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Ilan Rotstein, D.D.S.


Dr. Rotstein is Professor of Endodontics at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, U.S.A. He served as Chair of Endodontics for 20 years and as Associate Dean for 17 years at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. Dr. Rotstein also served in leadership roles of various dental organizations including Chair of the Research Committee of the International Federation of Endodontic Associations, President of the Southern California Academy of Endodontists, member on committees of the American Association of Endodontists, member on committees of the European Society of Endodontology and as scientific reviewer for international endodontic and dental journals. Dr. Rotstein has published over 200 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, Endodontia: Biologia e Tecnica, Bleaching Techniques in Restorative Dentistry, and Harty’s Endodontics in Clinical Practice. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the 7th edition of the classic textbook Ingle’s Endodontics and web editor of the 11th and 12th editions of the textbook Cohen’s Pathways of the Pulp. Dr. Rotstein has lectured extensively in more than 25 countries throughout 5 continents.

Contact information

2929 Westminster Ave., #3666
Seal Beach, CA 90740

Phone: 213-740-2305
Fax: 213-740-5402

Available Sessions

  • Outcome of Endodontic Treatment- How Well Are We Doing?
    Learning Objectives:

    1. Improve assessment of endodontic treatment outcome.
    2. Identify factors affecting success of endodontic treatment.
    3. Make evidence-based endodontic treatment decisions.

    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.

    Two-hour minimum lecture.

  • Tooth Bleaching- From Science to Practice
    Learning Objectives:

    1. Learn the etiological factors of tooth discoloration.
    2. Recognize potential complications and methods for their prevention.
    3. Explain efficient and safe techniques for bleaching endodontically treated teeth.

    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 non-vital bleaching. This complication was reported in humans and experimental animal studies. This was attributed to 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 and efficient bleaching technique will be presented.

    Two-hour minimum lecture.

  • Endodontic-Periodontal Interrelationship
    Learning Objectives:

    1. Recognize pathways of infection between the dental pulp and the periodontium.
    2. Learn a useful classification of endodontic-periodontal diseases.
    3. Explain clinical conditions that may mimic the appearance of endodontic-periodontal diseases.

    The pulp and the periodontium are intimately related. Endodontic-periodontal diseases can 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 diseases. 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 for diagnosis, prognosis and decision making in the treatment of these conditions.

    Two-hour minimum lecture.


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

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