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Samuel O. Dorn, D.D.S.


Dr. Samuel Dorn is an endowed Professor at the University of Texas at Houston and the former department chair.  He taught at the University of Florida from 1992 until 1997 when he became the Director of Postgraduate Endodontics and Co-Chair at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale.

Dr. Dorn was the President of the American Association of Endodontists in 2002-2003 and has previously served as a Director of the American Board of Endodontics and of the American Association of Endodontists and a Trustee of the AAE Foundation.  He is now serving as Immediate Past President of the International Federation of Endodontic Associations after serving as its president from 2014 to 2016.

Dr. Dorn is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and Fellow of the American College of Dentists, and was the President of the Florida Chapter from 2000 to 2002.  He is also a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, and Pierre Fauchard Academy.

Dr. Dorn has received numerous awards including the 2013 Coolidge Award for lifetime achievement, the highest award presented by the American Association of Endodontists.

Dr. Dorn has lectured extensively throughout the United States, Asia, Europe and Latin America. He has authored many articles and textbook chapters including the chapter on Emergency Treatment in the latest edition of Pathways of the Pulp.

Contact information

Dept of Endodontics
PO Box 9450
Health Sciences Center North
Morgantown, WV 26506-9450
Phone: 304-293-5363

Available Sessions

  • Treating Endodontic Emergencies
    Learning Objectives:
    • Quickly and accurately diagnose the source of a patient’s toothache.
    • Describe the medical conditions mimicking tooth pain.
    • Learn how to provide emergency treatment to a patient in pain.
    • Understand a variety of anesthesia techniques that can be used in the emergency patient.
    • Know the appropriate pharmacological tools available.

    Most dental emergencies are endodontic in nature. When a patient is having a toothache, the dentist is called upon to quickly and efficiently relieve the pain. This seminar will investigate the diagnostic procedures needed to quickly and accurately determine the source of most toothaches. Conditions mimicking toothaches will also be discussed. Using a simplified classification system, and based on questionnaires of endodontists over the past three decades, the speaker will describe which treatment modalities should be utilized to handle these emergencies. The anesthetic management and pharmacological management of a patient with a severe toothache will also be discussed.

    One half- or full-day lecture.

  • Traumatic Injuries Diagnosis & Treatment
    Learning Objectives:
    • Describe how to diagnose and treat fractured, luxated and avulsed teeth.
    • Explain how to splint injured teeth.

    Sports injuries are still very prevalent even though the use of mouth guards is increasing in organized sports. When a patient is involved in a traumatic incident, whether or not it is sports related, the dentist is called upon to quickly and efficiently relieve the pain and save the teeth. This seminar will investigate the diagnostic procedures needed to determine which treatment modality should be utilized, and discuss various techniques to handle these emergencies. An overview of various types of injuries to the teeth that can occur such as luxations, fractures and avulsions will be provided. Diagnosis and treatment of these injuries will be discussed, along with the prevention of these injuries in organized sports.

    One half or full-day lecture.


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

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