Prof. Dr. Pierre Machtou graduated 1967 at the Paris 7-Denis Diderot University. He completed his habilitation, became a full professor at the same University in 1997 and served as vice-dean from 1998 to 2008. He was the first scientific director and general secretary of the French Endodontic society. He is the charter President of the Paris Endodontic Study Club ( CPEA) and is a member of numerous national and international endodontic and dental societies, such as AAE, ESE, IADT, Pierre Fauchard Academy, He is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists. In 2006, he was the recipient of the Pierre Fauchard’s Elmer S Best Memorial Award.
Pierre Machtou serves as the associate Editor of Endodontic Practice and was scientific advisor of the IFEA World Congress in Paris 1992. He lectured and held seminars extensively in many countries worldwide. He is the author of two books and co-editor of one french endodontic textbook. He wrote 11 book chapters and 70 articles in peer review journals. His research interests are in endodontic irrigation dynamics and endodontic instrumentation. He has limited his practice to Endodontics since 1978. He is currently the co-director and clinic director of the ESE certified graduate endodontic programme in Paris and an invited professor at Geneva University.