The ROOTS SUMMIT is the premier global discussion forum for the dental specialty of endodontics.
The meeting originally started as a mailing list of a large group of endodontic enthusiasts in the 1990s. Since the establishment of a dedicated Facebook group three years ago, the ROOTS SUMMIT has increased its membership from just under 1,000 participants to its current level of more than 20,000, including many global endodontic opinion leaders. Well over 100 countries are represented.
Our mission is to be an open and inclusive global learning forum accessible to anyone involved in the practice of endodontic therapy. Discussions regarding endodontic treatment, the various issues that affect the patient, prognosis, current literature, new equipment, and new procedures and protocols, among other topics, are moderated by an all-volunteer group of endodontists to ensure a professional and respectful manner is maintained.
The Heads of ROOTS SUMMIT
Dr. Freddy Belliard
In 1997, Dr. Freddy Belliard graduated from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra in Santiago, Dominican Republic, at which he also served as a professor from 1999 to 2005. He received his master’s degree from the Instituto de Estudios Avanzados en Odontologia “Dr. Yury Kuttler” in Mexico City in 1999 and his D.D.S. from the European University of Madrid in Spain in 2009. From 2012 to 2014, he was Assistant Professor of Endodontics at the University of Warwick in the UK.
Belliard is a member of the Spanish Dental Association and the Spanish Endodontic Society, and has owned a practice specializing in micro-endodontics, microsurgery and postendodontic restorations in Guadalajara, Spain, since 1999. In addition, he moderates two endodontic social media forums, ROOTS and Endolatinos.
Belliard is the co-chairman of the 2018 ROOTS SUMMIT in Berlin.
During a 30-year career in dental sales, Stephen Jones has been fortunate to hold positions with many different areas of responsibility, particularly various sales and marketing roles in the dental field.
Jones is currently responsible for international sales in Asia and Latin America at Centrix Dental, and is the co-chairman of the 2018 ROOTS SUMMIT in Berlin.
Dr. David E. Jaramillo
Dr. David E. Jaramillo is Associate Professor of Endodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in the U.S.
He obtained his D.D.S. in 1986 from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Mexico, where he also completed his postgraduate training in endodontics 1990. He was formerly Clinical Assistant Professor of Endodontics at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles and Loma Linda University. He was the Clinical Director of Endodontics, endodontics course director in the International Dentist Program and a researcher at the Center for Biofilms USC and Center for Dental Research at Loma Linda University.
Jaramillo has lectured at meetings of endodontic associations in 12 countries and has published more than 20 peer-reviewed papers and six book chapters. Dr. Jaramillo is the official Scientific Chairman of the ROOTS SUMMIT 2018 in Berlin.