Dr. Andre Mickel, Chair
Andre Mickel

Dr. Andre Mickel is Chair of the Department of Endodontics and Director of the Postgraduate Endodontic Program. He earned his D.D.S. and M.S.D. from Case Western Reserve University, as well as a G.P.R. from Western Reserve Care System in Youngstown, Ohio. He is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.

The Department of Endodontics specializes in the cause, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases of dental pulp and the tissues surrounding the root of a tooth for patients of all ages. World-renowned faculty concentrate on developing competent, skilled clinicians, as well as training in research design and preparation for teaching responsibilities at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Bone grafting and guided tissue regeneration are also included in the curriculum. The postgraduate program is a continuous, 24-month Master's degree with a certificate. The curriculum is designed to fulfill the requirements of the American Board of Endodontics and promote Diplomates.

Endodontics Resident Earns Highest Score Nationwide on Endolit Final Exam

Dr. Kerolos Elsayed

On June 5, Kerolos Elsayed was focused on one thing: defending his thesis, the culmination of his studies and experience in the endodontics program at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine. Moments before, Department Chair Andre Mickel shared some exciting news: Elsayed achieved the highest score on the Endolit final exam nationwide.

“I was a little bit surprised, I was not expecting to get the top score,” said Elsayed. “That was a pretty good boost to my morale before my thesis defense, which is not the easiest.”

Given the shift to remote learning in the spring, the exam was offered to all graduating endodontic residents across the country in preparation for the American Board of Endodontics written exam. In order to become board certified, endodontists must complete three different types of examinations: written, case history and oral. Even though there is not a specific timeline required for completing all three certification steps, Elsayed’s goal is to become board certified within the year—something he expects will be a difficult but doable feat.

Elsayed’s colleagues joined him in the top 20 highest scores on the preparatory exam, with Jennifer Barrord ranking No. 5, Alexis Herring ranking No. 10 and Jenna Gaw ranking No. 16.

Read more about Elsayed in the Daily.

Dr. Aminoshariae Featured on ABC News Cleveland

Anita Aminoshariae

Dr. Anita Aminoshariae was featured on ABC News 5 on their January 31st broadcast. Dr. Aminoshariae discussed opioid pain relief and her opinion that dentists should never consider opioids their first choice in pain management, when over-the-counter drugs can be just as effective with fewer side effects. According to the ADA, dentists have been writing fewer opioid prescriptions over the 5-year period since 2012, but there is more that can be done.

Check out the story here: https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/local-news/dentist-says-combination-of-over-the-counter-drugs-can-be-as-effective-as-opioids

Dr. Aminoshariae Named District Director by AAE

Anita Aminoshariae, D.D.S., ’99, M.S., assistant professor, and director of pre-doctoral endodontics, was recently named as district director for the American Academy of Endodontics (District IV). She has also been appointed as a representative for the endodontic section of the American Dental Education Association. In outlining her motivation to serve in these capacities, she explains, “I have heard from many dental organization members who have had concerns that organized dental groups don’t "represent" them. They may also feel that an organization "doesn’t do anything for me," or "all they do is take my money." But, "If we don’t join our professional organizations, then we may as well take our gloves off and let others dictate the future of our profession – and our own individual practices.