Teaching Activities

COURSES DEVELOPED AND/OR PRESENTED

University Ongoing Annual Activities:

1998-Present
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
2002
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.
1998-2000
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.
1998-Present
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.
Base Dental Clinic – December 2006
Base Dental Clinic – February 2008
1996
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).
1994-2000
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.
1990
Alternatives in Endodontics – an advanced course presented to the senior dental (selectives) students (Course numbers 700-711 – Advanced Endodontics).
1993
Developed an Applied Surgical Anatomy course presented to the Advanced Specialties.
1980-1984
Clinical Endodontics – concentrated early experience presented to the junior class
1973-Present
Basic Endodontic course (#521); 28 hours, lecture; undergraduate program
1972-Present
Preclinical Endodontic course (#521L); 28 hours, lecture, laboratory; undergraduate program
1972-Present
Biological Basis of Endodontics Therapy course (#570abcd); seminar; advanced graduate program, 3 trimester (annual) course. A classical and recent literature review
1972-Present
Review of Endodontic course (#574); seminar; graduate program, 3 trimester (annual) course
1973-Present
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)
1975-Present
Preclinical and clinical endodontics; international students program (annual) 56 hours

OTHER TEACHING ACTIVITIES

1986-Present
The 56 Hour (Seven-day) Comprehensive Series in Endodontics. One of the most attended continuing education courses at the University of Southern California, School of Dentistry. It was started in 1986 and presented every two years. It focused on diagnosis and treatment planning, clinical endodontics, endodontic-restorative relationship, surgical endodontic. Usually, attended by a minimum of 150-200 West Coast dentists.
1976-Present
Course Director- Pulp Biology, Advanced students in s, Periodontics, Pedodontics and Prosthodontics
1986-1990
Co-Director: Emergency Dental Care
1970-1971
Preclinical and clinical endodontics; international students program (annual) 56 hours
1975-1980
Director, Endodontic Study Group

TEACHING AWARDS

Associated Student Body Teaching Award, January 1980 (Junior Class, 1982)

Associated Student Body Teaching Award, February 1981 (Senior Class, 1981)

The Dental Student Association Teaching Award, University of Pittsburgh, 1969

Teaching Recognition Award received annually from the Advanced Endodontic Specialty Program since 1982 until the present.

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS IN NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

TEXTBOOKS

Clinical and Surgical Endodontics: Concepts in Practice; Frank, Simon, Abou-Rass and Glick. J.B. Lippencott, Philadelphia, April 1983. Reprinted in 1987. Translated to Italian, Japanese, Spanish and German.

MANUALS AND SYLLABI