Dr. Ashraf Fouad



   Dr. Fouad obtained a BDS from Cairo University, and then a DDS, Certificate of Endodontics and MS at the University of Iowa, USA. He served as Assistant then Associate Professor of Endodontology at the University of Connecticut Health Center from 1992 – 2004, and as Chair of the Department of Endodontics, Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry at the University of Maryland, from 2005 – 2015. He has been Freedland Distinguished Professor and Chair of Endodontics at the University of North Carolina since 2016.

           Dr. Fouad has published over 65 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 20 textbook chapters, over 120 abstracts, and edited and co-authored the textbooks: Endodontic Microbiology (now in its second edition) and the fifth edition of Endodontics: Principles and Practice. He is a Diplomate and Past President of the American Board of Endodontics, and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Endodontics. He has lectured widely in the U.S. and internationally. In 2017, he received the Distinguished Scientist Award in Pulp Biology and Regeneration from the International Association of Dental Research.



The role of Endodontic Infections in tooth health, systemic health and public health

          In recent years, much information has become available on the role of primary and persistent endodontic infections in tooth survival, spreading dental infections and the association with chronic systemic disease. Examination of these interactions require the use of contemporary microbiological technologies, clinical trials and epidemiological research. The pursuit of more effective therapies have led to the development of several interesting clinical antimicrobial technologies and protocols. Furthermore, the availability of large cohorts and cross-sectional studies have allowed the examination of the relationship of endodontic disease and its treatment with chronic systemic disease. This presentation will summarize available information in these domains, and present recent data on the how these issues may influence contemporary endodontic practice.