Penn Dental Medicine Presents 19th Penn Endo Global Symposium


Philadelphia — Addressing the latest techniques and technologies in the field of endodontics, Penn Dental Medicine’s Department of Endodontics presented the 19th Penn Endo Global Symposium – Update in Endodontics A to Z, June 13-15. With the goal of educating and training general dentists and endodontists worldwide in advanced scientific concepts that translate biological principles into daily endodontic practice, the Department has been presenting these symposia around the globe for many years; this year, they brought it home to Penn Dental Medicine, featuring a program by the Department’s faculty and alumni.

“We were pleased to welcome attendees to Penn Dental Medicine and introduce them to our clinical facilities through the live microsurgery case and the hands-on portion,” says Dr. Bekir Karabucak, Chair of the Department of Endodontics.

The program addressed advances in new materials and technology with lectures on non-surgical endodontics, bioceramics, revascularization, traumatic injuries, vital pulp therapy, and intentional replantation. In addition, a surgery demonstrating bone window technique was performed and streamed lived, and attendees could also opt to take a hands-on portion the final day of the program, where they worked directly on operating microscopes in the School’s Syngcuk Kim Endodontic Clinic.

Penn Dental Medicine faculty and alumni presenting in the program included Bekir Karabucak, DMD, MS; Meetu Kohli, DMD; Stephanie Chen, DDS; Sumin Lee, DDS, MSD, DScD; Alan Atlas, DMD; Frank Setzer, PhD; Ya-Hsin Yu, DMD; Samuel Kratchman, DMD; and Syngcuk Kim, DDS, PhD.

The next Penn Endo Global Symposium will be in Tel Aviv, January 7-9, 2020; watch for more details on it at