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Symposium Speakers

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Roberto Aza, DDS

Dr. Aza graduated from the Instituto Superior de Ciencias da Saúde Sul (ISCS-Sul) School of Dentistry in Lisbon, Portugal in 1996. After graduation, he worked as a general practitioner for 9 years in Madrid, Spain. His interest in endodontics led him to complete a post-graduate program in Clinical Endodontics and Microsurgery at the Centre of Microscopic Dentistry in Bilbao, Spain. Subsequently, he obtained his Master´s Degree in Endodontics from the Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM), Spain, followed by a PhD degree in dental sciences. Dr. Aza served in various leadership roles including Secretary-Treasurer of the Spanish Association of Endodontics, and has been collaborating with several universities and post-graduate programs in endodontics. He has published scientific and clinical articles in the dental and endodontic literature and obtained several prizes for his publications and presentations. Dr. Aza maintains a private practice limited to endodontics in Madrid, Spain.

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Ashraf F. Fouad, DDS, MD 

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 the 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.

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Kishor Gulabivala, BDS, MSc, PhD, FHEA, FACD

Dr. Gulabivala is Professor of Restorative Dentistry and Endodontology and Head of Endodontology at the Eastman Dental Institute, University College London, United Kingdom. He is also Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Hospital, University College London and Hospital Trusts. Dr. Gulabivala received his BDS degree from Birmingham Dental School in 1980, his MSc degree in Conservative Dentistry from the Institute of Dental Surgery, Eastman, in 1984, and his PhD degree on microbial infections of teeth from the University of London in 2004. Dr. Gulabivala established the first MSc in Endodontics in the UK jointly with (the late) Prof Pitt-Ford (Guys) in 1989. His research interests are focused on endodontic treatment outcomes. He has published widely clinical and basic research papers and is co-editor/co-author of the 4th edition of Endodontics, published in 2014, as well as invited author for many textbook chapters, including the 7th edition of Ingle’s Endodontics. Dr. Gulabivala was Associate Editor of the International Endodontic Journal for five years (2008-2013) and is Past-President of the British Endodontic Society.

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Sivakami Haug, BDS, PhD, Dr. Odont

Dr. Haug is Associate Professor and the Head of Endodontics at University of Bergen, Norway. She graduated from dental school at the National University of Singapore. She then worked in the Public Dental Service for 3 years and then completed her endodontic specialty program at the University of Pennsylvania. Following graduation, she stayed at the University of Pennsylvania as a Co-Director and Director for the Undergraduate and Pre-Clinical program respectively. She completed her PhD at the University of Bergen, Norway. Subsequently, she was appointed Clinical Director of Endodontics at the Department of Clinical Dentistry, The Faculty of Medicine, University of Bergen, Norway. She also serves as the Program Committee Leader for Dental Studies at the Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Haug published extensively in medical and dental journals and authored and co-authored chapters in international textbooks, including Ingle’s Endodontics. She also lectured extensively nationally and internationally. She also participates in clinical practice limited to endodontics.

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Pascal Magne, DMD, MSc, PhD

Dr. Magne is currently the Director of the Center for Education and Research in Biomimetic Dentistry (CER-BRD) in Beverly Hills, California. From 2004 to 2022, Dr. Magne served as the Don and Sybil Harrington Foundation Professor of Esthetic Dentistry in the Division of Restorative Sciences, University of Southern California, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry. He graduated from the University of Geneva Dental School, Switzerland (1989 DMD, 1992 MSc and 2002 PhD). He lectured at the same university beginning in 1989 until 1997 (fixed prosthodontics and occlusion, operative dentistry, and endodontics). From 1997-1999, he was a visiting associate professor at the Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics, University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry. From 1999 to 2004 he was a senior lecturer in the Division of Fixed Prosthodontics and Occlusion at the University of Geneva Dental School until he was recruited to the University of Southern California in 2004.

Dr Magne is a recipient of multiple awards (Swiss Science Foundation, Swiss Foundation for Medical-Biological Grants, 2002 Young Investigator Award from the International Association for Dental Research, 2007 and 2009 Judson C. Hickey Scientific Writing Award of the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry). He is also the author of numerous articles on esthetics and adhesive dentistry and is an internationally known mentor and lecturer. Dr Magne authored the book Bonded Porcelain Restorations in the Anterior Dentition—A Biomimetic Approach that took the dental world by storm in 2002 and has been translated into 12 languages. His new two-volume book Biomimetic Restorative Dentistry has been recently released and is equally astounding. He is a founding member of the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry and a mentor of the Bio-Emulation think-tank group. In 2012, he launched a revolutionary approach to the teaching of dental morphology, function, and esthetics through a progressive "2D/3D/4D approach".

