About Us

Our office is limited to the dental specialty practice of endodontic care (root canal treatment). We provide you with the most advanced, painless surgical procedure that alleviates anxiety and apprehension. We use the latest state of the art technology. Our goal is to familiarize you with our office and the services we provide. It is our philosophy to play a role with helping our patients achieve and maintain excellent dental health. We establish a relationship with each patient that is built upon mutual respect and trust. With this foundation in place, our staff is able to provide the type of care that our patients expect and deserve. Thank you for choosing our practice to meet your endodontic needs..

Our Services

Root Canal Treatment

During root canal or endodontic treatment, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed. Afterwards, the tooth is restored with a crown or filling for protection.


With proper care, even teeth that have had root canal treatment can last a lifetime. But sometimes, a tooth that has been treated doesn’t heal properly and can become painful or diseased months or even years after treatment.

Cracked Teeth

Cracked teeth, apart from if they were received accidentally refer to cracks extending from the chewing surface vertically toward the root. Early diagnosis is important in this case to save the tooth. A cracked tooth left untreated will get worse as time goes by and can result in a loss of the tooth. Early treatment is essential.

Endodontic Surgery

To understand endodontic surgery, it helps first to know something about the nonsurgical endodontic procedure, or “root canal.” Root canal treatment is necessary when the soft inner tissue, or “pulp,” of the tooth becomes inflamed or infected. This may happen as a result of deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, or an injury to the tooth.

Who is an “endodontist”?

An endodontist is a dentist with special training in diagnosing and treating problems associated with the inside of the tooth. They do only endodontic procedures in their practices because they are specialists. To become specialists, they complete dental school and an additional two or more years of advanced training in endodontics, one of the nine specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. They perform routine as well as difficult and very complex endodontic procedures, including retreatment of previous root canals that have not healed completely. Endodontists are also experienced at finding the cause of oral and facial pain that has been difficult to diagnose.
Endodontists have advanced surgical and nonsurgical skills that make them uniquely qualified to treat routine as well as complex cases. The care that an endodontist provides is supported by intensive education on how to perform the very best endodontics. Endodontists also attend continuing education courses after they are in practice, so they are knowledgeable about state-of-the-art research, clinical procedures, and technology.

Dr. Donald Miller

Dr. Donald Miller has been practicing Endodontics for 24 years and recieved his DDS Degree and a MS in Oral Biology and Specialty Certificate in Endodontics, all from Loyola University School of Dentistry. He also completed a one year General Practice Residency at the Univercity of California at Los Angeles. Dr Miller is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and Fellow of the Academy of General Denstisty. 

Dr. Miller also has taught at Loyola University School of Dentistry, Northwestern University Dental School and UIC College of Dentistry, as well as, presented lectures at both the Midwinter Meeting and the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Endodontists. Dr. Miller has co-authored articles published in peer reviewed journals and is a Contributor to the textbook Contemporary Fixed Prosthodontics, published by Mosby/Elsevier and the upcoming release of its 5th Edition.

Dr. Miller is a member of the: ADA, ISDS, CDS, Odontographic Society of Chicago, American Association of Endodontists, Illinois Association of Endodontists and The Edgar D. Coolidge Endodontic Study Club. He is a past President of both The Edgar D. Coolidge Endodontic Study Club and the Illinois Association of Endodontists.

Dr. Vladimir Tismensky

Dr. Vladimir Tismensky was born in Latvia, near the Baltic Sea. He moved to the Detroit area in 1991 to pursue his graduate studies. Subsequent to graduation from the University of Detroit Mercy Dental School, Dr. Tismensky entered the Endodontics Residency Program at the I.B. Bender Division of Endodontics, Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, P.A. He was elected to Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the National Dental Honor Society, in 1999.

Dr. Tismensky has been in private practice as an Endodontist since 2001. He has taught Endodontic surgical techniques to endodontic residents as a part time faculty at Detroit Mercy Dental School until moving to Chicago in 2007. Dr. Tismensky is active in numerous dental and endodontic organizations. His special expertise includes complex non-surgical re-treatments and microscopic Endodontic surgery.

Dr. Tismensky speaks fluent English, Russian, and Latvian. In his free time he enjoys music, photography, theater, downhill skiing, tennis and weightlifting. He resides in Chicago with his wife and three children.

Endodontics and Endodontists

Nothing is as good as a natural tooth! And sometimes your natural tooth may need root canal (endodontic) treatment for it to remain a healthy part of your mouth. Most patients report that having root canal (endodontic) treatment today is as unremarkable as having a cavity filled.


1455 E Golf Rd, Suite 206 Des Plaines, IL 60016

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