In 1990, Dr. Peters received his dental degree from the University of Kiel in Germany and later completed his postgraduate endodontic training at Zurich University Dental School in Switzerland in 2001. In 2004, he earned his Master of Science in oral biology from the University of California at San Francisco.
After spending two years in the department of neurophysiology at the University of Kiel, he served as an assistant professor of prosthodontics at the University of Heidelberg in Germany from 1993 to 1996. He was an associate professor and head of the faculty practice in restorative dentistry at the University of Zurich until 2001, spending his time teaching, giving continuing education courses and participating in the faculty practice. In 2006, he became an assistant professor at UCSF.
He is currently professor and director of endodontic research in the department of endodontics at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, Calif.
His main scientific interests are the performance of nickel-titanium rotary root canal instruments assessed by microcomputed tomography and torque-testing devices; efficacy of antimicrobial regimes in root canal treatment; and events in healing of periradicular lesions.
Dr. Peters has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and lectured worldwide. He serves on the review panels and editorial boards of several endodontic journals. He is the lead author of the Cleaning and Shaping the Root Canal System chapters in Pathways of the Pulp and Ingle's Endodontics.
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