2017-2018 Annual Meeting Planning Committee
The committee begins planning the annual meeting 18 months in advance via two face-to-face meetings, one in the host city and one in Chicago. The committee identifies and develops a high-quality educational program along with social activities specifically designed for AAE members and guests attending the annual meeting.
Alan H. Gluskin, D.D.S.
AAE18 General Chair
Dr. Alan H. Gluskin graduated from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, San Francisco, in 1972, where he currently serves as professor and Co-Chairperson, Department of Endodontics. He received his endodontic certification from Temple University in Philadelphia in 1976. He is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists. Dr. Gluskin is also a member of numerous societies including the American Association of Endodontists, where he serves as Secretary of the Executive Board of Directors, the American Dental Association and the San Francisco Dental Society. He is general chair of AAE18 and sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Endodontics and the International Journal of Endodontics. He is co-editor of the textbooks “Decision Making in Dental Treatment Planning” and “Practical Lessons in Endodontic Treatment.”
Alan S. Law, D.D.S., Ph.D.
AAE18 Program Chair
Dr. Alan S. Law received his Doctor of Dental Surgery and Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Iowa City, Iowa. He completed his Ph.D. with the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Iowa. Dr. Law has published several articles in scientific and clinical journals, and has co-authored chapters on The Non-Odontogenic Toothache and Regenerative Endodontics in “Pathways of the Pulp.” He teaches continuing education courses at the University of Minnesota, is a past-president of the Minnesota Association of Endodontists and the American Board of Endodontics, and a former director of the American Association of Endodontics. He is in full–time practice in the Twin Cities with The Dental Specialists, a multi-specialty dental practice, and is an adjunct associate professor in the Division of Endodontics at the University of Minnesota.
Scott L. Doyle, D.D.S., M.S.
AAE18 Program Vice Chair
Dr. Scott L. Doyle received his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1995 and his D.D.S. from the University of Minnesota in 1999. He served in the United States Air Force for 7 years, including an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency. Dr. Doyle obtained both his M.S. and Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Minnesota in 2004. He currently practices with Metropolitan Endodontics and serves as an Associate Clinical Professor for the Division of Endodontics at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Doyle is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. He is a Past President of the Minnesota Association of Endodontists, Chair of the AAE Continuing Education Committee, and serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Endodontics. Dr. Doyle has authored multiple articles in scientific journals, as well as a chapter on the “Endodontic Applications of CBCT” in an upcoming textbook.
Francisco A. Banchs, D.D.S., D.M.D., M.Sc.
Alternative Learning Chair
Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Dr. Francisco A. Banchs obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1997. In 2001, he was the recipient of the prestigious Jacob Freedland Scholarship Award and in the summer of 2002, after completing a three-year residency, he was awarded a Certificate of Endodontics and a Master of Science degree in Oral Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. In 2004, he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at Temple University School of Dentistry. In 2005, he completed his second specialty training and obtained a Certificate in Endodontic Emergency Management at Temple University School of Dentistry. He is the former director of the Endodontic Emergency Service (2002-2005) and the Advanced Emergency Dentistry course at Temple University School of Dentistry, where he was actively involved in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level. In addition to being a national and international lecturer, his work has been published in Spanish, Japanese and English and several of his cases have been published in “Pathways of the Pulp,” the most prominent textbook in endodontics worldwide.
John D. Regan, B.D.Sc., M.Sc., M.S., M.A.
Dr. John D. Regan was born in Dublin, Ireland. He graduated from Trinity College Dublin and practiced general dentistry for eight years in London. Dr. Regan received his M.Sc. from The Institute of Dental Surgery, Eastman Dental Hospital, London, in 1989. He continued to work in general dental practice and served as a faculty member of The Institute of Dental Surgery until he moved to Dallas in 1995. He graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1998 with a Certificate in Endodontics and Master of Science in Oral Biology. He served on the full-time graduate faculty and as interim director of the graduate endodontic program at Baylor from 2001-2005. Dr. Regan is currently in full-time endodontic practice in Plano, Texas, and serves as an adjunct faculty member at Baylor. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and a Fellow of the International College of Dentists. He has published approximately 25 articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Donna J. Mattscheck, D.M.D.
