Personal Information

Personal Data

University Education

1971
University of Pittsburgh, Ph.D. (Major in Higher Education and Dental 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
Professor Emeritus , University of Southern California
1998-Present
Senior Academic Consultant, Riyadh Military Hospital (RMH), Saudi Arabia
1988-2004
Professor of Endodontics, University of Southern California (USC), School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, California, USA
1971-1998
Chairman Dept. of Endodontics and Director of Post-graduate
1977-1988
Endodontics, University of Southern Califonia School of Dentistry
1977-1997
Associate Professor, Department of Endodontics, USC School of Dentistry
1971-1976
Professor of Education, USC School of Education
1968-1971
Assistant Professor, Endodontics, USC School of Dentistry
1968-1971
Lecturer and Instructor (Fixed Prosthodontics), University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Instructor, Department of Endodontics, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Consultantships

2009
Consultant- Lebanese Dental Journal
1996-1997
Consultant- Brazilian Endodontic Journal
1977-1982
Consultant- California Dental Journal
1997-1998
Consultant- Compodium of Continuing Education
1994
Consultant- School of Education
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, alifornia
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

Board Certification / Licensure

State Licensure:

1977-Present California Board of Dental Examiners # 26145;
DEA #AA7859551.
1977-1997 Established a private practice limited
to Endodontics at 1344 Granada Avenue, San Marino,
California, 91108 between
1998-2012  Saudi Ministry of Health Dental Practice Permit
Degree Approvals:
1988 Saudi Council for Health Specialties