Dr. Shimon Friedman is Professor Emeritus at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. He received the D.M.D. degree (1975) and endodontics certificate (1983) from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, where he had taught for 17 years. He is board-certified in endodontics in Israel and had served as Chairman of the Israel Endodontic Society from 1985 to 1988.
In 1992, Prof. Friedman was appointed Head of Endodontics in Toronto, a position he had held for 20 years. In 1993 he established Canada’s first graduate Endodontics program and had directed it for 22 years. Under his leadership, the M.Sc. Endodontics Program at the University of Toronto has gained international recognition for its excellence.
Prof. Friedman has published over 250 peer-reviewed articles, textbook chapters and research abstracts, presented over 330 international lectures, and served on the editorial boards of major endodontic journals.
Among his multiple awards, the most prestigious include the 2008 Louis I. Grossman Award from the American Association of Endodontists, for “significant research studies that have made an extraordinary contribution to endodontology”, the 2013 W.W. Wood Award from the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry, for “excellence in dental education”, the 2014 Award of Distinction from the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, the 2018 I.B. Bender Lifetime Educator Award from the American Association of Endodontists, and the 2019 Life Membership in the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Fraternity Tau Tau Chapter.