Dr. Azim is the Division Head and Director of the Endodontic Post-Graduate Program at the University at Buffalo (UB) in New York. He maintains a private practice limited to Endodontics and he is also the Founder and Chief Editor of Endolit.
Dr. Azim was born and raised in Cairo – Egypt. He earned his BDS from Cairo University in 2006, where he also did his endodontic residency. He practiced as an Endodontist in Cairo for a few years in several private practices and his own clinic. In 2010, he joined the Endodontic Post-Doctoral program at Columbia University, where he was first a resident and later a part-time faculty. Dr. Azim later joined the Endodontic Department at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center were he worked as an Assistant Professor.
Dr. Azim is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. He has lectured in several countries in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. He has been awarded several times for his research work including the 1st prize in the American Association of Endodontics research Award Competition (Boston 2012) and 1st prize in the Pan Arab Endodontic Conference (Dubai 2012). He has numerous publication in peer-reviewed journals and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Journal of Endodontics. He is also a reviewer for multiple other Endodontic journals such as International Endodontic Journal, Journal of Dental Traumatology and Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA).
Endodontic Microsurgery: Making it more predictable
The success rate of endodontic surgery has increased significantly over the past two decades with the implementation of micro-surgical techniques and improved retro-filling material. To this day, many clinicians have considered endodontic surgery as the last resort for treatment and often deem the outcome as guarded. In this presentation, we will discuss the best evidence available regarding the success of micro-surgical techniques. We will also present new considerations in dealing with complicated surgical cases to provide a predictable outcome.