News and Events

Endodontics Extraordinaire 2 Conference to Showcase Latest Advances in Endo Field

December  02, 2009

The Continuing Dental Education Department at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry recently announced it is now accepting registrations for Endodontics Extraordinaire 2, a conference centered on the latest advances in endodontics, to be held March 26-27, 2010 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. Attendees will stay on the cutting edge of their profession through a unique and innovative educational program designed for general practitioners as well as specialists.

The conference will give practitioners the opportunity to learn from renowned experts who have helped shape the highest standards of excellence in endodontics, and will also contribute to new research initiatives in the field. The school is organizing the event following the success of a similar endodontic conference held six years ago.

In recent years, new technologies have greatly increased the quality of care and options for treatments in the field of oral health, and this conference will spotlight recent developments. Drs. Clifford Ruddle and L. Stephen Buchanan will review and discuss the most significant advances in care that can be achieved by modern endodontic techniques. Drs. Alan Gluskin and Ove Peters will focus on the consensus for current standards of practice and the latest research in the field. Dr. John West will highlight what it means to achieve optimum performance in endodontics for treatment success and professional growth.

A portion of the event proceeds will help fund further research opportunities and development of the endodontic research laboratory at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. The endodontic laboratory focuses on two core lines of research: testing of root canal instrumentation/disinfection techniques and outcomes of the host response during healing of periradicular lesions.

"Endodontics Extraordinaire 2 will focus on the very latest methods and outcomes of endodontic care by masters in the field," said Dr. Alan Gluskin, DDS, chair of the school's Department of Endodontics. "All of our presenters have been intimately involved in the educational program at Pacific through past and ongoing support for our programs."

The school welcomes inquiries regarding current projects and potential collaborations in the field of endodontics. For more information, contact Dr. Gluskin at 415.929.6527 or

The Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry also recently announced a series of continuing dental education events slated for this winter and spring. Spanning numerous areas of dentistry, the courses are open to dental hygienists, assistants, general practitioners and specialists interested in keeping their skills up to date.

To register for the Endodontics Extraordinaire 2 conference, or other continuing education events, visit or call 415.929.6486.

Category Type: Special Events, Dental Issues and Research

Contact:  Office of Marketing and Communications, 415.929.6434,