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Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

  • St. Joseph's College, Rensselaer, Indiana, Pre-dental, 1958-1960
  • Indiana University, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1964
  • US Air Force, General Dentistry, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1964-1966
  • Boston University, School of Dental Medicine, Certificate in Endodontics, Boston, MA 1989

PRACTICE PROFILE

  • Military Dentist, Air Force, 1964-1966
  • General Family Practice, Monticello, Indiana, 1966-1972
  • General Practice, Limited to Adults, Tucson, Arizona, 1972-1980
  • Limited Practice, Restorative & Prosthetic Dentistry, Tucson, Arizona, 1981-1987
  • Specialty Practice of Endodontics, Prescott, Arizona, 1989-1996
  • Specialty Practice of Endodontics, Anchorage, Alaska, 1996-1999
  • Specialty Practice, Limited to MicroEndodontics, Scottsdale, Arizona, 1999 to 2011

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • American Dental Association, 1964 to present
  • Indiana Dental Association, 1964 to 1996
  • Arizona State Dental Association, 1972 to present
  • Southern Arizona Dental Association, 1972 to 1989
  • Federation Dentaire International, 1976 to 2005
  • Massachusetts State Dental Association, member, 1987-1989
  • Northern Arizona Dental Association, member, 1989-1996
  • Boston University Endodontic Alumni Association, 1989 to present
  • American Association of Endodontists, 1989 to present
  • UCSF, School of Dentistry, Visiting Clinical Instructor, 1990-1991
  • Arizona Endodontic Association, 1990 to present
  • Veterans Administration, Prescott, Arizona, Endodontic Consultant, 1990-1996
  • Pacific Endodontic Research Foundation (PERF), Visiting Clinical Instructor, Microscopic Endodontics, 1991-1995
  • Boston University, Visiting Clinical Instructor, Graduate MicroEndodontics, 1995-1996
  • Boston University, Graduate Endodontic Department, Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor, 1996-1999
  • Central Arizona Dental Association, 1998 to present
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, 1996-2001
  • Alaska Dental Society, 1996-2000
  • Anchorage Dental Society, 1996-2000
  • Kenai-Kodiak Dental Society, 1996-2000
  • Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry, Assistant Professor, Dept of Graduate Endodontics, 1999- 2001
  • Scottsdale/Paradise Valley Dental Study Club, Scottsdale, Arizona 1999 to 2010
  • Clinical Endodontic Seminars LLC, Co-founder of a company committed to helping doctors enhance their Clinical Micro Endodontic abilities, six two-day seminars presented per year, at the Center for MicroSurgical Endodontics, Scottsdale, Arizona, 1999 to 2007.
  • Central Arizona Dental Association, 2000 to present
  • Greater Scottsdale Dental Seminars, 2001 to 2004
  • Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry (AMED), Endodontic Editor, 2003 to 2005
  • Scottsdale Center for Dentistry, Instructor, Endodontic MicroSurgery, 2007 to 2009
  • Horizon Dental Institute, Program Administrator and Instructor, 2015 to present

SCHEDULED PRESENTATIONS

  • Lecture/Workshop, Predictable Apical MicroSurgery, Horizon Dental Institute, Scottsdale, AZ, September 14-15, 2018
  • Lecture, Treatments for External Cervical Resorption, Greater KC Endodontic Study Club, Kansas City, MO, October 11, 2018
  • Lecture, Predictable Apical MicroSurgery, Graduate Endodontic Residents, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO, October 12, 2018
  • Lecture, Predictable Apical MicroSurgery, International College of Dentists Congress, Alexandria, Egypt, November 7, 2018
  • Lecture, Treatments for External Cervical Resorption, International College of Dentists Congress, Alexandria, Egypt, November 8, 2018
  • Lecture, Predictable Apical MicroSurgery, Annual Society of Endodontists Singapore (SES) Scientific Conference, Singapore, November 10, 2018
  • Lecture, Treatments for External Cervical Resorption, Hong Kong Endodontic Society, Hong Kong, November 14, 2018
  • Lecture, Subject to be determined, Canadian Academy of Endodontics, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, Canada, August 27, 2020

