Dr. Amir Azarpazhooh (Azar) is a certified dental specialist in two fields of Endodontics as well as Dental Public Health. He received his dental degree from Iran in 2001, his specialty training in Canada at the University of Toronto in Dental Public Health (2007) and Endodontics (2010), followed by his PhD (2011). Dr. Azar has great interest in both academic and clinical research. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry (click here to read more), and School of Public Health (click here to read more). He is also the Head of Endodontics at the Department of Dentistry, Mount Sinai Hospital (click here to read more).
Currently, his attributed grants and awards total more than CDN $1.25M and these have enabled him to manage a strong group of graduate students over the years. To date, published six book chapters, 1 book, and more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and has presented at over 50 national and international scientific meetings. He has been awarded nationally and internationally, by the Cochrane Canada, the Canadian Academy of Endodontics, and the American Association of Endodontists. He is an Associate Editor of the of the Journal of Endodontics, the official journal of the American Association of Endodontists.
Amir is a practicing endodontist, with part-time private practices in Toronto as well as a hospital practice in Mount Sinai Hospital providing endodontic care to patients when their medical, physical or mental status indicates the need for a hospital environment. A keen practitioner of evidenced-based dentistry, Dr. Azar has a passion for collaborative decision making in teaching and in practice. Hence, he approaches patient care with the best interest of the patient in mind. Despite his heavy load of teaching, research and clinical practice, out of the office he enjoys life with his wife, travelling, cycling, photography, and gardening.