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C. John Munce, DDS
Dr. Munce is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, and having just completed several years as a full-time Assistant Professor, Department of Endodontics at Loma Linda University, he has maintained long-standing Adjunct Assistant Professor status at both Loma Linda University and USC Schools of Dentistry. He is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists and Past President of the California State Association of Endodontists. Dr. Munce received both his graduate endodontic training and his dental degree from Loma Linda University. He is a frequent international lecturer and the primary author of the chapter, Preparation for Endodontic Treatment, in the celebratory 50th anniversary 7th edition of Ingle’s Endodontics. Clinical concepts and techniques originated by Dr. Munce have also been published in a number of other primary endodontic textbooks, notably in the 8th, 9th & 10th editions of Pathways of the Pulp, and he co-authored a chapter on MTA repair of post perforations in Dr. Nadim Baba’s prosthodontics textbook, Contemporary Restoration of Endodontically Treated Teeth. Dr. Munce is the founder and CEO of a clinical endodontic products company, CJM Engineering, Inc.

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Domenico Ricucci, MD, DDS
Dr. Ricucci received his degree in General Medicine from La Sapienza University of Rome in 1982, and his DDS from the same University in 1985. Subsequently, he has maintained private dental practices limited to endodontics. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Ricucci was Professor of Cariology at Magna Graecia University of Catanzaro, Italy from 2002 to 2003. He served on the Research Committee of the European Society of Endodontology from 1999 to 2005. Dr. Ricucci’s primary research interest relates to pulpal and periapical tissue reactions to caries and treatment procedures, biofilms in endodontic infections, etiology of root canal treatment failure, and pulp regeneration/revascularization. Since 1998 he has operated his own histology laboratory and has developed skills in hard tissue preparations for light microscopy. Dr. Ricucci has published 113 papers and has lectured nationally and internationally. He has authored the Textbook and Atlas Patologia e Clinica Endodontica, and the textbook and atlas Endodontology. An integrated Biological and Clinical View, translated also to Chinese, Russian, and Japanese. In addition, Dr. Ricucci authored and co-authored 22 textbook chapters. 

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Clifford J. Ruddle, DDS, FACD, FICD

Dr. Ruddle is Founder and Director of Advanced Endodontics (, an international educational source, in Santa Barbara, California. He is also the Creator of The Ruddle Show ( Dr. Ruddle is an Assistant Professor of Graduate Endodontics at Loma Linda University and University of California, Los Angeles, is an Associate Clinical Professor at University of California, San Francisco, and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Endodontics at University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry. As an inventor, Dr. Ruddle has designed and developed several instruments and devices that are widely used nationally and internationally. He is well known for providing excellent endodontic education through his teachings, clinical articles, multimedia products, webinars, and online presence. 

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Jaydeep Talim, BDS, DDS, MSc

Dr. Talim received his BDS from Nair Hospital, India and MSc in Conservative Dentistry from the world-renowned Eastman Dental Hospital in 1996. He practiced general dentistry for 20 years before completing his Advanced Endodontics Specialty Program at the University of Southern California (USC) in 2015. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, served as a Clinical Assistant Professor in Endodontics the University of Southern California and has been a passionate teacher and mentor. Dr. Talim is a co-author of a chapter on “Endodontics in the elderly patient” in the 7th edition of the textbook Ingle’s Endodontics and has published articles on topics such as Canalis Sinuosus, restoration of endodontically treated teeth, and diabetes and the dental patient. He maintains a private practice limited to Endodontics in Orange and Riverside counties, California. 

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Rod Tataryn, DDS, MS 

Dr. Tataryn earned his DDS degree from Loma Linda University in 1989 and his MS degree in Endodontics in 1994 also at Loma Linda University. He has been in full-time endodontic practice in Spokane, Washington since 1994 and maintains a part-time faculty position at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. He has published numerous scientific and clinical articles in endodontics and has served on the Clinical Practice Committee for the American Association of Endodontists. Dr. Tataryn is a contributing author for four endodontic textbooks including the Sixth and Seventh Editions of Ingle's Endodontics, and The Art and Science of Contemporary Surgical Endodontics.

The John I. Ingle International Endodontic Symposium

Live Online Symposium

December 1-2, 2023

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