“A fantastic opportunity for dentists to broaden their education”: Spotlight on ADA FDI World Dental Congress speaker Prof. Paul Abbott, endodontist

Focus of Prof. Paul Abbott’s scientific sessions:

  • Responses of the pulp following trauma and prevention of external root resorption
  • Towards better diagnosis and management of the endodontic lesion


Professor Paul Abbott is the Winthrop Professor of Clinical Dentistry at The University of Western Australia (UWA) where he coordinates and teaches both the undergraduate and postgraduate endodontic programs. From 1986 to 2002, Prof. Abbott worked mainly in private specialist endodontic practice with part-time university appointments.

In 2003, he was appointed Head of the School of Dentistry at UWA and Director of the Oral Health Centre of WA, positions he held until 2009. From 2010 to 2012, he was Director of Postgraduate Studies and Research.

Now Prof. Abbott concentrates on teaching and research, as well as working part-time in private practice. In addition, he has presented more than 700 lectures and courses in 40 countries and he has published over 130 articles in refereed journals and 18 textbook chapters. Prof. Abbott serves on Editorial Boards and Scientific Review Panels of 17 journals.

Prof. Abbott is a Past President of the International Federation of Endodontic Associations, the Asian Pacific Endodontic Confederation and the Australian Society of Endodontology.


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