Immediate Past General Chair and Controversies & Hot Topics Track Co-Organizer
Dr. Donna J. Mattscheck received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Kentucky in 1992. She completed a general practice residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago and a fellowship in orofacial pain at the University of Kentucky. She received her Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Iowa in 1996 and has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics since 2000. She served as pre-doctoral director of endodontics at the University of Minnesota for eight years and has co-authored a chapter in "Pathways of the Pulp." She is a past recipient of the Edward M. Osetek Educator Award, has served on several committees for the American Association of Endodontists, is past treasurer of the Foundation and is past president of the American Board of Endodontics. She was general chair for AAE17 New Orleans. Dr. Mattscheck is currently in private practice in Portland, Ore.
Louis H. Berman, D.D.S.
Controversies & Hot Topics Track Co-Organizer
Dr. Louis H. Berman received his dental degree from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, and his Certificate in Endodontics from Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he is currently a clinical instructor and guest lecturer. He is also a clinical associate professor of endodontics at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. He has lectured internationally and published in several peer-reviewed journals, and is a member of the Journal of Endodontics' Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Berman is the co-author for the chapter on diagnosis in the ninth, 10th and 11th editions of “Cohen’s Pathways of the Pulp” and is the co-editor of the current 11th edition along with Dr. Kenneth H. Hargreaves. Dr. Berman is also the senior editor and contributing author of the comprehensive textbook, “A Clinical Guide to Dental Traumatology.” A Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, Dr. Berman has been in full-time private practice for 32 years.
Peter Z. Tawil, D.M.D., M.S.
Surgical Track Co-Organizer
Dr. Peter Z. Tawil started out his education in mechanical engineering at McGill University. He continued his studies in dentistry where he obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the Université de Montréal and his AEGD certificate at the University of Rochester. After discovering his passion for endodontics, he completed his master’s degree in endodontics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Upon completion of his studies, Dr. Tawil worked as a specialist in private practice for seven years in Québec and in N.C. He has several publications and is passionate about Periapical Microsurgery. He's currently the Director for Graduate Endodontics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Stephen P. Niemczyk, D.M.D.
Surgical Track Co-Organizer
Dr. Stephen P. Niemczyk graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, receiving his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 1982 and postgraduate endodontic certificate in 1984. He was appointed clinical assistant professor in the school’s department of endodontics in 1984, and was later appointed director of undergraduate endodontics, interim postgraduate director and endodontic clinic director during his tenure there. Dr. Niemczyk has been the director of endodontic microsurgery at Harvard University and Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, and serves as a surgical consultant to the postgraduate endodontic programs at Walter Reed National Medical Center and the United States Army program at Fort Gordon, Ga. He has lectured extensively nationally and internationally on topics ranging from microsurgery and intentional replantation to CBCT and advances in non-surgical endodontics. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and maintains a full-time practice limited to endodontics in Drexel Hill, Pa.
Patricia A. Tordik, D.M.D.
Endodontics without Limits Track Co-Organizer
Dr. Patricia A. Tordik is currently a clinical professor, Endodontics Division director, and the director of the Advanced Specialty Education in Endodontics program at the University of Maryland, School of Dentistry, Baltimore. Immediately prior to assuming her current position, she served as the associate dean of postgraduate dental programs, Navy Medicine Professional Development Center and professor at the Naval Postgraduate Dental School and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda Md. Previously, Dr. Tordik was the director of the Endodontic Residency Program at NPDS (2005-2007) and was promoted to Endodontics Department Chairman at NPDS while concurrently serving as the specialty leader for Navy Endodontics to the Surgeon General (2007-2011). Dr. Tordik retired from active military service after 22 years with the rank of Navy Captain and earned three Meritorious Service Medals, two Navy Achievement Medals and two Dean’s Awards for Teaching Excellence. Dr. Tordik received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey Dental School (Rutgers University) and completed a General Practice Residency at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center Castle Point, N.Y. She has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics since 2001, is a member of the College of Diplomates of the ABE and a Fellow of the International College of Dentists. Dr. Tordik serves organized dentistry on a national level as a Foundation for Endodontics Trustee, a past chairman of the AAE’s Educational Affairs Committee and as a longtime active member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Journal of Endodontics.
