50 Years of Endodontics at Columbia: A Tribute to Drs. Joseph Leavitt and Irving Naidorf

Columbia Endodontics at 50: A Video History

Fifty years ago, Irving Joseph Leavitt, DDS '40, and Irving Naidorf established Columbia's Endodontics Division, driven by the belief that it is "moral malpractice" to pull a tooth that could be saved.

Their contributions to the field, their patients, and the College of Dental Medicine's development, were many but not well-documented until CDM board member Marc Leavitt, son of Dr. Leavitt, produced this touching and informative video.




Dentistry, Surgery


oral health, root canal, history, columbia