DDS, PhD Endodontics
Department of Conservative Dentistry, The University of Jordan
Dr. Ibrahim H. Abu Tahun is Associate Professor of Endodontics, Department of Conservative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, TheUniversity of Jordan. He is a 1982 graduate of University of Athens, Greece and received his PhD in endodontics at the Department of Endodontics at the same university in 1987.
Dr. Tahun served in many capacities, such as founding president,Jordanian Endodontic Society, founding president, Pan Arab Endodontic Society and President of Asia Pacific Endodontic Confederation.
As an active member of several organizations, Dr. Abu Tahun has received honors & appreciations and awarded the" International Globe Award" in Endodontics.
He also served as Chairman of Higher Education Committee, Jordan Medical Council, Chairman of the Scientific Committee and Chairman of Planning and Training committee, Jordanian Board in Endodontics.Currently, Dr.Tahun is Honorary Diplomat of Indian Board of Endodontics.
He is Editorial Board Member of several International Dental & Endodontic Journals and acted as external examiner, cognate and reviewer of (M.Sc. thesis), reviewer of several articles and published a number of scientific articles in elute international endodontic journals.
Dr. Tahun has also lectured extensively within Jordan and worldwide as invited and guest speaker and has presented a large number of hands-on courses in the field of root canal treatment.
Title: Defining the outcome of endodontic therapy
Endodontics is making progress but we still have a performance gap. In many areas we have gaps in the evidence and gaps in the knowledge to support what we are doing clinically.
The literature presents a range of results that are both positive and negative. Clearly there is a long negative list of arguments that rage debate and create confusion among dentists.In a couple of words, we still have open chapters and in many issues we do not speak the same language.
Dependent on multiple unpredictable factors that might complicate the result or compensate to a faulty treatment step,treatment outcome reflects the complex nature of endodontic science and practice. It seems that neither in medical nor in dental practice optimal levels of evidence may be available for all situations. Criteria for outcomes are poorly defined and confusing having changed over time and lacking a consensus among practitioners.
During this critical presentation I will share with you a little bet of what I've learned that I find helpful to understand this complicated issue.