Second Pan Arab Endodontic Conference 2012

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Leif K. Bakland

Invited Speaker


Leif K. Bakland, DDS
Ronald E. Buell Professor of Endodontics,
Loma Linda University, California


Dr. Leif K. Bakland is the Ronald E. Buell Professor of Endodontics at Loma Linda University in California.

A member of the AAE since 1971 and a Diplomate of the ABE since 1981, Dr. Bakland has served in numerous capacities in organized dentistry and the specialty of endodontics. He was a Director of the AAE (1982-85) and served as AAE Secretary (1986-88), following which he was elected Director of the ABE (1988-95) and served as its President (1993-94). A founding Director of the College of Diplomats of the ABE he served as its President (2000-01). In California he was a founding member of the California State Association of Endodontists and served as its President in 1986-87.

Involved in dental education for over 40 years, Dr. Bakland has served the ADA as a consultant in endodontics and is currently a member for the second time on the CODA Advisory Committee on Endodontics. Dr. Bakland has received recognition for his devotion to the profession by several awards including the I.B. Bender Lifetime Educator Award presented by the AAE in 2004.

Dr. Bakland is an active contributor to the dental literature, among which includes co-editorship of Ingle’s
ENDODONTICS, 4, 5 and 6 editions and Traumatic Dental Injuries, 1 and 2 and 3 editions. He is currently Associate Editor of Dental Traumatology and Endodontic Topics.










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