D.D.S., M.Sc., F.R.C.D.(C) (DPH), Cert. Endo., Ph.D., F.R.C.D.(C) (Endo)
amir azarpazhooh
Main Appointments

Associate Professor, Faculty of Dentistry

Associate Professor, Clinical Epidemiology & Health Care Research, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.

Head, Divisions of Endodontics and Research, Department of Dentistry, and Clinician Scientist, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto.

Lead, Faculty of Dentistry global service learning program


A prolific, evidenced-based researcher, Dr. Azarpazhooh pursues research focused on the patient, from patient-centered outcome measurement to prompting patient utility to exploring the effectiveness of clinical interventions. 


Best Demonstrator Award, DDS Class of 1T6 (2015)

A. Bruce Hord Master Teacher Award (2013)

Fellow, Royal College of Dentists of Canada in Endodontics (2011)

Cochrane Canada Review of the Year (2012)

The American Dental Education Association/Academy for Academic Leadership Institute for Teaching and Learning Scholar, Atlanta, GA, USA (2010)

Endodontic Educator Fellow, American Association of Endodontists (2008-2011)

Fellow, the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in Dental Public Health (2007)

Select Publications

Azarpazhooh A, Dao T, Ungar WJ, Da Costa J, Figueiredo R, Krahn M, Friedman S.. “Patients' Values Related to Treatment Options for Teeth with Apical Periodontitis.” J Endod. 2016 Mar;42(3):365-70. doi: 10.1016/j.joen.2015.11.022. Epub 2016 Jan 6.

Chang E, Lam E, Shah P, Azarpazhooh A. “Cone-beam Computed Tomography for Detecting Vertical Root Fractures in Endodontically Treated Teeth: A Systematic Review.” J Endod. 2016 Feb;42(2):177-85. doi: 10.1016/j.joen.2015.10.005. Epub 2015 Nov 26. Review.

Carrasco-Labra A, Brignardello-Petersen R, Azarpazhooh A, Glick M, Guyatt GH. “A practical approach to evidence-based dentistry: X: How to avoid being misled by clinical studies' results in dentistry.” J Am Dent Assoc. 2015 Dec;146(12):919-24. doi: 10.1016/j.adaj.2015.08.008.