Dr. Shimon Friedman Professor and Head, Endodontics Director, M.Sc. Program in Endodontics University of Toronto Toronto, Ontario Canada Shimon Friedman received his DMD degree (1975) and specialty in Endodontics (1983) from the Hebrew University and Hadassah Faculty of Dental Medicine of Jerusalem, Israel. He had taught, carried out research and practiced Endodontics in Israel till 1991, including one year spent as visiting professor at Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia. He served as Chairman of the Israel Endodontic Society (1985-1988), and as Israel’s representative to the European Society of Endodontology and the International Federation of Endodontic Associations.
In 1992, he was appointed Associate Professor and Head of Endodontics at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. In 1993 he established the first and thus far, the only graduate endodontics program in Canada. He was promoted to full professor in 1996.
He is member of the American Association of Endodontists, the Canadian Academy of Endodontics, and the Ontario Society of Endodontists. He has served on several editorial boards of journals, including the International Endodontic Journal, Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine, Radiology and Endodontics, Endodontics & Dental Traumatology, Endodontic Topics, Practical Periodontics and Esthetic Dentistry and Alpha Omegan. He presently serves as Co-chief Editor of Visual Endodontic Curriculum.
He has published 117 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, 10 textbook chapters and numerous research abstracts. He has presented over 200 national and international lectures. His main research interests include: (1) endodontic treatment outcomes and their predictors, (2) effectiveness of root canal medication and filling materials, (3) epidemiology, (4) laser applications in endodontics, (5) internal bleaching, (6) apex locators, (7) microscopic endodontics and (8) anatomy.
He is presently Professor and Head of Endodontics and Director of the M.Sc. Program in Endodontics at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, and also maintains a private practice limited to Endodontics in Toronto.