PROFESSIONAL & CONTINUING EDUCATION PRESENTATIONS

  • Pima Dental Study Club, Tucson, Arizona, Past President
  • Averaged over 120 hours/year in Continuing Education credits over the last 50 years of private dental practice.
  • Completed 3 Continuum levels at the L.D. Pankey Institute
  • Lecture, MicroSurgical Endodontics, Annual Meeting, Boston University Endodontic Alumni Association, Orlando, Florida, 1992
  • Lecture, MicroSurgical Endodontics, Johannes Gutenberg University Medical Center, Mainz, Germany, October 1993
  • Lecture, MicroSurgical Endodontics, University of Munich, Germany, October 1993
  • Lecture, MicroEndodontics, Arizona, Alaska, California, 1994
  • Lecture, MicroEndodontics, Clark County Dental Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1995
  • Lecture, MicroEndodontics, Boston University Endodontic Alumni Association, Santa Fe, New Mexico, September 1995
  • Lecture, MicroEndodontics, University of California, San Francisco, Advanced Endodontic Study Club, 1997
  • Lecture, Endodontic Update, Kenai-Kodiak Dental Society, 1997
  • Three one-day seminars, Endodontics for the 21st  Century, presented to general dentists, Anchorage, Alaska, 1998
  • Symposium, Positioning Yourself for Success in Endodontics, lectured and performed all Apical MicroSurgery Demonstrations, Boston University, School of Dental Medicine, 1998
  • Lecture/Live Demo, MicroSurgical Endodontics, Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany, September 1998
  • Lecture, MicroEndodontics, Italian Endodontic Study Club, Florence, Italy, September 1998
  • Lecture, MicroEndodontics, German Endodontic Society, Bonn, Germany, September 1998
  • Lecture/Live Demo, Apical MicroSurgery, NOVA Southeastern University, School of Dental Medicine, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, April 1999
  • Lectures/Live Demo, Apical MicroSurgery, 2nd Year Graduate Endodontic Residents, Biannually, Boston University, Goldman School of Dental Medicine, 1996 to 2002
  • Two-day Seminar, Microscopes for the General Dental Practice, Anchorage, Alaska, 1999
  • Seminar, Endodontic MicroSurgery, an Update, University of California, Los Angeles, California, Feb 2000
  • Lecture, Conventional, Retreatment, & Surgical Micro Endodontics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, May 2000
  • One-day seminars titled Endodontics for the 21st Century, presented to General Dentists, Scottsdale, Arizona, June 2000 - July 2001
  • Lecture, Conventional and Surgical MicroEndodontics, Egyptian Association of Endodontics, 1st Annual meeting, Cairo, Egypt, September 2000
  • Lecture, MicroSurgical Endodontics, Annual meeting Boston University Endodontic Alumni, Tucson, Arizona, October 2000
  • Lecture, Why a Microscope for Endodontic Surgery, Annual Buel Seminar, Loma Linda CA, December, 2000
  • Co-founder, Clinical Endodontic Seminars LLC (CES), Scottsdale, AZ, February, 2001
  • Television Broadcast, Live Apical MicroSurgery Demonstration, Video Conference from Scottsdale, Arizona to the Caracas Hilton, Venezuela for 400 dentists, October 2002
  • Two-day Seminar, Apical MicroSurgery, presented annually 2001 to 2007, Clinical Endodontic Seminars, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Two-day Seminar, Introduction to MicroEndodontics, presented annually 2001 to 2007, Clinical Endodontic Seminars, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Two-day Seminar, Advanced MicroEndodontics, presented biannually 2001 to 2007, Clinical Endodontic Seminars, Scottsdale, AZ.
  • Lecture, Apical Microsurgery, Loma Linda Grad Endo Residents, Loma Linda CA, August 2001
  • Lecture, MicroEndodontic Update, Ed Nutting Study Club, San Diego, California, February 2002
  • Lecture, MicroSurgical Update, a full day presented to Graduate Endodontic Residents of UCLA, USC, and Long Beach VA, March, 2002
  • Lecture, MicroSurgical Update, Graduate Endodontic Residents, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda CA, April, 2002
  • Lecture, MicroSurgical Update, ROOTS Summit II, San Diego, California, June 2002
  • Lecture, Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (MTA), ROOTS Summit II, San Diego, California, June 2002
  • Two-day Seminar, lecture/live surgical demo, Micro Endoscopic Surgery, Indiana University, School of Dentistry, Indianapolis, Indiana, June 2002
  • Lecture, Microsurgical Update, Opinion Leaders Conference, Tulsa Dental/Dentsply, Tulsa, Oklahoma, July 2002
