From Clinician To Editor
About 20 years ago, Dr. Stephen Cohen, who was editor of Pathways of the Pulp at the time, approached Dr. Berman at a meeting in Tulsa to ask him a few questions. That conversation led to Dr. Berman authoring a new chapter for the 9th edition of Pathways, which is the most widely used endodontics textbook in the world.
That first chapter led to a second, with Dr. Berman also taking on the web editor role for the 9th edition. He served as the co-editor along with Dr. Ken Hargreaves for the 10th edition and the senior editor, again along with Dr. Hargreaves, for the most recent twelfth edition.
“It’s been wonderful,” Dr. Berman said of his time working on the textbook. “It’s connected me with endo program directors from all around the world. It really has enlightened my own education and allowed me to interact with some of the best in the industry.”
A Love For Music
Between treating patients, giving presentations and running a dental instrument company, Dr. Berman keeps pretty busy. But when he does have down time, he likes to spend it playing the keyboards. For his birthday a few years ago, he had the opportunity to play at Whiskey a Go Go in LA, an experience he described as “the best birthday present ever.”
“I played in bands in high school and college and have a very musical family. My wife is a classically trained pianist and my kids are very much into music, so it’s one of the things we do around the house that everyone can agree on. And we all have fun doing it. If I wasn’t a dentist I’d probably be working in piano bars. I’d be broke but really happy,”