Philadelphia — Penn Dental Medicine continued to build its international programs with the presentation of its fourth Global Endo Symposium, held December 8-9, 2011 in Krakow, Poland. The event drew more than 500 dentists from Poland and other Eastern European countries, including Slovakia, Romania, Ukraine, and Russia.
Along with Penn Dental Medicine’s Morton Amsterdam Dean Denis Kinane, the presenters included Penn Dental Medicine faculty and alumni of the School’s postdoctoral endodontics program. “The Department of Endodontics at Penn Dental Medicine has alumni in over 30 countries all over the world,” says Dr. Syngcuk Kim, Chair of the Department of Endodontics and Associate Dean for Global Affairs. “The Penn Endo Global Symposia are our contribution to allow general dentists and endodontists worldwide to gain access to the advanced scientific concepts of Penn Dental Medicine that translate biological principles into daily endodontic practice.”
The program opened with a lecture on biofilm by Dean Denis Kinane, followed by presentations on conventional endodontics, microsurgery, and revascularization by Drs. Syngcuk Kim, Meetu Kohli, Samuel Kratchman, Martin Trope, Christof Pertl, Noah Chivian, Gilberto Debelian, and Spyros Floratos.
Penn Dental Medicine launched its global symposia in March 2010 with one in Taipei, Taiwan, and another in Seoul, Korea. In January 2011, another was held in Nuremberg, Germany. The 2012 Global Endo Symposia are set for May 26 – 27, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan, and September 19 – 20, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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