australia. She is a Member of the Royal College of Ireland and a fellow of the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons in both general dentistry and the special field of Endodontics, and a registered endodontist in Jordan and Australia. She is former vice dean, director of the dental teaching clinics, director of postgraduate clinics, and head of department of conservative dentistry at Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid Jordan. Former member and chair of the scientific committee of the Jordanian Board of Endodontics. Currently she is a professor in endodontics and coordinator of the postgraduate endodontic program at Jordan university of science and technology. Research interests include; calcium silicate-based materials, regenerative endodontics and vital pulp therapy. Lectured nationally and internationally on the topic with several published clinical research papers. She serves in the editorial board and reviewers’ panel of more than 15 international indexed journals.

Afshaf fouad

Ashraf F. Fouad, BDS, DDS, MS, FACD, FDS RCSEd

Chair of Department of Endodontics
Director of Advanced Educational Program in Endodontics
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry

Dr. Fouad obtained his DDS, Certificate of Endodontics and MS at the University of Iowa. He served on the faculty and in various administrative roles at University of Connecticut, the University of Maryland, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is currently Professor and Chair, Department of Endodontics, and Director, Advanced Endodontics Program, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Fouad has published over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 24 textbook chapters, and 140 abstracts. He edited and co-authored the textbooks: Endodontic Microbiology (now in its second edition), as well as the fifth and sixth editions of Endodontics: Principles and Practice. He is a Diplomate and Past President of the American Board of Endodontics, and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Endodontics. He received the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Pulp Biology and Regeneration Group of the International Association of Dental Research.

Nestor Cohenca, DDS

Bettina Basrani, DDS, PhD

Associate Professor
Director, MSc Program in Endodontics
Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Bettina Basrani is Tenured Associate Professor and Director, MSc Program in Endodontics at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dr Basrani received her DDS degree from the University of Buenos Aires in 1989 and a Specialty Diploma in Endodontics and PhD from Maimonides University in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A long-time educator and researcher, she began her teaching career at the University of Buenos Aires. In 2000, she moved to Canada to serve as Chair of the Endodontic Program at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 2004, she moved to Toronto, where she has continued her academic and clinical work. Internationally recognized as a leading authority in endodontics and as an excellent lecturer, effectively combining clinical and scientific information, Dr Basrani has received many awards throughout her career, such as the Louis Grossman Award by the French Society of Endodontics and has international courses and lectures, over 40 peer-reviewed scientific publications, three textbooks and several textbook chapters, and abstracts to her credit. Recently, in 2021 she was recognized as one of the most influential graduates from the University of Buenos Aires. She serves as reviewer for several endodontic journals. Dr Basrani is a member of many endodontics societies around the world.

Brett Gilbert, DDS, FICD

Brett Gilbert, DDS, FICD

Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics - Founder, Access Endo: Coaching, Collaboration, Community - Founder, Access Endo Impact Academy King Endodontics, PLLC

Dr. Brett E. Gilbert graduated from the University of Maryland Dental School (DDS 2001, ENDO 2003). He is a professor in the Department of Endodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. He is the founder of Access Endo, a global education platform and the Access Endo Impact Academy. Dr. Gilbert is a co-founder of the Dental Yogi Academy. He was named a top ten young dental educator in America by the Seattle Study Club in 2017. In 2019 he was named to Academic Keys Who’s Who in Dentistry Higher Education (WWDHE). In 2020, he won the People’s Choice Award as the Top Instructor of 2020 for Endodontics by Course Karma. He is a fellow in the International College of Dentists and a contributing consultant for Oral Health Journal. Dr. Gilbert lectures nationally and internationally on clinical endodontics and wellness. He is a partner in U.S. Endo Partners and serves on the Clinical Advisory Board. He has a private practice limited to Endodontics in Niles, IL.

Jianing He, DMD, PhD

Roderick Tataryn, DDS, MS

Full-time Private Practice, Tataryn Endodontics

Dr. Rod Tataryn is in full-time private practice endodontics in Spokane, Washington and is on the faculty of graduate endodontics at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, California. He has published scientific and clinical articles on endodontics and odontogenic sinusitis and has served on the Clinical Practice Committee for the American Association of Endodontists. He is a contributing author to several endodontic textbooks including: The Sixth and Seventh Editions of Ingle's Endodontics, the Second Edition of PDQ Endodontics, and The Art and Science of Contemporary Surgical Endodontics.

