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Louis E. Rossman, D.M.D.


Louis E. Rossman is a clinical professor of endodontics and overseer at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He is also chair emeritus of the I.B. Bender Division of Endodontics at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, and a clinical associate professor of surgery and medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine.

He is a past president of the Foundation for Endodontics. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, and past president and past director of the American Board of Endodontics. He is a Fellow in the American College of Dentists.

Dr. Rossman has lectured extensively in the United States, Europe and Asia. He has published numerous articles and written chapters in several textbooks including Pathways of the Pulp, Periodontics: Medicine, Surgery, and Implants, Kraus’ Dental Anatomy and Occlusion, and Harvey’s Veterinary Dentistry. He also serves as a consulting editor for the Journal of Endodontics and Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry. He maintains a full-time clinical private practice specializing in endodontics in Philadelphia.

Contact information

Medical Arts Building
Suite 1114
1601 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102-2907
Phone: 215-563-5181
Fax: 215-563-3467

Available Sessions

  • Endodontics Then & Now
    Topic: Nonsurgical Endodontic Treatment & Retreatment

    Endodontics Then and now: 35 Years in Retrospect

    This lecture will focus on the treatment planning and biologic approach to endodontics that has evolved as a part of a multidisciplinary care of patients.

    Philosophy of treatment is based on the following three concepts:

    • Confidence
    • Communication
    • Competency

    Confidence defines how the practitioner feels about themselves and the way patients feel about their dentists. Communication is always established between the patient and doctor, and this relationship is based on respect, friendship and total loyalty. Competency is driven by biology and a complete understanding of the masticatory system in health and disease. The patient’s desire to follow through with all recommendations, maintenance and treatment will be discussed.

    Recognizing endodontics is predictable 97 percent of the time is important in developing the confidence to provide health and success to our patients. Times have changed and we will address the changes that endodontics has undergone. This presentation will conclude with where we are today and what the future holds for the specialty.

    At the conclusion of the presentation, the audience will have a confident set of guidelines to follow in achieving a predictable and successful endodontic result when compared with the alternatives. The basics are still in place, and the determination to satisfy the patient’s needs and functions are still the goal of endodontists. As a team, we can achieve long-lasting results.

    Three-hour to one half-day lecture.


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

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