Jose L. Ibarrola, CD, MS, DDS
Jose L. Ibarrola, CD, MS, DDS

Jose L. Ibarrola, CD, MS, DDS

Associate Professor
School of Dentistry


  • Certificate in Endodontics Marquette University 1984

Academic Appointments


  • Endodontics


  • Associate Professor


Birthdate: December 27, 1956 Place of birth; Nogales Sonora Mexico Married: wife Susan Children (2) Gabriella, Lauren


  • CD; Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
  • DDS; Creighton University
  • MS; Marquette University


Diplomate American Board of Endodontists

Publications and Presentations


  • Hansen, Jason R., Beeson, Thomas J., Ibarrola, Jose L. Case Series: Tooth Retention 5 Years after Irretrievable Separation of LightSpeedLSX Instruments, Journal of endodontics, 39, 1467-1470, 2013
  • Ibarrola, J. L., Biggs, S. G., Beeson, T. J. Repair of a large furcation perforation: a four-year follow-up, Journal of endodontics, 34, 617-619, 2008
  • Biggs, S. G., Knowles, K. I., Ibarrola, J. L., Pashley, D. H. An in vitro assessment of the sealing ability of resilon/epiphany using fluid filtration, Journal of endodontics, 32, 759-761, 2006
  • Knowles, K. I., Hammond, N. B., Biggs, S. G., Ibarrola, J. L. Incidence of instrument separation using LightSpeed rotary instruments, Journal of endodontics, 32, 14-16, 2006
  • Osseous Reactions to three hemostatic agents Ibarrola JL., Bjorenson J.E., Austin B.P. and Gerstein H., J Endod, 11 (2), 75-83
  • Retrievability of Thermafil plastic cores using organic solvents. Ibarrola JL., Knowles KI and Ludlow MO, J Endod, 19 (8), 417-8
  • Ibarrola JL, Knowles KI., Ludlow MO and McKinley IB Jr. Factors affecting the negotiability of second mesiobuccal canals in maxillary molars, J Endod, 23 (4), 236-8
  • Knowles KI., Ibarrola JL., Ludlow MO., Anderson JR and Newcomb BE Rubber Latex Allergy and the endodontic patient, J Endod, 24 (11), 760-1
  • Ibarrola JL., Chapman BL., Howard JH., Knowles KI and Ludlow MO Effect of preflaring on Root ZX apex locators, J Endod, 25 (9), 625-6
  • Knowles KI., Ibarrola JL and Ludlow MO The dental operating microscope as an education aid, J Dent Educ, 62 (6), 429-31
  • Assessing apical deformation and transportation following the use of Lightspeed root canal instruments. Knowles KI.,Ibarrola JL., Christiansen RK, International Endodontic Journal, (29) 3, 113-7
  • Evaluation of three methods of obturation using the Obtura II system. Ibarrola JL., Reynolds RK., Hermsen MS., Howard JH and Knowles KI, Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences, 32 (1), 126-8
  • Root canal disinfection comparing conventional irrigation vs phton induced photoacoustic streaming (PIPS) using a 0.5% sodium hypochlorite solution. Jaramillo DE., Aguilar E., Arias A., Oridinola-Zapata R., Aprecio RM., and Ibarrola JL, Evidence Based Endodontics Journal


  • Smoking is a Risk Factor for Endodontic Involvement and Endodontic Failure. Nunn M.E. Beeson T.J. Hermsen K.P. Ibarrola J.L. Kaye E.K. Inaba A. 2015, 2015
  • American Association of Endodontists. Washinghton D.C. May 2014. Judge Table Clinic Presentations, 2014
  • University of Nebraska Post Graduate Endodontic Program. Summer 2014. Endodontic Surgery Overview, 2014
  • Endodontic Surgery Overview University of Nebraska Post Graduate Endodontic Program, 2014
  • Creighton University C.E. Omaha, NE. Rotary vs Reciprocal endodontic instrumentation. Fall Assembly 2014, 2014
  • “ Deviations from normal root canal anatomy” presented at 2013 Creighton University Fall Dental Assembly, 2013
  • University of Nebraska Post Graduate Endodontic Program. Summer 2013 . Endodontic Surgery Overview, 2013
  • “Modifications in access cavity preparations” presented at Creighton University Fall Dental Assembly: September 2011, 2011
  • Creighton University C.E. Omaha Nebraska. Diagnosis and treatment of longitudinal fractures. 2011, 2011

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • tooth fractures, canal disinfection

Current Research Projects

  • Root Canal disinfection comparing conventional irrigation vs photon induces photoacoustic streaming (PIPS) using a 0.5% sodium hypochlorite solution