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Continuing Dental Education

1st Endodontic Microsurgery Symposium

Mahmoud Torabinejad, DMD, MSD, PhD, Course Chair; Shane N. White, B.DENT.SC., MA, MS, PhD; Roderick W. Tataryn, DDS, MS; Ali Fakhry, DMD; Stephen P. Niemczyk, DMD; Mohamed Fayad, DDS, MS

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This course is offered in partnership between the UW School of Dentistry and TISERF.


Course Description

Many advances have been made in the surgical endodontics in the past few years that have increased the feasibility and predictability of this procedure to save natural dentition. These include enhanced magnification and illumination, ultra- sonic tips, micro instruments, newer root-end filling materials, and the use of cone beam computed tomography.

In this symposium a group of experts in the field of Endodontic Microsurgery will gather in Seattle, to discuss the latest information regarding: treatment planning and outcomes, anatomical structures encountered during this procedure, management of soft and hard tissues, as well as do’s and don’ts of Endodontic Microsurgery. The primary objective of this symposium is not only to teach the attendees how to perform Endodontic Microsurgery, but also provide them with the latest science and technology behind the technical aspects of this procedure.

We invite you to join us this September for one and one half days to hear from our esteemed faculty who intend to bring the Endodontic Microsurgery to the next level.

Course Schedule and Presentations:


  • 8:30am – 10:00am: Treatment Options Following Successful Non-Surgical Root Canal Treatment with Dr. Shane N. White
  • 10:15am – 12:00pm: Anatomic Considerations During Endodontic Microsurgery with Dr. Roderick Tataryn
  • 1:00pm – 2:45pm: Management of Soft Tissues During Endodontic Microsurgery with Dr. Ali Fakhry
  • 3:00pm – 5:00pm: Minimally-Impactful Ostectomy Technique in Endodontic Microsurgery with Dr. Stephen Niemczyk


  • 8:00am – 10:00am: Taking Endodontic Microsurgery to the Next Level with Dr. Mohamed Fayad
  • 10:15am – 11:45am: Do’s and Don’ts in Endodontic Microsurgery with Dr. Mahmoud Torabinejad


Dr. Shane WhiteShane White is a Professor of Dentistry at the UCLA School of Dentistry, in the Section of Endodontics. A native of Ireland, he received his dental training from Trinity College Dublin. He spent several years in general practice and part-time teaching in Dublin before moving to California, where he received a master’s degree in Oral Biology and specialty residency training in prosthodontics as well as in endodontics from UCLA, and a PhD in Craniofacial Biology from USC. He enjoys teaching, research and service. He has held senior leadership positions at UCLA and for the University of California system. He surfs whenever he can.

Dr. Rod TatarynRod Tataryn has been practicing endodontics in Spokane, Washington since 1994. He earned his DDS degree in 1989 and Master of Science degree in 1994 from Loma Linda University. Dr. Tataryn has published scientific and clinical papers in endodontic and otolaryngology journals and lectures internationally. He has served on the Clinical Practice Committee and as special committee chair for the American Association of Endodontists and serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Endodontics. Dr. Tataryn currently is on the faculty of the Torabinejad Institute of Surgical Education and Research Foundation and is a contributing author for five endodontic textbooks including the Sixth and Seventh Editions of Ingle’s Endodontics and The Art and Science of Contemporary Surgical Endodontics.

Dr. Ali FakhryAli Fakhry received his dental degree from the University of Montreal in 1992. He then completed a dual training in Periodontics and Prosthodontics at the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in Oral Biology in 1999. Dr. Fakhry maintains a full-time private practice limited to Periodontics and Prosthodontics in Montreal. Dr Fakhry is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, the American Board of Oral Implantology, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. He is the author of several peer-reviewed scientific articles and is a regular speaker at national and international venues with programs focusing on the multidisciplinary approaches to implantology and aesthetic dentistry.

Dr. Stephen NiemczykStephen Niemczyk graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, receiving his DMD in 1982 and his postgraduate Endodontic certificate in 1984. Since 1995, Dr. Niemczyk has been the Director of Endodontic Microsurgery at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia and was recently named the Assistant Post Graduate Director at Albert Einstein Medical Center in 2018. He is the 2020 recipient of the AAE Calvin D. Torneck Part-Time Educator Award, and also serves as a surgical consultant to the Postgraduate Endodontic Program at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, and the US Army Endodontic Residency Program in Fort Gordon, Georgia. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, and maintains a full-time practice limited to Endodontics in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Mohamed FayadMohamed Fayad received his DDS in 1985 from the College of Dentistry, Cairo University. Dr. Fayad received his Master’s in Oral Sciences in 1994 from the University of Buffalo at New York. He received his PhD in 1996 as a joint supervision between University of Buffalo at New York and Cairo University. He received his Endodontic training at the college of Dentistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Currently he is the Director of Endodontic Research, and a clinical associate professor in the Endodontic department at College of Dentistry at UIC, dividing his time between teaching, research, intra-and extra-mural continuing education and private practice. Dr. Fayad co-chaired AAE/AAOMR committee drafting the joint position statement on CBCT (2015). He has numerous publications and chapters in peer reviewed journals and textbooks. He is the co-editor of the CBCT textbook 3-D Imaging in Endodontics: A New Era in Diagnosis and Treatment by Springer (2016 and 2023). He is a recipient of the Calvin D. Torneck Part-Time Educator Award for 2022 by the American Association of Endodontists. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and has given numerous presentations nationally and internationally.

Dr. Mahmoud TorabinejadMahmoud Torabinejad is president and director of the Endodontic Institute of Surgical Education and Research Foundation in Irvine. He is a professor of endodontics and former director of the advanced specialty education program in endodontics at Loma Linda University (LLU) School of Dentistry. Currently, he is professor of endodontics at LLU, research professor at the University of Minnesota, Dean’s professor of endodontics at the University of Maryland, affiliate professor of endodontics at the University of Washington in Seattle and adjunct professor of endodontics at the University of Pacific in San Francisco and University of California in San Francisco. He has authored eight textbooks and more than 350 publications. He is the #1 author of citations in classic articles in the field of endodontics and #1 author of citations for pulp regeneration. He has presented over 250 lectures nationally and internationally in over 40 countries and holds 21 patents. He received several awards from LLU during his 42-year tenure at LLU. They include: the LLU Centennial Van Guard Award for Healing, the Distinguished Research Award from the Dental School, and the LLU distinguished investigator award. He is the recipient of the Louis I. Grossman Award of the French Association of Endodontists. He has received the Ralph F. Sommer Award of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) twice, Louis I. Grossman Award of the AAE, Philanthropic award of the Foundation for Endodontics, the Edgar D. Coolidge Award of the AAE. He is a past president of the California Association of Endodontics and past president of the AAE and its Foundation.

Course Logistics

Saturday and Sunday, September 7 and 8, 2024

University of Washington
South Campus Center, Room 316
Seattle, WA 98195

Online via Zoom. Link will be sent a day or two before the class.

This course is designed for dental professionals interested in endodontic microsurgery. All dental professionals welcome to the symposium.

Registration and Breakfast: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific time
Lecture: 8:30am – 5:00pm Pacific time

Registration and Breakfast: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific time
Lecture: 8:30am – 12:15pm Pacific time

TUITION – price includes lunch on Saturday for in person attendees
Until September 4, 2024 (after, $25 more)
$175/Faculty (limited spaces available)
$125/Student (limited spaces available)

11 hours



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