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Annapolis Endodontics

Feb 02, 2011 08:43PM ● By Anonymous

The doctors of Annapolis Endodontics have limited their practice exclusively to performing root canals and root canal related procedures. These procedures may become necessary when the nerves inside your tooth become irreversibly inflamed or infected. Using microsurgical techniques, computer assisted dental drills, and X-rays using advanced digital radiography, root canals can now be performed painlessly, usually in one visit, and typically in less than an hour. Discomfort is relieved and patients benefit by retaining their natural teeth.

“We are committed to providing the best possible endodontic treatment in a pleasant and relaxed environment,” says Dr. Louis H. Berman, a local Annapolitan who founded Annapolis Endodontics in 1983. Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, on staff at the Albert Einstein Medical Center, and past president of the Maryland State Association of Endodontists, Dr. Berman is highly respected internationally as a lecturer and contributing author to textbooks, as well as being an editor and author of textbooks on endodontic diagnosis and dental trauma. His publications have been translated into more than 16 different languages.

After retiring from the Navy as a Captain, Dr. James O. Roahen joined Annapolis Endodontics in 1993. Dr. Roahen received his undergraduate degree from Lawrence University and served in the Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer. Dr. Roahen then received his dental degree from the University of Michigan and his specialty certification in Endodontics, as well as a Master’s degree, from the University of Oregon. Before going into private practice, Dr. Roahen also served as Professor and Chairman of the Endodontic Graduate Program at the Naval Dental School in Bethesda.

Dr. Kenneth “Rick” Hunter also joined Annapolis Endodontics after serving in the Navy as a Naval Flight Officer. Dr. Hunter obtained his dental degree at the Virginia Commonwealth School of Dentistry. Returning to the Navy, he completed a general practice residency at the Naval Hospital in Oakland, and was a Navy general dentist before receiving his specialty certification at the Naval Dental School in Bethesda. Dr. Hunter retired from the Navy Dental Corps in 1999 after serving locally at the United States Naval Academy and the Washington Navy Yard.

“A successful office visit with us is not just dependent upon our advanced treatment facility or the skills of our doctors,” says Dr. Berman. “Our dental assistants and front desk team are highly trained and knowledgeable about our procedures, and are uniquely qualified for optimizing the success and comfort of our patients’ treatment.”

A comfortable environment, knowledgeable staff, and professionals who are leaders in the field combine to make a patient’s root canal experience predictably pleasant. Says Dr. Berman: “Our goal is to save your tooth, maximize your comfort, and work closely with your referring dentist to restore and maintain your smile.”


Annapolis Endodontics

Dr. Louis H. Berman

Dr. James Roahen

Dr. Kenneth R. Hunter

201 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401