UNIVERSITY EDUCATION

  • Postgraduate Education:

  • 1971 University of Pittsburgh, Ph.D. (Major in Higher Education; Minor in Education Research and Training)

  • 1970 University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Certificate of Endodontics 1968 University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, M.D.S. in Fixed Prosthodontics 1965 University of Damascus, School of Dentistry, DDS

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  • 2004-Present  Professor Emeritus, University of Southern California

  • 1998-2012  Professor Emeritus, University of Southern CaliforniaProfessor Emeritus, University of Southern California

  • 1988-2004  Professor of Endodontics, University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, California, USA

  • 1972-1998  Chairman Dept. of Endodontics and Director of Post-graduate Endodontics University of Southern California School of Dentistry

  • 1977-1988  Associate Professor, Department of Endodontics, USC School of Dentistry 

  • 1977-1997  Professor of Education, USC School of Education

  • 1971-1976  Assistant Professor, Endodontics, USC School of Dentistry

  • 1968-1969  Instructor (Fixed Prosthodontics), University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • 1969-1971  Instructor, Department of Endodontics, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • CONSULTANTSHIPS

  • 1996  Consultant- Brazilian Endodontic Journal

  • 1977-1982  Consultant- Brazilian Endodontic Journal

  • 1997-1998  Consultant- Compendium of Continuing Education

  • 1994   Started with the collaboration of the University of Southern California School of Education, a joint Dentistry -Education Program leading to a Master’s degree in education offered to the graduates of the Advanced Specialties Program. It focused on instructional technology and teaching-learning principles and methodology research in education ​​

  • 1997-1998 Consultant- Compendium of Continuing Education

  • 1994  Started with the collaboration of the University of Southern California School of Education, a joint Dentistry -Education Program leading to a Master’s degree in education offered to the graduates of the Advanced Specialties Program. It focused on instructional technology and teaching-learning principles and methodology research in education

  • 1990-1992  Chairman, Laser Research Review Board, USC School of Dentistry in collaboration with Biolase Technology Corporation, San Clemente, California.

  • 1989-1992 Consultant, Endodontics – Northeast Regional Board, Washington, D.C. The Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners (N.E.R.B.) licenses dentists to practice dentistry in more than 27 states. It sponsored the production of an educational videodisc to teach the dentists taking the N.E.R.B. examination and train the examiners in all aspects of Dentistry. Dr. Abou-Rass was responsible for the endodontic curriculum section

  • 1982-1986  Consultant, Endodontics – California Dental Association Journal

  • 1981-1985 Consultant and Dentist – LAC / USC Medical Center 1980 Consultant, Plato Project: Development of Diagnostic Programs in Computer-Assisted Instructions – University of Minnesota

  • 1974-1978   Consultant – Long Beach V.A. Hospital, Long Beach, California

  • 1974-1977   Consultant – Watts Health Foundation, Los Angeles, California

  • 1974-1977  Consultant – Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (Regional Office), San Francisco, California

  • 1965  Consultant to the national project on “Instructional Information Exchange for Dentistry in the United States.” Major contributions in the area of dental objectives and evaluation.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS (Active and Inactive)

▪ Academy of General Dentistry, December 1996
▪ Organizing Committee: California Association of Endodontists, 1985

▪ Fellow to the American College of Dentists (FACD), 1984
▪ Fellow of Pierre Fauchard Academy, 1984
▪ Fellow of Academy of International Dentistry, 1984
▪ Fellow of Academy of International Dental Studies (FAIDS), 1983
▪ Fellow International College of Dentists, 1982
▪ American Arab Medical Association,1980s
▪ American Association of Endodontists
▪ American Association of University Professors
▪ American Dental Association
▪ California Dental Association

Curriculum Vitae

International Association for Dental Research ▪ Los Angeles Dental Society, Associate Member ▪ Omicron Kappa Upsilon
▪ San Gabriel Valley Dental Society

▪ Southern California Academy of Endodontists ▪ California Association of Endodontists

BOARD CERTIFICATION / LICENSURE

State Licensure:

1977- 1998

1998

California Board of Dental Examiners # 26145; DEA #AA7859551 Established a private practice limited to Endodontics
1344 Granada Avenue, San Marino, California, 91108

Saudi Ministry of Health Dental Practice Permit

Saudi Council for Health Specialties #05RD22518; Validity: 2019