Root perforations are among the unwanted happenings that may compromise the prognosis of the tooth. The lecture is prepared to review the pathogenesis associated with perforations, and available repair modalities. It will explain the causes of perforations, and the etiology of disease associated with them. It will describe the current repair modalities, and precautions for teeth with repaired perforations; the emphasize will be on the prognosis.
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Dr. Gevik Malkhassian is a Specialist in Endodontics and an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of dentistry, University of Toronto. He is a fellow of The Royal College of Dentists of Canada. He received his first dental degree (DDS) in 1990 in Iran. After completion of a two year program at the University of Toronto (2004) for foreign trained dentists, he continued his education at the graduate Endodontics program at the University of Toronto and graduated with MSc degree in 2007.
Since then, Dr. Malkhassian has kept his affiliation with the Endodontics program while practicing as an Endodontist in Toronto and Mississauga. He is involved in teaching both graduate and undergraduate levels and currently is the director of the IDAPP (International Dentist Advanced Placement Program) and the director of Second year Endodontics courses at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. He has received several awards from Graduate and undergraduate students including Dr. A. Bruce Hord Master Teacher Award for excellence in teaching in 2015-2016.
Dr. Malkhassiand has been a member of several research committees for graduate endodontic residents. He has co-authored scientific publications and textbook chapters. He serves as a reviewer for dental and endodontic journals. He has served as the president of OKU (An honorary dental Society) and the Endodontic Alumni association at the University of Toronto. He is a member of several Dental and Endodontics organizations such as Canadian Academy of Endodontics. Gevik, father of one, enjoys cycling and spending time with his family and friends. He is fluent in Armenian and Persian languages as well.