Dr. Martin Trope was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and received his BDS degree in dentistry in 1976. In 1980 he moved to Philadelphia to specialize in Endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1989, he became Chair of Endodontology at Temple University. In 1993 he accepted the JB Freedland Professorship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Trope is Clinical Professor, Department of Endodontics, University of Pennsylvania and in private practice.