Arthur Jeske, DMD, PhD

Thomas P. Sollecito, DMD, FDS RCSEd.

Professor and Chair of Oral Medicine
Associate Dean of Hospital and Extramural Affairs
University of Pennsylvania
School of Dental Medicine, Chief, Oral Medicine University of Pennsylvania Health System

Dr. Sollecito is Professor and Chair of Oral Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine and Professor of Oral Medicine in Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is also an Attending in Oral Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Health System and the Childrens’ Hospital of Philadelphia. He is a Fellow in Hospital Dentistry and a Diplomate in Special Care Dentistry and Oral Medicine. He is a Section Editor of the Compendium Journal and served on the ADA Council of Scientific Affairs. He has authored numerous papers and chapters related to various topics in Oral Medicine.

Keith Krell, DDS, MS, MA

Matthew Davis, DDS

Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics, Full-time Private Practice, Winnetka Endodontics

Dr. Matthew Davis is a board-certified endodontist in private practice in the Chicago suburbs of Winnetka and Glenview, Illinois. He attended the University of Iowa College of Dentistry where he received his DDS in 1999 and his specialty certificate in endodontics in 2001. He has been a full-time practicing endodontist for over twenty years. He became a diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics in 2010. He has authored several publications and has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Journal of Endodontics from 2013 to the present.

David Landwehr, DDS, MS

Arthur H. Jeske, DMD, PhD

Associate Dean for Strategic Planning & Continuing Dental Education
University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston

Dr. Jeske is Professor, Department of General Practice and Dental Public Health and Associate Dean for Strategic Planning & Continuing Dental Education, University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. He earned his Ph.D. degree (pharmacology) and his D.M.D. degree at the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Jeske is Editor of Contemporary Dental Pharmacology: Evidence-Based Considerations (Springer Publishing, Berlin), Editor-in-Chief of Mosby’s Dental Drug Reference and Section Editor (Pharmacology) of the Journal of Craniomandibular and Sleep Practice. He has served on the American Dental Association’s Council on Scientific Affairs and served as an Evidence Reviewer for the American Dental Association’s Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry. He is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, the American College of Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry International and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Dr. Jeske holds memberships in the ADA, TDA and GHDS, as well as Omicron Kappa Upsilon and Delta Sigma Delta, and he is recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry and was recently named Honorary Alumnus of the UT School of Dentistry at Houston, where he practices general dentistry.

Nikita Ruparel DDS, MS, PhD

Nikita Ruparel DDS, MS, PhD

Associate Professor
Director of the Advanced Program in Endodontics
University of Texas San Antonio School of Dentistry

Dr. Ruparel is Board certified Endodontist who practices in San Antonio at UT Faculty Endodontics. She is the Director of the Advanced Program in Endodontics at UT San Antonio. She received her certificate in Endodontics in 2013 after receiving her doctoral (PhD) and DDS at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Her practice in Endodontics includes all aspects of modern endodontics. She also lectures at national and international meetings on pain biology and management and regenerative endodontics. She has also been awarded the American Association of Endodontics Educator Fellowship for committing her career to academics. Nikita Ruparel is committed to a long-term career as a clinician-scientist.

Neville McDonald, BDS, MS

David Landwehr, DDS, MS

Chief of Endodontics Meriter Hospital, Full time Private Practice, Capital Endodontics

A Wisconsin native, Dr. David Landwehr earned his D.D.S. at the University of Minnesota. He received an M.S. degree and certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at The Ohio State University followed by specialty training in Endodontics at the University of Michigan. Dr. Landwehr has been a private practice clinician for more than twenty years and for the last six years has provided exemplary patient care at Capital Endodontics in Madison, WI. Though his daily work focuses on endodontics, his dual certification makes him especially qualified to diagnose pathologies unrelated to the dental pulp. Dr. Landwehr’s ongoing work as an educator and opinion leader has positioned him at the forefront of modern endodontic treatment. He has lectured and presented case studies both nationally and internationally. Dr. Landwehr served as an evidence reviewer for the American Dental Association and as the Chief of Endodontics for the Meriter Hospital general practice residency for more than ten years. Dr. Landwehr recently authored a chapter on lesions that mimic Endodontic pathosis for the 12th edition of Cohen’s Pathways of the Pulp. His teaching focuses on techniques used daily in his clinical practice that are efficient and evidence based.

