Dr. Cohenca

Dr Nestor Cohenca

Dr. Cohenca completed the endodontic program at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem cum laude and received the Best Graduate Student Award. He then served 11 years on faculty at the school while maintaining a private practice limited to endodontics. From 2003 to 2005 he served as a clinical assistant professor and coordinator of Trauma and Sports Dentistry at University of Southern California.  Thereafter, Dr. Cohenca joined the University of Washington where he completed his endodontic certificate in 2008 and served as Tenured Professor of Endodontics and Pediatric Dentistry from 2005-2014. He served as Director of Endodontics and the Multidisciplinary Traumatology Unit at the School of Dentistry, the Center for Pediatric Dentistry, and Seattle Children’s Hospital. Currently he serves as Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington, Professor at Seattle Children’s hospital and maintains a private practice limited to Endodontics in Seattle and Kirkland, WA. He is a Diplomate of the Israel Board of Endodontics and the American Board of Endodontics. Dr. Cohenca is a Fellow of the IADT and received an honorary membership to Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. He has published more than 80 peer-reviewed articles, 10 chapters and a new book entitled “Disinfection of Root Canal Systems: The Treatment of Apical Periodontitis”. Cohenca currently serves as President of the International Association of Dental Traumatology. Dr. Cohenca provided more than 200 lectures around the world and is well known as one of the experts in dental traumatology, Endo-Pedo related topics, vital pulp therapy, CBCT and root canal disinfection.

Endodontics & Dental Traumatology
President. International Association of Dental Traumatology (IADT)
Diplomate. American Board of Endodontics
Professor. University of Washington
Director of Endodontics and Traumatology & Seattle Children’s Hospital

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

1997 – 2000 Treasurer, Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity, Jerusalem Chapter.
1998 – 2000 Treasurer, The Israel Endodontic Society.
2000 – 2002 Secretary, The Israel Endodontic Society.
2002 – 2004 Vice President, The Israel Endodontic Society.
2004 – 2005 President, The Israel Endodontic Society.
2000 – 2005 National Board of Examiners in Endodontics. The Scientific Council of the Israel Dental Association.
2008- Member of Editorial Board. Journal of Dental Traumatology.
2008-2016 Associate Editor. Journal of Dental Traumatology.
2008- Scientific Reviewer. International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
2009 Guest Editor for special issue in “Contemporary Endodontics”.
2009- Scientific Advisory Board. Journal of Endodontics.
2012-2018 Director and Board Member. International Association of Dental Trauma.
2012-2013 Imaging Track Chair. Annual Meeting 2013. American Association of Endodontics
2012-2013 Trauma Guidelines Committee. American Association of Endodontics
2012- Scientific Advisory Board. Journal of Medicina Oral, Patologia Oral, Cirugia Bucal
2012- Scientific Advisory Board. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry.
2012-2018 Chair. IADT Sponsorship Committee.
2012-2016 Chair. IADT Education Committee.
2014- Developer and Moderator of IADT Discussion Group Forum. Facebook.
2014 – 2016 President-Elect. International Association of Dental Traumatology.
2014- Founder and Moderator. Facebook Discussion Group on Dental Trauma.
2015-2018 Chair. Organizing Committee for 2018 IADT International Congress.
2016-2017 AAE Committee on Pre-Doctoral Endodontic Education.
2017- Member. IADT Trauma Guidelines Committee.
2017-2019 President. International Association of Dental Traumatology.
2018–  Board of Directors. Dino Kid’s Foundation.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

1. American Association of Endodontists (AAE)
2. College of Diplomates of the American Board of Endodontists.
3. American Dental Association (ADA)
4. Washington State Dental Association (WSDA)
5. Washington State Association of Endodontists (WSAE)
6. Seattle King County Dental Society (SKCDS)
7. American Dental Education Association (ADEA)
8. International Association of Dental Trauma (IADT)
9. Academy of Sports Dentistry (ASD)
10. Alpha Omega Fraternity (AO)
11. Honorary membership Sociedad Paraguaya de Endodoncia (SPE)
12. Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society (OKU)

Awards

1992 Excelling Teacher, HUHFDM, Jerusalem, Israel.
1993 Excelling Teacher, HUHFDM, Jerusalem, Israel.
1995 Ino Sciaky Best Graduate Student Award for achievements in The Postgraduate Specialty program at the HUHFDM, Jerusalem, Israel
1999 Excelling Teacher, HUHFDM, Jerusalem, Israel.
2000 Excelling Teacher, HUHFDM, Jerusalem, Israel.
2001 Excelling Teacher, HUHFDM, Jerusalem, Israel.
2002 Excelling Teacher, HUHFDM, Jerusalem, Israel.
2005 Faculty Appreciation Award. School of Dentistry. University of Southern California, USA.
2006 Dentsply Award for Clinical Table. 2006 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
2007 Gold Medal Award for Academic achievements and contributions to Endodontics. Sociedad Paraguaya de Endodoncia.
2011 Dentsply Award for Research Poster. 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE). San Antonio, TX, USA. Evaluation of splint flexibility and tooth mobility after avulsion injuries using a cadaveric model. Kwan, Johnson and Cohenca.
2011 Honorary Membership to Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society.
2014 USA Top Dentists Award & Seattle Met Top Dentist
2015 USA Top Dentists Award & Seattle Met Top Dentist
2016 USA Top Dentists Award & Seattle Met Top Dentist
2017 USA Top Dentists Award & Seattle Met Top Dentist
2018 USA Top Dentists Award & Seattle Met Top Dentist