Dr. Ashraf Fouad recently began his appointment as chair of the school’s Department of Endodontics. He joined the faculty on January 1, 2016.
“I am truly excited about joining the faculty at UNC, and wish to thank everyone for being so helpful and welcoming!” said Fouad.
In his new role, Fouad will oversee and guide the Department of Endodontics’s dental and advanced dental education programs, community service efforts, faculty practice and research components, including the Center for Pain Research and Innovation. In addition to the pre-doctoral education efforts of the department, Fouad will also oversee the administration of the advanced education endodontic master’s program and the residency program in orofacial pain.
“We are thrilled to have someone of Dr. Fouad’s stature as an experienced educator and administrator, an internationally recognized scientist, and an expert clinician join our school’s leadership,” said Jane Weintraub, dean of the UNC School of Dentistry. “We’re also grateful to the interim leadership of Dr. Tim Wright, our school’s director of strategic initiatives.”
Fouad most recently served as the chair of the Department of Endodontics, Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Prior to that appointment, Fouad was the director of the Division of Endodontics at the University of Maryland (2004-05) and an associate professor of endodontology at the University of Connecticut Health Center (1992-2004). He earned his master’s degree and certificate of endodontics in 1990 and his DDS in 1992, all from the University of Iowa. Fouad as a diplomate and a past president of the American Board of Endodontics and an associate editor of the Journal of Endodontics, which is the official journal of the American Association of Endodontists.