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Course Developer and Director
  AEGD - Basic Endodontics
  AEGD - Preclinical Endodontics
  AEGD - Clinical Endodontics (Task force)
  AEGD - Clinical Endodontics
  AEGD - Advanced Endodontics
  AEGD - Surgical Endodontics
  AEGD - Surgical Case Presentation Seminar
  AEGD - Clinical Surgical Endodontics
  AEGD - Biological Basis of Endo therapy & Literature Review
  AEGD - Evidence Based Dental Literature
  AEGD - Comprehensive Case Presentation Seminar

Participated in Development of patient education materials in Oral and Dental Health education as part of Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz National campaign for health promotion sponsored by the Medical Service Directorate.

Developed Medical Dentistry Section at RKH (Riyadh Armed Forces Hospital) which includes a course, clinical internship focusing on the relationship between oral health and systemic health. This also resulted in establishment of the Dental Diabetes Clinic that treat only Diabetic patients.

Developed School Based Dental clinics (SBDC) concept which is a permanent dental treatment room staffed by a Dentist, Dental Hygienist, and Dental Assistant. Purpose is to provide preventative education and treatment to grade school children and improve oral hygiene awareness in elementary schools. There are currently 6 schools involved in this project in Riyadh are.
Developed the proposal to establish an Advanced General Dentistry Center at the Riyadh Al Kharj Hospital (RKH) to train the Saudi Ministry of Defense Dentists and improve their clinical general skills in the different advanced specialties. The program emphasizes Endodontics, Periodontics, Pedodontics, Restorative Dentistry and is being administered and taught by Saudi and International visiting faculty. The center was officially dedicated on February 17, 1999 by RKH Prince AbdulRahman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as Prince AbdulRahman Advanced Dental Institute (PAADI).

Developed the present format of the advanced endodontic specialty program at USC which received full approval and accreditation of the American Dental Association Council of Education in 1994. The Advanced Endodontics Program at USC has undergone many changes and has passed four accreditations visits while Dr. Abou-Rass was a chair for the Department in 1973, 1980, 1987 and 1994.

Alternatives in Endodontics – an advanced course presented to the senior dental (selectives) students (Course numbers 700-711 – Advanced Endodontics)

Developed an Applied Surgical Anatomy course presented to the Advanced Specialties.

Clinical Endodontics – concentrated early experience presented to the junior class

Basic Endodontic course (#521); 28 hours, lecture; undergraduate program

Preclinical Endodontic course (#521L); 28 hours, lecture, laboratory; undergraduate program

Biological Basis of Endodontics Therapy course (#570abcd); seminar; advanced graduate program, 3 trimester (annual) course. A classical and recent literature review

Review of Endodontic course (#574); seminar; graduate program, 3 trimester (annual) course

Directed Research; endodontic course (#591); graduate program Surgical Endodontics; lecture-seminar course; advanced endodontics Basic Endodontic for Dental Hygienist; 12 hours (annual) course Pulpal Diagnosis; 14 hours, lecture-seminar-clinic course (#501)

Preclinical and clinical endodontics; international students program (annual) 56 hours