Adham Abdel Azim

Dr. Azim is the Division Head & Director of the Endodontic Post-Graduate Program at the University at Buffalo (UB) in New York and he maintains a private practice limited to Endodontics. He is also the Founder and Chief Editor of Endolit.

Dr. Azim earned his BDS from Cairo University, where he also did his endodontic training. He practiced as an Endodontist in Cairo for a few years in several private practices and his own clinic. He then joined the Endodontic Post-Doctoral program at Columbia University, where he was first a resident and then a part-time faculty. Dr. Azim later joined the Endodontic Department at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center where he worked as an Assistant Professor. 

Dr. Azim is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. He has lectured all over the world and 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 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He is 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 and Journal of Dental Traumatology. 

Are you planning your apical surgeries properly?

The success rate of endodontic surgery has shown significant improvement over the past two decades. With the implementation of micro-surgical techniques, the procedure became easier and more predictable
enabling complete retreatment of the root in a surgical manner. As a result, apical surgery became the treatment of choice to address many cases with persistent apical periodontitis. However, are we doing a disservice to our patients by limiting our surgeries to only managing the periapical disease? Should we broaden our treatment planning to consider the supporting structure?

In this presentation, we will present some novel approaches for surgical management of endodontic infections and we will discuss the importance of addressing the supporting structure through guided tissue regeneration (GTR) and the impact it may have on the patient’s quality of life and future treatment options.