A/Prof. Parashos graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1980. He earned his MDSc in Endodontics from the University of Melbourne in 1989 and maintained a full-time private endodontic practice until 2001. He received his PhD in 2004 from the University of Melbourne. His PhD thesis title is: “The Diffusion of Innovation in Dentistry: Factors Affecting the Adoption of Rotary Nickel-Titanium Endodontic Instruments”. Dr Parashos is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. He is currently Associate Professor in Endodontics, Head of Endodontics, Head of Restorative Dentistry, and Convener of Postgraduate Endodontics at the University of Melbourne. He also works in private Endodontic practices in Melbourne and Hobart, and is actively involved in CPD programmes. Dr Parashos lectures extensively and has published over 60 papers in peer reviewed journals nationally and internationally. He has supervised over 30 postgraduate and undergraduate student research projects. His contribution to endodontics has earned him Honorary Life Membership of the Australian Society of Endodontology (Victorian Branch) and the Distinguished Service Award from the Australian Society of Endodontology (Inc). He was awarded the inaugural ADA (Inc) Award of Excellence for his scientific paper on the cleaning of rotary NiTi instruments.
Biography Updated on 1 March 2012