The Pacific Endodontic Research Foundation (PERF) is a public, nonprofit research foundation dedicated to teaching and research in endodontics.
We were formed in 1988 and have moved 3 times as our mission has changed over the years. We started initially as a pure research foundation utilizing fresh human cadaver material and we introduced the microscopic approach into endodontics as well as ultrasonic techniques into mainstream endodontics.
We are currently doing basic research into biofilms and chronic Apical Periodontitis and applied research into CBCT imaging.
The foundation is supported solely by grants and donations from private endodontists.
Board of Directors:
Founder and Director: Gary B. Carr
Vice president: Jan Carr
Board members: Carlos Murgel, Terry Tanaka, Naomi Tanaka
Co-investigators: Carlos Murgel, Peter Endo, Tom McClammy