NYU appoints new chair of endodontics

Asgeir Sigurdsson, DDS, an expert on the treatment of dental trauma and pulpal pain, has been appointed the new chair of the New York University College of Dentistry's (NYUCD's) Dr. I.N. and Sally Quartararo Department of Endodontics.

He succeeds Paul A. Rosenberg, DDS, who is stepping down after serving as chair of the department since 1990.

Dr. Sigurdsson came to NYUCD from Iceland, where he maintained a private practice limited to endodontics, while also practicing in London, lecturing internationally, and maintaining academic appointments, including a position as an adjunct associate professor of endodontics at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry.

Dr. Sigurdsson also recently served as an honorary clinical teacher in endodontics at the University College London Eastman Dental Institute and as an honorary clinical associate professor at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Dentistry.

He earned his dental degree from the University of Iceland Faculty of Dentistry and a certificate in endodontics and Master of Science with an emphasis on pain perception from UNC.

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