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Dr. Peter Tawil

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Dr. Peter Z. Tawil started out his college career in Mechanical Engineering at McGill University in Montreal. He then pursued his studies in Dentistry at the Université de Montréal where he received his DMD in 2004. During his time in dental school, he co-founded Montreals Homeless Street Youth Dental Clinic, for which his team was rewarded the ADEA Quest for Excellence in Dental Education Award. In 2004 he continued his studies at the University of Rochester where he completed his degree in Advanced Education in General Dentistry. In 2008 he completed his specialty training in Endodontics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating with a Masters in Endodontics.

With his active involvement in Endodontic research, Dr. Tawil has several publications and received a research grant from the American Association of Endodontists Foundation in 2005 for his masters thesis project: Periapical Microsurgery: An In-Vivo Evaluation of Root-End Filling Materials.

After completing his studies in Chapel Hill, Dr. Tawil worked as a specialist in private practice for several years in Québec and in North Carolina. While in private practice he served as a part-time faculty at multiple Universities and was a quality assessment audit officer for the Quebec Dental Board and as an independent consultant. Dr. Tawil serves as a speaker for the American Association of Endodontists and has lectured nationally and internationally. He currently teaches at the University North Carolina at Chapel Hill, volunteers in Jamaica with the 1000 Smiles Dental Project, serves as a mentor for the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Endodontics and as an examiner for the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.

He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Dental Association and the American Association of Endodontists. Furthermore, he is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.