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Ove A. Peters, D.M.D., M.S., Ph.D.


In 1990, Dr. Peters received his dental degree from the University of Kiel in Germany and later completed his postgraduate endodontic training at Zurich University Dental School in Switzerland in 2001. In 2004, he earned his Master of Science in oral biology from the University of California at San Francisco.

After spending two years in the department of neurophysiology at the University of Kiel, he served as an assistant professor of prosthodontics at the University of Heidelberg in Germany from 1993 to 1996. He was an associate professor and head of the faculty practice in restorative dentistry at the University of Zurich until 2001, spending his time teaching, giving continuing education courses and participating in the faculty practice. In 2006, he became an assistant professor at UCSF.

He is currently professor and director of endodontic research in the department of endodontics at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, Calif.

His main scientific interests are the performance of nickel-titanium rotary root canal instruments assessed by microcomputed tomography and torque-testing devices; efficacy of antimicrobial regimes in root canal treatment; and events in healing of periradicular lesions.

Dr. Peters has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and lectured worldwide. He serves on the review panels and editorial boards of several endodontic journals. He is the lead author of the Cleaning and Shaping the Root Canal System chapters in Pathways of the Pulp and Ingle’s Endodontics.

Contact information

2155 Webster St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: 415-351-7117
Fax: 415-929-6654

Available Sessions

  • Rotary Root Canal Preparation
    Topic: Nonsurgical Endodontic Treatment & Retreatment

    This lecture may include experimental and clinical data on a variety of canal preparation and irrigation techniques. Clinical procedures will be detailed and evidence for procedures are examined. Hands-on portions of different techniques may also be included if desired.

    One half- or full-day lecture or workshop.

  • Successful Endodontics: Best practices and New Treatment Avenues
    Topic: General Endodontic Knowledge
    Learning Objectives:
    • Differentiate process-centered, disease centered and patient reported outcomes.
    • List major tenets regarding to endodontic biology.
    • Describe current technology used in non-surgical root canal treatment.

    This extensive course include the biological foundation of endodontics as well pulpal and periapical diagnosis. The focus is, however, on the main principles of non-surgical endodontics, the is Access Cavity Preparation, Cleaning and Shaping, Obturation and Follow-up Care. Current best published evidence is presented along with contemporary research pointing clinicians to best practices. This course may include hands-on workshops for access cavity preparation, glide path and general canal shaping exercises.

    One half- or full-day lecture or workshop.


Dr. Peters has the following proprietary, financial and/or personal interests pertaining to his presentation:

  • Grants/Research Support: AAE Foundation, Swiss Dental Association and Swiss Endodontic Society
  • Financial/Material Support: DENTSPLY Maillefer, Brasseler USA, Kerr, Discus Dental

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