  • Lecture, MicroEndodontics, Academy of Microscopically Enhanced Dentistry (AMED), 1st Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, November 2002
  • Two-day Seminar, The Powerful Digital Presentation, Clinical Endodontic Seminars, Scottsdale, AZ., February 2003
  • Lecture, Conventional and Surgical MicroEndodontics: An Update, 6th Annual Endodontic Day, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, May 2003
  • Lecture, MicroSurgery, Graduate Endo Residents, Loma Linda University, May 2003
  • Lecture, System ‘S', ROOTS Summit III, Anaheim, California, June 2003
  • Lecture, MicroSurgical Possibilities, Academy of Microscopically Enhanced Dentistry, Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona, November 2003
  • Lecture, Surgical Endodontics Using Microscopic Instrumentation, American Association of Endodontists, Annual Fall Meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona, November 2003
  • Lecture, MicroSurgery, Graduate Endodontic Residents, University of Southern California, January, 2004
  • Lecture, Non-Surgical & Surgical MicroEndodontics: An Update, Washington State Association of Endodontics, Seattle, Washington, February 2004
  • Lecture, Surgical & Nonsurgical MicroEndodontics, UCSF Endo Study Club, San Francisco, CA, October 2004
  • Lecture, Non-Surgical & Surgical MicroEndodontics: An Update, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, May 2004
  • Lecture, Non-Surgical & Surgical MicroEndodontics: An Update, Mexican Association of Endodontists, Cancun, Mexico, May 2004
  • Lecture, Non-Surgical & Surgical MicroEndodontics, University of California San Francisco Endodontic Study Club, San Francisco, CA, October 2004
  • Lecture, Extra-Canal Invasive Resorption, Academy of Microscopically Enhanced Dentistry, Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona, November 2004
  • Lecture, MicroSurgery, Graduate Endodontic Residents, Loma Linda University, May 2005
  • Lecture, Extra-Canal Invasive Resorption, Edgar D. Coolidge Study Club, Chicago, IL, February 2006
  • Lecture, MicroSurgery, Graduate Endodontic Residents, Loma Linda University, May 2006
  • Two-day Seminar, Predictable MicroEndodontics, Clinical Endodontic Seminars, Scottsdale Center for Dentistry, Scottsdale AZ, March 2007
  • Lecture, MicroSurgical Endodontics in a Nutshell, University of Southern California, Annual Endodontic Alumni Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, March 2007
  • Lecture, Predictable Endodontics, Dentsply International, Tulsa, OK, March 2007
  • Lecture, MicroSurgery, NOVA Southwestern School of Dentistry, Graduate Endodontic Residents, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, March 2007
  • Lecture, MicroSurgery, Graduate Endodontic Residents, Loma Linda University, May 2007
  • Lecture, MicroSurgery in a Nutshell, Annual Meeting Boston University Endodontic Alumni, Boca Raton, FL, October 2007
  • Lecture, MicroSurgery in a Nutshell, Graduate Endodontic Residents, University of Florida, Gainesville FL, March 2008
  • Lecture, MicroSurgery in a Nutshell, Graduate Endodontic Residents, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda CA, May 2008
  • Two-day Seminar, Endodontic MicroSurgery, Scottsdale Center for Dentistry, Scottsdale AZ, June 2008
  • Lecture, System ‘S', Annual Meeting Boston University Endodontic Alumni, Santa Fe NM, October 2008
  • Lecture, System ‘S' & Challenging Retreatment Cases, Graduate Endo Residents, University of Florida, Gainesville FL, December 2008
  • Lecture, Endodontic MicroSurgery, Endodontic Extravaganza, Scottsdale Center for Dentistry, Scottsdale AZ, January 2009
  • Lecture, Predictable MicroSurgery, Graduate Endodontic Residents, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda CA, May 2009
  • Two-day Seminar, Predictable MicroSurgical Endodontics, Scottsdale Center for Dentistry, Scottsdale AZ, June 2009
  • Lecture, MicroSurgery in a Nutshell, Graduate Endodontic Residents, University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA, November 2009
  • Lecture, Predictable MicroSurgery, USC 8th International Symposium, Los Angeles CA, November 2009
  • Lecture, System ‘S' for Predictable Obturation, Dallas/Fort Worth Endodontic Society, Dallas, Texas, February 2010
  • Lecture, Predictable MicroSurgery and "System ‘S' for Obturation, Baylor University Graduate Endo Residents, February 2010
  • Lecture, MicroSurgery" & System ‘S' Technique, Long Beach Veterans Administration, Grad Endo Residents, March 2010
  • Lecture, Predictable MicroSurgery, Graduate Endodontic Residents, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda CA, May 2010
