January 14, 2019
University of the Pacific's Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry has named Dr. Ove Peters as the new chair of the school's Department of Endodontics.
Dr. Peters joined the Dugoni School as a full professor in 2007, has served as co-chair of the Department of Endodontics since 2012 and the Director of the Advanced Education Program in Endodontology since its inception in 2014. He also leads the significant research efforts by the department, with more than 80 papers published since moving to Pacific in 2007.
He earned his DMD degree from Kiel University in Germany and his first certificate in endodontics, along with a PhD, from the University of Zurich in Switzerland. He brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership skills from his time as the former Chair of the Division of Endodontics at the University of Zurich.
Dr. Peters is committed to working with the Dugoni School endodontic faculty and staff to grow and strengthen the educational and research goals of the department.
"With collaborative endodontics the goal of the postgraduate program, Dr. Peters will focus on aligning learning opportunities for predoctoral education, faculty calibration and patient care outcomes," said Dr. Cindy Lyon, associate dean for oral health education at the Dugoni School. "Under his leadership, the Department of Endodontics will continue its commitment to outstanding teaching, learning, research and patient care."
Dr. Peters served as a co-chair of the department with Dr. Alan Gluskin, who will now serve as vice chair of the department with a focus on the predoctoral program. From 1990-2012, Dr. Gluskin served as chair of the department and brought numerous innovations to both the discipline and the school's integrated curriculum. Dr. Gluskin is currently serving as vice president of the American Association of Endodontists.
The Dugoni School's Advanced Education Program in Endodontology is a rigorous 27-month program designed to provide in-depth clinical training built on a solid foundation of biomedical sciences. It's a well-balanced curriculum intended to prepare residents for the ABE certification process.