Dr. Mohamed Fayad




       Dr. Fayad received his DDS in 1985 from the Collage of Dentistry, Cairo University. Dr. Fayad received his Master’s in Oral Sciences in 1994 from the University of Buffalo at NewYork. He received his PhD in 1996 as a joint supervision between University of Buffalo at New York and Cairo University. He had 2 years of Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Eastman Dental Center, University of Rochester at New York. He received his Endodontic training at the college of Dentistry at UIC. Currently he is the director of endodontic research, and a clinical assistant professor in the Endodontic department at College of Dentistry at UIC, dividing his time between teaching, research, intra-and extra-mural continuing education and private practice. Dr. Fayad is a recipient of The Michael G. Buonocre Award presented by the Rochester Section of the American Dental Research Association. He currently serves on the Scientific Advisory and Manuscript Review Panels of the Journal of Endodontics and has served on the AAE Research and Scientific Affairs Committee. His primary research interests include: clinical outcomes research, laser interaction with dental hard tissue, tissue engineering and the application of CBVT imaging in endodontics. He has numerous publications in peer reviewed journals. Dr. Fayad is the co-author of the Periradicular Surgery chapter in Pathways of the pulp 10th edition (2011) and 11th edition 2015. Dr. Fayad is the co-editor of the text book “3-D imaging in Endodontics”. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and gave numerous presentations nationally and internationally.


 3-D imaging in Endodontics: a new era in diagnosis and treatment planning

 Accurate and confident treatment planning is an essential part of endodontic practice. In endodontology, clinical examination and diagnostic imaging are both essential components of the preoperative diagnosis. The problem of incorrect, delayed or inadequate endodontic diagnosis and treatment planning places the patient at risk and could result in unnecessary or inappropriate endodontic treatment. Periapical radiographs have been used to aid in the diagnosis of pathology and to help establish an appropriate a treatment strategy. Recently, a joint statement from the AAE/AAMOR that sets the guidelines for the use cone beam computed tomography in endodontic applications has been published. The aim of this presentation is to determine if CBCT is becoming an emerging standard of practice in endodontics.

At the conclusion, participatns should be able to:

  • Review the evidence-based process to determine if CBCT is the standard of practice in endodontics.
  • Demonstrate the difference in the diagnostic sensitivity and treatment planning change between periapical radiographs and CBCT imaging.
  • Discuss the different applications of CBCT imaging in nonsurgical and surgical endodontics.


 The application of Cone Beam Volumetric Tomography in Endodontic Surgery: A new era in diagnosis and treatment planning of endodontic microsurgery.

        Cone Beam Volumetric Tomography (CBVT) is a diagnostic imaging modality that provides high-quality, accurate three dimensional (3D) representations of the osseous elements of the maxillofacial skeleton. CBVT has great potential to become a valuable tool in the modern endodontic practice. The different applications of CBVT in diagnosis, treatment planning and long term outcome evaluation of periapical surgery will be reviewed. Video footage of clinical cases from start to completion will be utilized to demonstrate the 3-D scan evaluation as well as the surgical procedures.

 Learning objectives:

 At conclusion, the participants should be able to:

 Identify the importance of CBVT information in pre-surgical assessment, case selection and treatment planning.

  1. Utilize the appropriate Guided Bone Regeneration (GBR) products as bone grafts and membranes in endo/perio and marginal defect cases when indicated.
  2. Utilize the CBVT information to identify and manage cases involving vital structure (maxillary sinus, inferior alveolar, mental and nasopalatine bundle).
  3. Evaluate the outcome of periapical surgery utilizing CBVT 3-D imaging.