  • Lecture, System ‘S' for Obturation, Tenth Annual Endo Meeting, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, August 2010
  • Lecture, Predictable MicroSurgery, University of Southern California Grad Endo Residents, October 2010
  • Lecture, System ‘S' for Predictable Obturation, Trans-Tasman Endo Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, November 2010
  • Lecture, Apical MicroSurgery, University of Southern California Graduate Endo Residents, Los Angeles CA, April 2011
  • Lecture, Predictable MicroSurgery, Graduate Endodontic Residents, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda CA, May 2011
  • Webinar, Predictable Apical MicroSurgery, Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry (AMED), Las Vegas NV, November 2011
  • Lecture, Predictable Apical MicroSurgery, Grad Endodontic Residents, University of Tennessee, Memphis TN, April 2013
  • Lecture, Predictable Apical MicroSurgery, Michigan Association of Endodontists Annual Meeting, August 2013
  • Lecture, Predictable MicroSurgery, Graduate Endodontic Residents, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda CA, May 2014
  • Webinar, Persistent Apical Lesions - Retreat? Apical Surgery?, Schilder Institute for the Advancement of Endodontics, September 2014
  • Lecture, MicroSurgery & External Cervical Resorption, Annual Meeting Boston University Endodontic Alumni, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, October 2014
  • Lecture, Predictable Apical MicroSurgery, Budapest Dental Congress, Budapest, Hungary, May 2015
  • Lecture/Workshop, System ‘S’ for Obturation, Budapest Dental Congress, Budapest, Hungary, May 2015
  • Lecture, Predictable MicroSurgery, Graduate Endodontic Residents, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda CA, June 2015
  • Lecture/Workshop, See Better, Do Better, Feel Better: An Introduction To The Dental Microscope, Horizon Dental Institute, Scottsdale, AZ, March 2016
  • Lecture, System ‘S’ for Conventional Endodontics, New Orleans Dental Conference/Louisiana Dental Association’s Annual Session, New Orleans LA, April 2016
  • Lecture, Predictable Apical MicroSurgery, New Orleans Dental Conference/Louisiana Dental Association’s Annual Session, New Orleans LA, April 2016
  • Lecture, External Cervical Erosion, Diagnosis and Treatment, New Orleans Dental Conference/Louisiana Dental Association’s Annual Session, New Orleans LA, April 2016
  • Lecture, The Steps for Predictable Endodontic Microsurgery, Post Graduate Endodontic Residents, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, TN, July 2016
  • Lecture, Endodontic Update, a course designed to help General Dentists improve Endodontic treatment, Midwest Gnathostatic Research and Study Group, Newton, IA, August 2016
  • Lecture/Workshop, The Steps for Predictable Microsurgery, a two-day Microsurgery lecture and hands-on course, Horizon Dental Institute, Scottsdale, AZ, September 2016
  • Lecture, The Steps for Predictable Microsurgery, Graduate Endodontic Residents, Boston University, Boston, MA, October 2016
  • Lecture, Endodontics: Just Do It! A one-day course designed to help General Dentists improve their Endodontic treatment, Horizon Dental Institute, Scottsdale, AZ, October 2016
  • Lecture/Workshop, The Steps for Predictable Microsurgery, a two-day Microsurgery lecture and hands-on course, Horizon Dental Institute, Scottsdale, AZ, February 10-11, 2017
  • Lecture/Workshop, The Steps for Predictable Microsurgery, a two-day Microsurgery lecture and hands-on course, Horizon Dental Institute, Scottsdale, AZ, February 24-25, 2017
  • Lecture, Alternative Treatments for External Cervical Resorption, American Association of Endodontics Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 2017
  • Lecture, Predictable Apical MicroSurgery, Graduate Endodontic Residents, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda CA, July 2017
  • Lecture, Treatment of External Cervical Resorption, Graduate Endodontic Residents, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda CA, July 2017
  • Lecture, Predictable Apical MicroSurgery, Graduate Endodontic Residents, University of Tennessee, Memphis TN, October 2017
  • Lecture, Treatments for External Cervical Resorption, Graduate Endodontic Residents, University of Tennessee, Memphis TN, October 2017
  • Lecture/Workshop, See Better, Do Better, Feel Better: An Introduction To The Dental Microscope, Horizon Dental Institute, Scottsdale, AZ, May 2018

