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James Gutmann

James L. Gutmann, DDS, PhD (honoris causa), FACD, FICD, FADI, Dip ABE Professor Emeritus Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas A&M Health Science Center.

He has a private practice limited to Endodontics in Dallas, Texas and was President of the American Association of Endodontists from 2000-2001. Dr. Gutmann holds honorary memberships in dental societies in Colombia, Lebanon, Greece, Costa Rica, Mexico, Thailand and South Africa as well as memberships in Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Honorary Fraternity, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honorary Fraternity and Delta Sigma Delta International Dental Fraternity.

Dr. Gutmann has presented more than 800 lectures, papers, and continuing education courses in the United States and in 51 foreign countries on six continents. He has authored or co-authored over 275 articles in both dental journals and texts that address scientific, research, educational, and clinical topics.  He is the senior author of an Endodontic text entitled “Problem Solving in Endodontics” published in its 4th edition in 2006, with the 5th edition in 2011. He is also the senior co-author of text entitled “Surgical Endodontics,” published in 1991 and reprinted in 1994 and 1999; co-author of the text entitled “The Clinician’s Endodontic Handbook” published in 2000, 2005 and 2009; honorary Ph.D. from the University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

He has received the Distinguished Dental Alumnus Award for 2000 from his alma mater Marquette University School of Dentistry and the Award of Distinction for Continuing Education Activities from the Academy of Dentistry International; is a Fellow of the Academy; was named one of the top dentists/endodontists in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area in “D” Magazine for 2004 – 2009; awarded an Honorary Professorship at the School of Stomatology, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China and in 2009 he received the Hayden-Harris Award from the American Academy of the History of Dentistry.

In 2011 he received The I. B. Bender Lifetime Educator Award from the American Association of Endodontists. AUTHOR DISCLOSURE: Dr. Gutmann does not have a leadership position or a commercial interest with any products that are mentioned in this article, or with products and services discussed in this educational activity. Dr. Gutmann can be contacted by emailing contentexpert@dental

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