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Mahmoud Torabinejad, D.M.D., M.S.D., Ph.D.


Dr. Torabinejad is president and director of the Torabinejad Institute of Surgical Education and Research Venues (TISERV) in Irvine, California and an adjunct professor at Loma Linda University, University of Pacific in San Francisco, University of California in San Francisco, and affiliate professor of endodontics at the University of Washington in Seattle. He practices two half-days in Upland California. He has made over 200 national and international presentations in more than 40 countries. He has authored six textbooks and more than 350 publications.  He is the #1 author of citation classics in the field of endodontics with authorship in 16 articles of the top 100 list. He is the recipient of several awards from Loma Linda University including the Loma Linda University Centennial Van Guard Award for Healing ,2006. the Distinguished Research Award from the dental school 2008, the Loma Linda University distinguished investigator award in 2013. He has received the AAE Ralph F. Sommer Award, the Louis I. Grossman Award, and the Philanthropist Award from the American Association of Endodontists. As an individual who had displayed leadership and exemplary dedication to dentistry and endodontic he is the recipient of the Edgar D. Coolidge Award of the AAE in 2016.  He is a past president of the California Association of endodontics and past president of the American Association of Endodontists and its Foundation.

Contact information

Mahmoud Torabinejad DMD, MSD, PhD
9950 Irvine Center Dr.
Irvine, CA 92618

Phone: (909) 754-7266.
Fax: (909) 796-7203

Available Sessions

  • Factors Affecting Treatment Planning for Root Canal Treatment and Single-Tooth Implants
    Topic: Endodontic Surgery

    When routine endodontic procedures fail, endodontic surgery is an alternative to extraction and placement of a crown, bridge or implant. The main cause for root canal failure is the presence of bacteria within the root canal system. Studies have shown a significant percentage of failed root canals heal following retreatment. This lecture will discuss when to retreat and perform surgical endodontics. Various types of endodontic surgeries, including indications for calcified canals, irretrievable filling materials, symptomatic cases, procedural accidents requiring surgery, presence of a nonremovable post, unusual canal anatomy, horizontal apical fracture and exploratory surgery, will be presented. Outcomes of endodontic surgery will be discussed based on systematic literature reviews and compared to nonsurgical retreatment and single-tooth implants.

    One full-day lecture, workshop or live demonstration.

  • Root Canal Treatment or Dental Implant?
    Topic: Endodontics vs Single-Tooth Implants

    Advances in endosseous implants have had a significant effect on treatment planning in dentistry. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss factors involved in decision making regarding selection of root canal treatment or dental implants. Indications and contraindications, as well as the criteria used to determine the outcomes of root canal treatment and dental implants will be reviewed. In addition, success rates and the factors affecting the success of each treatment modality will be discussed. Current data indicates similar levels of clinical functionality over time for both treatments. Retention or removal of teeth should be based on thorough knowledge related to risk factors affecting the long-term prognosis of root canal treatment and dental implants.

    One half-day lecture.

  • Retreatment for Unsuccessful Endodontic Treatment
    Topic: Nonsurgical Endodontic Treatment & Retreatment

    Initial root canal treatment may not heal for a number of reasons. The major cause is the failure to eliminate microorganisms that were present at the time of initial treatment, or their introduction into the root canal system after the initial treatment was completed. The treatment options for endodontic failures include nonsurgical retreatment, endodontic surgery, intentional replantation and extraction with or without further treatment. Indications, contraindications and the outcomes of each procedure will also be discussed based on the available evidence in the literature.

    One half-day lecture.

  • Management of Accidental Procedures During Root Canal Treatment
    Topic: Outcome Assessment Success & Failure

    Root canal treatment, like other disciplines of dentistry is sometimes associated with unwanted and unforeseen circumstances that are collectively called procedural accidents. These mishaps can occur during diagnosis, access preparation, cleaning and shaping, obturation, as well as during post-space preparation. Knowledge of the etiologic factors involved in these accidents is essential for their prevention. Methods of recognition and treatment, as well as their effects on success and failure of endodontics, are also important. In this audio/video presentation, participants will learn how to avoid and manage accidental procedures during root canal treatment.

    One half-day lecture.


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

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