PUBLICATIONS

  • Apical Microsurgery, six part series, Boston University, Endodontic Alumni Communiqué, Summer, Fall, & Winter issues, 1998.
  • Canal Morphology of Maxillary Molars: Clinical Observations of Canal Configurations, Private 10 yr. research involving over 7,200 teeth and 20,000 canals, Journal of Endodontics (JOE), June, 1999
  • Apical Microsurgery, three part series, Italian Endodontic Journal, L'Informatore Endodontico, Vol. 2, 1999, Vol. I & II, 2000
  • Apical Surgery, six part series, Journal of Endodontic Therapy, Parts I-II Vol. 2, No. 1, July, 2002, Parts III-IV Vol. 2, No. 2, October, 2002, and Parts V-VI July, 2003
  • Endodontic Pioneer, John J. Stropko, D.D.S., Doctor of Dentistry Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 3, 2005
  • Root-End Management: Resection, Cavity Preparation, and Material Placement, Endodontic Topics, Vol. 11, 2005, p. 131-151
  • Q & A with Renowned Endodontist, John J. Stropko, D.D.S., Endodontic Review of Arizona, Vol. 1, 2007, p. 34-5
  • The System ‘S' Technique: To Seal the Entire Canal System for ‘Success', Roots International Magazine of Endodontology, Vol. 4, Issue 3/2008
  • MicroSurgical Endodontics, Vol. III, Ch. 34, Dr. Arnaldo Castellucci's 3 Vol. textbook, "ENDODONTICS", published 2009 by Il Tridente, both English and Italian versions, Florence, Italy
  • Apical Microsurgery, six part series, Roots International Magazine of Endodontology Vol. 5, Part I Issue 2/2009, Part II Issue 3/2009, Part III Issue 4/2009, Vol. 6, Part IV Issue 1/2010, Part V Issue 2/2010, Part VI Issue 3/2010
  • Predictable Apical Microsurgery, six part series, Endo Tribune, The World's Endodontic Newspaper Vol. 4, Part I No. 7, July 2009, Part II No. 9, September 2009, Vol. 5, Part III No. 7, July 2010, Part IV No. 8, August 2010, Part V No. 9, September 2010, Part VI No. 10, October 2010
  • Contributing author, The Dental Microscope - Why and How, Book by Schmidt R, Boudro M, S&B Publishing, 2011, Ch. 2, p. 24 - 26
  • Apical Microsurgery, C.E. Article, Roots International Magazine of Endodontology, Vol. 7, Part I Issue 1/2011, Vol. 8, Part II Issue 2/2012
  • Invasive Cervical Resorption (ICR): A Description, Diagnosis and Discussion of Optional Management, C.E. Article, Roots International Magazine of Endodontology Vol. 8, Issue 3/2012
  • Invasive Cervical Resorption (ICR): A Description, Diagnosis and Discussion of Optional Management, C.E. Article, Roots International Magazine of Endodontology, Vol. 8 Issue 4/2012
  • Invasive Cervical Resorption, Case Report, Roots International Magazine of Endodontology, Vol. 9, Issue 1/2013
  • Predictable Endo 102: Why Warm and Soft Is So Good, C.E. Article, Roots International Magazine of Endodontology, Vols. 4 & 9, Issue 2/2013

COMMUNITY

  • Boy Scouts of America, Webelos Den Leader, Tucson, 1977-8
  • American Red Cross, Certificate of Extraordinary Personal Action, 1977
  • North Tucson Optimist Club, President, 1979
  • Help Them International, Founder and Past President, organized and flew medical/dental teams into remote mountain villages, making more than 45 trips throughout Mexico, in cooperation with Save the Children International, 1981-1987

 

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