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Frank C. Setzer, DMD, PhD, MS

Endodontics

Education

  • Doctor of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (’10)
  • Master of Science in Oral Biology, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (’08)
  • Specialty Certificate in Endodontics, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (’06)
  • PhD, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (’98)
  • Dental Degree, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany (’95)

Professional Memberships

  • AAE – American Association of Endodontists (professional member)
  • IADR – International Association for Dental Research
  • ESE – European Society of Endodontology
  • VDZE – Society of German Certified Endodontists
  • DG-ET – German Endodontic Society

Professional Awards

  • Louis I Grossman Postdoctoral Award in Endodontics 2008

Alternative Languages

  • German

About Me

Dr. Setzer is an endodontist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He teaches undergraduate students and post-doctoral residents. Dr. Setzer specializes in root canal therapy, trauma, and surgical root canal procedures. He also specializes in internal tooth bleaching.

Dr. Setzer received his first dental degree from the Dental School of the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany in 1995, where he also received his doctoral degree in 1998. He pursued his endodontic specialty training at the University of Pennsylvania after working for nine years in a multi-specialist private practice as associate and partner. Dr. Setzer graduated from the endodontic program of the University of Pennsylvania in 2006, receiving the Louis I Grossman Postdoctoral Award in Endodontics. He earned a Master of Science in Oral Biology and a DMD degree in 2008 and 2010, respectively. Dr. Setzer is teaching as Clinic Director and Assistant Postgraduate Program Director at the Department of Endodontics of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Setzer lectures frequently nationally and internationally, has published in peer-review journals and serves, amongst others, as the Associate Editor for Endodontics for Quintessence International and on the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Endodontics and the Journal of the American Dental Association.