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Shimon Friedman, D.M.D.

Biography

Dr. Friedman currently serves as professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry in Canada. He had served for 20 years as the Head of Endodontics, and for 22 years as the Director of the MSc Endodontics Program.

He received his D.M.D. degree and endodontics certificate from the Hebrew University and Hadassah Faculty of Dental Medicine in Jerusalem, Israel, in 1975 and 1983, respectively. He had taught at Hebrew University for 16 years, spent one year as a visiting professor at Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, Pa, and has taught at the University of Toronto since 1992. In 1983, he was one of the first two endodontists to pass the specialty examination administered by the Scientific Council of the Israel Dental Association. He has served as a scientific council examiner (1983-1992) and chair of the Israel Endodontic Society (1985-1988).

He is active with various dental organizations and is a member of the AAE, Canadian Academy of Endodontics and the Ontario Society of Endodontists. He had served on the Editorial Boards of the International Endodontic Journal; Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine, Oral Radiology and Endodontology; Endodontics and Dental Traumatology; Endodontic Topics; Practical Periodontics & Esthetic Dentistry; and Alpha Omegan.

Dr. Friedman has published over 140 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, 11 textbook chapters and many research abstracts. He has presented over 300 lectures worldwide. In recognition of his significant research and contributions to endodontology, Dr. Friedman received the 2008 AAE Louis I. Grossman Award. He also received the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry W.W. Wood Award for excellence in dental education in 2013, and the Award of Distinction from the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto in 2014. He maintains a private practice limited to endodontics in Toronto.

Contact information

124 Edward St.
Toronto, ON M5G 1G6
Canada
Phone: 416-979-4911, ext. 4403
Fax: 416-979-4936
Email: shimon.friedman@dentistry.utoronto.ca

Available Sessions

  • Prognosis of Endodontic Surgery
    Topic: Endodontic Surgery

    The prognosis of apical microsurgery has for a long time been disputed because of methodological considerations that may bias reported outcomes. This lecture will define the goals of apical microsurgery and related outcome criteria, outline key considerations in appraisal of individual studies, establish the current best evidence, and highlight the expected outcomes and their predictors, in regards to healing and asymptomatic function of the surgically-treated teeth. Levels of evidence: The lecture content includes systematic reviews, randomized controlled trials and prospective cohort studies.

    One half-day lecture.

  • Retreatment, in the Era of Implants?!
    Topic: Endodontics vs Single-Tooth Implants

    Should we, and shall we still perform retreatments when dentists increasingly favor replacing root-filled teeth with implants? This lecture will highlight three key concepts addressing this pertinent question. First, case selection strategies must be revised recognizing implants as a viable alternative to retreatment. Second, emphasis on tooth structure conservation during retreatment is needed to maximize tooth longevity after treatment. Third, the technical possibilites and favorable prognosis of treatment should be emphatically communicated to the dental community and patients. Levels of evidence: the lecture content includes mainly prospective cohort studies.

    One half- or full-day lecture.

  • Endodontic Treatment Outcome—The Current Best Evidence
    Topic: Outcome Assessment Success & Failure

    To avoid confusion, treatment outcomes must be defined in relation to established goals and supported by an evidence base. This lecture will define the goals of endodontic therapy, outline criteria for appraisal of studies, establish the current best evidence, and highlight the treatment outcomes and their predictors, in regards to healing and asymptomatic function of the treated teeth. Levels of evidence: The lecture content is supported by randomized controlled trials and prospective cohort studies.

    One half- or full-day lecture.

Disclosure

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

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