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Ilan Rotstein, D.D.S.


Dr. Rotstein is Professor and Chair of Endodontics, Orthodontics and General Practice Residency, and Associate Dean at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He is on the Executive Leadership Team of the School of Dentistry and Ambassador Member of the University of Southern California.

He has served in leadership roles for various dental organizations including Chair of the International Federation of Endodontic Associations’ Research Committee, member on committees of the American Association of Endodontists, European Society of Endodontology and as scientific reviewer for international endodontic and dental journals. He has also served as President of the Southern California Academy of Endodontists, Israel Endodontic Society, International Association for Dental Research- Israel Division, and Chair of the Israel National Board of Diplomates in Endodontics.

Dr. Rotstein has published over 150 scientific papers and research abstracts in the dental literature as well as chapters in international endodontic textbooks including Ingle’s Endodontics, Pathways of the Pulp, Endodontics: Principles and Practice, Seltzer and Bender’s Dental Pulp, and Harty’s Endodontics in Clinical Practice. He is the Editor-in-chief of the 7th edition of the classic textbook Ingle’s Endodontics. Dr. Rotstein has lectured extensively in more than 25 countries throughout 5 continents.

Contact information

925 West 34th Street
Suite 310
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0641
Phone: 213-740-2305
Fax: 213-740-5402

Available Sessions

  • The Endodontic Periodontal Continuum
    Topic: Differential Diagnosis

    The pulp and the periodontium are intimately related. Endodontic-periodontal lesions present challenges to the clinician as far as the diagnosis and prognosis of the involved teeth are concerned. Etiologic factors such as bacteria, fungi and viruses, as well as various contributing factors such as trauma, root resorptions, perforations and dental malformations, play an important role in the development and progression of such lesions. Treatment and prognosis of endodontic-periodontal diseases vary and depend on the cause and correct diagnosis of each specific condition. This presentation will describe the interrelationship between endodontic and periodontal diseases and provide biological and clinical evidence of significance for diagnosis, prognosis and decision making in the treatment of these conditions.

    Three-hour minimum lecture.

  • Tooth Bleaching—From Science to Practice
    Topic: Nonsurgical Endodontic Treatment & Retreatment

    Discoloration of anterior teeth is an esthetic problem that can often be successfully corrected by bleaching. The successful outcome depends mainly on the etiology, correct diagnosis and proper selection of a bleaching technique. Bleaching-associated root resorption was reported as one of the possible complications of internal treatment. This complication was reported in humans and experimental animal studies. It has been suggested that the pathogenic mechanism involves diffusion of the bleaching agent through the radicular dentin, particularly in the presence of cementum defects. This could initiate an inflammatory reaction followed by bacterial invasion and subsequent root resorption. In this presentation, the etiology of tooth discoloration, bleaching techniques and potential complications will be discussed based on clinical and experimental data. A safe, efficient bleaching technique will also be presented.

    Three-hour minimum lecture.

  • Outcome of Endodontic Treatment: Perceptions and Reality
    Topic: Outcome Assessment Success & Failure

    A realistic assessment of endodontic treatment outcome is of crucial importance for appropriate case selection and treatment decision making. The perceptions of referring dentists regarding the predictability of endodontic treatment merit serious consideration by the endodontist. This may determine whether patients will elect to retain their natural dentition or if the affected tooth will be replaced by an implant. Studies assessing treatment outcome varied considerably in their methodologies and the results often cause confusion. In this presentation, an evidence-based assessment of endodontic treatment outcome will be discussed.

    Three-hour minimum lecture.


Dr. Rotstein has no proprietary, financial and/or personal interest pertaining to his presentations to disclose.

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