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Dr. Ove Peters Earns Diplomate Status from American Board of Endodontics

Dr. Ove Peters in the Endodontic Research Laboratory at the Dugoni School of Dentistry.

April  28, 2010

The American Board of Endodontics (ABE), an organization sponsored by the American Association of Endodontics (AAE), has declared Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry Professor Dr. Ove Peters a Diplomate of the ABE.

This title shows Peters' outstanding professional motivation and commitment to the highest standards in the specialty of endodontics. Per ABE guidelines, a board-certified endodontist must understand the importance of achieving the highest level of knowledge and skill possible, and apply new research and advances to the practice of endodontics.

Peters underwent a peer-administered, three-part examination process consisting of written, oral and case history components, including a presentation of 15 complex cases from Peters' own practice.

"I am pleased to congratulate Dr. Peters on his award to Diplomate status of the American Board of Endodontics," said Dean Patrick J. Ferrillo, Jr. "Ove is a devoted member of our faculty and a well-known, highly respected professional in his specialty. This award speaks to his outstanding dedication to academia, research and clinical expertise."

In addition to his position as professor, Peters currently spearheads research conducted in the Endodontic Research Laboratory at the Dugoni School of Dentistry. Since 2007, he has focused on two core lines of research: testing of root canal instrumentation/disinfection techniques and outcomes of the host response during healing of periradicular lesions.

Peters also stays active in presenting research findings and best practices to colleagues. He recently gave the presentation "New Laboratory Methods to Enhance the Clinical Practice of Endodontics" at the Endodontics Extraordinaire 2 conference organized by the Dugoni School of Dentistry's Continuing Dental Education department in collaboration with the Department of Endodontics.

The American Board of Endodontics was founded in 1956. It is the only certifying board for the specialty of endodontics and is one of nine specialty boards recognized by the American Dental Association. To learn more about the ABE, visit http://www.aae.org/certboard/.

Category Type: Honors and Awards, Dental Issues and Research

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