Dr. Asgeir Sigurdsson
Dr. Asgeir Sigurdsson, an internationally-known authority on the treatment of dental trauma and pulpal pain, has been appointed as the new chair of the New York University College of Dentistry's (NYUCD's) Dr. I.N. and Sally Quartararo Department of Endodontics, effective September 1, 2012. He succeeds Dr. Paul A. Rosenberg, who is stepping down after serving as chair of the department since 1990.
Dr. Sigurdsson came to NYUCD from his native Iceland, where he maintained a private practice limited to endodontics, while also practicing in London, lecturing internationally, and maintaining academic appointments, including a position as an adjunct associate professor of endodontics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry.
In addition to his UNC appointment, Dr.Sigurdsson also recently served as an honorary clinical teacher in endodontics at the University College London Eastman Dental Institute, and as an honorary clinical associate professor at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Dentistry.
He earned a dental degree from the University of Iceland Faculty of Dentistry, and a certificate in endodontics and Master of Science degree with an emphasis on pain perception from UNC.
Dr. Sigurdsson is a past recipient of the American Association of Endodontists Edward M. Osetek Educator Award, and has served as president of the International Association for Dental Traumatology.
"With his strong academic and clinical background, Dr. Sigurdsson brings great potential for future achievements to his new post," said Dr. Charles N. Bertolami, NYUCD's Herman Robert Fox Dean.
About New York University College of Dentistry--Founded in 1865, New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD) is the third oldest and the largest dental school in the US, educating more than 8 percent of all dentists. NYUCD has a significant global reach and provides a level of national and international diversity among its students that is unmatched by any other dental school.