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


Dr. Jose L. Ibarrola joined Creighton University School of Dentistry Department of Endodontics in 1991, where he is currently an Associate Professor. He received his CD at Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara in Mexico, his DDS at Creighton University and his MS in Endodontics at Marquette University. In 1992, he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontists which is distinguished group of endodontists who have demonstrated exceptional knowledge and skill, dedication to continued professional growth, and a commitment to providing the highest quality of patient care. He is an active member in numerous dental organizations such as the American and Nebraska Dental Association, the American and Nebraska Association of Endodontics and American Association of Dental Educators. He has also co-authored numerous publications as well.

Publications and Presentations


  • 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, 2016
  • 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
  • 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, 2002
  • 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, 1999
  • Knowles KI., Ibarrola JL., Ludlow MO., Anderson JR and Newcomb BE Rubber Latex Allergy and the endodontic patient, J Endod, 24 (11), 760-1, 1998
  • Knowles KI., Ibarrola JL and Ludlow MO The dental operating microscope as an education aid, J Dent Educ, 62 (6), 429-31, 1998
  • 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, 1997
  • 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, 1996
  • Retrievability of Thermafil plastic cores using organic solvents. Ibarrola JL., Knowles KI and Ludlow MO, J Endod, 19 (8), 417-8, 1993
  • Osseous Reactions to three hemostatic agents Ibarrola JL., Bjorenson J.E., Austin B.P. and Gerstein H., J Endod, 11 (2), 75-83, 1985


  • 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

Awards and Honors

  • Omnicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), 1996