Martin Trope, D.M.D.

Dr. Martin Trope is presently in private practice in Philadelphia, PA. He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa where he received his BDS degree in dentistry in 1976. From 1976 to 1980 he practiced General Dentistry and Endodontics in Israel. In 1980 he moved to Philadelphia to specialize in Endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania.

After graduating as an Endodontist he continued at University of Pennsylvania as a faculty member until 1989 when he became Chair of Endodontology at Temple University, School of Dentistry. In 1993 he moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina to become the JB Freedland Professor in the Department of Endodontics at the University of North Carolina, School of Dentistry. Named in honor of one of the founding fathers of Endodontics, the Freedland Professorship recognizes significant contributions to the specialty.

Dr. Trope has served as a Director of the American Board of Endodontics. Before entering full time private practice he was editor-in-chief of two journals, Dental Traumatology and Endodontic Topics. He also serves on the Editorial Board of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and on the Advisory Board of Esthetic Dentistry.

Dr. Trope’s major research interests include dental trauma, clinical outcomes, and new diagnostic tests for pulpal and periapical disease. Recently he has also been involved in material development for root canal filling. His work has been published in numerous journals and book chapters. In April 2002 he was awarded “The Louis I. Grossman Award ” for cumulative publication of significant research by the American Association of Endodontists.


University of Witwatersrand-South Africa, BSD, 1976
University of Pennsylvania, Endodontics Certificate, 1982
University of Pennsylvania, D.M.D, 1983