What is an endodontist?

Many people have never heard of an endodontist or have no clue what they do.  Most people know what an orthodontist does, but few know as much about an endodontist.  One of the reasons is that our specialty does very little marketing.

Endodontics is one of seven specialized areas in dentistry.  In order to become a “specialist”, one must attend a two to three year school following their four-year dental school program.


1. We take complimentary radiographic scans (panoramic x-rays) on all of our patients, unless they choose to forego such service.

Reason? We believe in ‘proactive’ dentistry rather than ‘reactive’ dentistry. We strive to detect oral diseases BEFORE they begin to hurt. Also, we need to know the general direction the patient is heading with their overall dental care in order to help them decide the most appropriate treatment route.  

2. We remove ALL decay from each tooth we treat and we rarely place temporary fillings (excluding very rare circumstances).

Reason? We want to protect the investment that you have made in our endodontic work.  

3. We perform ALL of our work with the aid of a surgical operating microscope. 

Reason? Dentists cannot repair what they cannot see. 

4. We strive to utilize an advanced numbing technique, when applicable, that uses no long needles and only numbs the immediate area around the tooth.

Reason? This skillful technique is more comfortable, faster, and more predictable. 

5. Most of our endodontic procedures require one visit and require less than one hour to perform. 

Reason? The efficiency from our advanced training and equipment allows for such convenience. 

6. We continually strive to use the most advanced endodontic techniques and materials that will help us maintain our very high success rate. 

Reason? Our goal is for our success rate to be 100%. Some new products and techniques help us draw closer to our goal and we will always embrace such advancements. 

7. You will know the estimated fee range for your procedure prior to treatment. 

Reason? None of us appreciate unexpected financial distress.