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.

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Meet the doctor

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…
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Dr. Vladimir Tismensky
Mary Roman, DDS, MS

Dr. Mary Roman was born and raised in Alexandria, Egypt. She received her Bachelor in Dental Surgery degree from the University of Alexandria in 2008. In 2013, she completed the two-year advanced standing program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree….
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Mary Roman, DDS, MS
Yun Kyoung Park, DDS, MS

Dr. Yun Kyoung Park was born in South Korea. She moved to New York with her family when she was just 11-year old. Dr. Park graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in University of California…
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Yun Kyoung Park, DDS, MS

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