Dr. Shane White

Professor of Endodontics at UCLA School of Dentistry

Contact Information

Email: snwhite@dentistry.ucla.edu

About the Clinical Expert

Shane White is a Professor of Dentistry at the UCLA School of Dentistry, in the Section of Endodontics within the Division of Constitutive & Regenerative Sciences. He is also a faculty member at the Center for Craniofacial and Molecular Biology at the USC School of Dentistry. A native of Ireland, he received his dental training from Trinity College Dublin. He spent several years in private practice and part-time teaching in Dublin before moving to California, where he received a master’s degree in Oral Biology and specialty residency training in prosthodontics as well as in endodontics from UCLA, and a PhD in Craniofacial Biology from USC.

Academic Qualification

  • PhD in Craniofacial Biology from USC.
  • Master’s degree in Oral Biology and specialty residency training in prosthodontics


  • Authored over 120 research papers and many more abstracts and book chapters.

Awards & Recognition

  • Serves as chair of the UCLA Division of the UC Academic Senate.
  • Several major awards for his research on dental biological materials, genetic-structural relationships in enamel, and in patient-centered endodontic outcomes.

StudyClub Topic


Tooth Retention through Root Canal Treatment, or Tooth Replacement using Implants, or Fixed Partial Dentures: Which One and why?


Should a tooth be saved through root canal treatment and restoration, be extracted without any tooth replacement, be replaced with a fixed partial denture or an implant-supported single crown? Identify the substantial limitations of the existing literature. Identify the success rates and discuss the treatment decision matrices and clinical consensus statements.

Learning Objectives

  • To contrast the profound differences between root canal and endodontic therapies.
  • To systematically review, compare, and interpret the outcomes, benefits, and harms of endodontic care and restoration compared to extraction and placement of fixed partial dentures or implant-supported single crowns.


June 22nd 2022

6:30 PM ET to 8:30 PM ET (2 hours)

6:00 PM PT to 8:00 PM PT (2 hours)

CE Credits Offered for this Session: 2

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