William J. Nudera, D.D.S.
Endodontics Without Limits Track Co-Organizer
Dr. William J. Nudera earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1999. He served for three years in the United States Air Force, completing a one-year AEGD residency program. While in service, Dr Nudera received a National Defense Service Medal and was awarded the Air Force Dental Office of the Year in 2002. Dr. Nudera completed his endodontic training in 2005, earning his Endodontic Specialty certificate as well as a master’s degree in oral sciences. Dr. Nudera is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. He has authored several journal publications as well as a chapter in the endodontic textbook "3D Imaging in Endodontics." Dr. Nudera maintains a full-time private practice limited to endodontics and holds a faculty position in the Department of Endodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry.
Nikita B. Ruparel, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Interdisciplinary Track Co-Organizer
Dr. Nikita B. Ruaprel received her Master of Science in Neurobiology from the Mumbia University in India. She received her Ph.D. in cellular and structural biology and Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Ruparel is currently an assistant professor in the endodontic residency program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Her areas of research include pain, cellular and structural biology and regenerative endodontics. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.
Terry D. Webb, D.D.S., M.S.
Interdisciplinary Track Co-Organizer
Dr. Terry D. Webb received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Tennessee in 1992. After a brief stint in private practice, he joined the Navy in 1993 and completed three tours of duty in San Diego; Sasebo, Japan; as well as Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He received his Certificate in Endodontics from the Naval Postgraduate Dental School in Bethesda, Md., along with a Master of Science in Health Sciences degree from George Washington University in 2001. After tours at 2nd Dental Battalion, and Naval Dental Center, Mid-Atlantic, he joined the staff of the Naval Postgraduate Dental School in 2006. He served as the Endodontics Residency Program Director from 2008 to 2016 as well as Specialty Leader for Endodontics to the U.S. Navy Surgeon General from 2011 to 2017. He has served as the Chairman of the Endodontics Department since 2011. He is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, a Professor at the Postgraduate Dental College of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.
Todd A. Cole
Endodontic Team & Practice Track Co-Organizer
Todd Cole has more than 20 years of dedicated business management experience. He is the director of operations for a multi-specialty dental practice, which includes 26 specialists practicing at 16 locations. As the administrative co-manager in the dyadic practice management model, Todd’s responsibilities and knowledge base includes operations, revenue management, operating expense management, capital planning, staffing models, performance reporting, support systems and services. As part of the dyad, Todd and the doctor co-manager share responsibilities with the mission, vision, values, culture, overall performance, internal organizational relationships and strategy.
Tevyah J. Dines, D.M.D.
Endodontic Team & Practice Track Co-Organizer
Dr. Tevyah J. Dines graduated from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 1997, then completed a three-year endodontic training program at Harvard that included patient care, biomedical research, and teaching. In addition to his endodontic certificate, Dr. Dines also earned a master's degree in oral biology. Dr. Dines practiced as an associate in a multi office endodontic practice for several years and has been a “freelance” endodontist since 2008. Dr. Dines is an active member of several professional organizations and completed a three-year term on the Board of Directors for the AAE and is a member of the Practice Affairs Committee. He is currently the treasurer for the Massachusetts Association of Endodontists. Dr. Dines is also a part-time instructor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry & Biomaterial Sciences at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.
Mark P. Sullivan, D.D.S.
Endodontic Team & Practice Track Co-Organizer
Dr. Mark P. Sullivan works as an endodontist with The Dental Specialists, a multispecialty group practice in the Twin Cities metro area of Minnesota. He attended The University of Iowa College of Dentistry for dental school and endodontic residency, graduating in 2015. He has been with The Dental Specialists for two years.
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