Ove Peters, DMD, MS, PhD

Bruno Azevedo, DDS, MS

Private Practice

Dr. Bruno Azevedo – aka- The Cone Beam Guy, is an Oral Maxillofacial Radiologists with extensive experience in 3D imaging technologies in Dentistry. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, where he received both a certificate in Oral Maxillofacial Radiology and a Masters in Dental Diagnostic Sciences. Dr. Azevedo is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and is one of North America's most active speakers regarding dental 3D imaging technologies. He was a founding faculty of Western University College of Dental Medicine and served as the Oral Radiology Department Director for six years at the University of Louisville. Dr. Azevedo currently works in private practice Oral Maxillofacial Radiology and provides consulting services regarding dental Imaging and 3D printing.

Neville McDonald, BDS, MS

Emer. Shimon Friedman, DMD

Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto

Dr. Shimon Friedman is Professor Emeritus at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. He received the D.M.D. degree (1975) and endodontics certificate (1983) from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. He is board-certified in endodontics in Israel and had served as Chairman of the Israel Endodontic Society from 1985 to 1988. Prof. Friedman had served as Head of Endodontics in Toronto for 20 years (1992-2012), and as the founding Director of the MSc Program in Endodontics for 22 years (1993-2015). Under his leadership, the M.Sc. Endodontics Program at the University of Toronto had gained international recognition for its excellence. Prof. Friedman has published over 250 peer-reviewed articles, textbook chapters and research abstracts, and has presented over 330 international lectures. Prof. Friedman is the recipient of several awards, including 2006 Louis I. Grossman Award by the French Endodontic Society, 2008 Louis I. Grossman Award from the American Association of Endodontists (for “cumulative publication of significant research studies that have made an extraordinary contribution to endodontology”), 2013 W.W. Wood Award from the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry (for “excellence in dental education”), 2014 Award of Distinction from the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, 2018 I.B. Bender Lifetime Educator Award from the American Association of Endodontists and Life Membership in the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Fraternity, Tau Tau Chapter. In 2015, Prof. Friedman was designated an Honorary Diplomate of the Indian Board of Endodontics.

Neville McDonald, BDS, MS

John Nusstein, DDS, MS

William J. Meyers Endowed Professor and Chair in Endodontics, The Ohio State University

Dr. Nusstein received his DDS from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry in 1987. He joined the Air Force and completed his endodontic training at The Ohio State University in 1995 earning his certificate in endodontics and an MS for research involving intraosseous anesthesia. Dr. Nusstein became a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics in 1999. After 12 years of military service and 1 year of private practice, he became a full-time educator at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 2000. He currently is a Professor and was appointed Chair of the Division of Endodontics in 2006. He received the Edward Osetek award for Outstanding Young Educator from the AAE in 2006. He has also been named as the William J. Meyers Endowed Chair in Endodontics at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Dr. Nusstein recently finished a 2-year term as President of the AAE Foundation. He has authored over 100 scientific articles and 7 chapters in the leading endodontic texts and is co-author of the book “Successful Local Anesthesia for Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics”, currently in its second edition. His main focus of research is local anesthesia and pain control as well as ultrasonic irrigation.

Neville McDonald, BDS, MS

Adham Abdel Azim, BDS

Dr. Azim is an Associate Professor, Chair of the Endodontic Department, and the Director of the Post-Graduate Program at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. He maintains a private practice limited to Endodontics and he is also the Founder and CEO of Endolit. Dr. Azim earned his BDS from Cairo University, where he also did his Endodontic training. He later completed his Endodontic certificate at Columbia University, and since then, he has been a full-time Educator and a Part-Time Private Practitioner. Before Joining the University of the Pacific, he Served as the Division Head and the Director of the Endodontic Post-Graduate Program at the University at Buffalo. Dr. Azim is a diplomat of the American Board of Endodontics. He has lectured all over the world. He has over 35 publications in peer-reviewed journals and several textbook chapter contributions such as “Ingle Endodontics” and “Endodontics: Principles and Practices”. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Journal of Endodontics, and a reviewer for multiple other Endodontic.


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