Effective August 2018, Lisiane Ferreira Susin, DDS, began her appointment as a full-time associate professor in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry Department of Endodontics. She will serve as director of pre-doctoral studies in endodontics.
As an associate professor, she will be teaching endodontics in the undergraduate and graduate clinics, and seeing patients at the Dental Faculty Practice, in addition to participating in other research and service activities.
“I am very happy and proud to be part of the UNC-CH School of Dentistry family,” said Ferreira Susin. “In my role as director of pre-doctoral endodontics, I will dedicate all my energy to improve and expand the learning opportunities and experiences of our dental students.
We have outstanding faculty in the department and I’m sure that our students will be very motivated to learn and practice endodontics beyond excellence.”
She has participated in numerous research studies funded by the American Association of Endodontists, including a 2017 project titled, “Effect of Canal Anastomosis on Periapical Fluid Pressure Build-up during Needle Irrigation in Single Roots with Double Canals.”
Most recently, Susin was an associate professor in the Department of Endodontics in the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University, where she was a full-time faculty for six years. She serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for the Journal of Endodontics (since 2011), the Journal of Dentistry (since 2016) and the Journal of Physiology and Behavior (since 2016).
She has given numerous national and international invited presentations, including a presentation on, “Cone-beam computed tomography in endodontics,” at the Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pulpal and Periapical Diseases meeting in Wuhan, China last year.
She has been a member of the American Dental Association since 2013, a member of the American Dental Education Association since 2012, and a member of the American Association of Endodontics since 2004.
“We are fortunate indeed to have Dr. Ferreira Susin join our department,” said Ashraf Fouad, DDS, MS, chair of the Department of Endodontics. “With her long experience as an endodontist and an educator, she will help us make significant contributions to the school’s mission and the new curriculum.”