Advanced Endodontics

About Cliff Ruddle

Clifford J. Ruddle DDS, FACD, FICD

Clifford J. Ruddle


Internationally recognized as a leading expert in all aspects of clinical endodontics, Dr. Ruddle is acclaimed for providing superb endodontic education through his teachings, clinical articles, training manuals and multimedia products. He is the founder and director of Advanced Endodontics®, an international educational source in Santa Barbara, California. Dr. Ruddle created the world's first private microendodontic simulation training center in 1989 and has trained several thousand dentists microscope-assisted endodontic techniques. He is well-known for his ability to empower colleagues and motivate clinicians towards their full potential. Additionally, Dr. Ruddle maintains a private practice limited to endodontics in Santa Barbara.

Professional Affiliations

Dr. Ruddle is a fellow in both the American and International Colleges of Dentistry. He is also an Assistant Professor of Graduate Endodontics at Loma Linda University and University of California, Los Angeles, is an Associate Clinical Professor at University of California, San Francisco, and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Endodontics at University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry. Dr. Ruddle also previously served as a consultant to Long Beach V.A. Medical Center in Long Beach, California, and is currently an Endodontic Fellow of Harvard University. He has been a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon society since 1971 and the Pierre Fauchard Academy since 1987. Dr. Ruddle serves on the Dental Advisory Board for Endodontic Practice and Dentistry Today, and the Editorial Advisory Board for the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry.

Educational Background

Dr. Ruddle received his dental degree from University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry, San Francisco, California, in 1974. In 1976, he completed his postgraduate work in endodontics at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts.

On a Personal Note

Cliff and his wife, Phyllis, live in Santa Barbara, California, the home of Advanced Endodontics. They have two daughters, Lisette and Lori, also living in Santa Barbara with their families. Cliff and Phyllis are very proud of their five grandchildren and excited about the great joy they provide. On a side note, Cliff, Phyllis, Lisette, Lori and Isaac, Lisette's son, comprise the "Ruddle Team" and through Advanced Endodontics and The Ruddle Show, they strive to create educational materials and programs that produce greater clinical success and professional fulfillment.