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What is an Endodontist?

Endodontists are dentists who specialize in saving teeth through different procedures that involve the pulp (nerve) and root of teeth. Endodontist comes from the Greek "endo" meaning inside and the word "odont" meaning tooth.  All dentists are trained to treat and diagnose diseases of the pulp (nerve), however, some teeth can be especially difficult to diagnose and treat. This is the reason why some patients are referred to the endodontist. 

An endodontist, as defined by the American Board of Endodontists, is a dental specialist in the treatment of diseases and injuries to the dental pulp, root, and surrounding tissues of the teeth. Endodontists receive a "certificate in Endodontics" after additional 2-3 years of training in an accredited dental program after dental school.

Furthermore, Dr. Noguera is a certified diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics or commonly known as a “board certified” endodontist. This means she has gone beyond the endodontic specialty education and licensing requirements of the American Dental Association and the DC State Board of Dentistry. She has taken an examination administered by a panel of experts and has demonstrated an exemplary level of knowledge, understanding, and clinical expertise in endodontics.

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