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Annapolis Endodontics

Oct 17, 2014 01:25PM ● By Cate Reynolds
Endodontics is the dental specialty dealing with diseases of the dental pulp, tooth root, and surrounding tissues. Also known as “root canal therapy,” endodontic treatment is a simple yet highly successful alternative to tooth extraction and dental implants. Advances in endodontic procedures and materials have evolved into a relatively painless procedure. Well over 14 million root canals are performed every year to resolve dental pain and treat infection. This infection can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of infection include pain or swelling associated with a tooth. In addition, sometimes there can be a dental infection with no symptoms at all.

“Endodontic procedures have become very refined in order to maximize success, but the hallmark of a successful procedure is a prudent diagnosis,” says Louis H. Berman, D.D.S., founder of Annapolis Endodontics. “Some teeth are just not amenable to endodontic treatment, like badly broken down teeth, root-fractured teeth, or teeth with bad gum disease around them. Every tooth is different; every case is different. That’s why preliminary assessment by an experienced clinician is paramount.”

Dr. Berman is the editor of two textbooks, which have been translated into 17 different languages and used in more dental schools than any other endodontic textbook. Drs. Berman, Miner and Hunter of Annapolis Endodontics, the most experienced endodontic practice in the county, have earned the distinction of Diplomate, the highest level of certification available through the American Board of Endodontics. As consultants to major endodontic manufacturers, they stay on the cutting edge of the most advanced technology in their field.

Dr. Berman earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from University of Maryland Baltimore County, his dental degree from the University of Maryland, and his specialty certification in endodontics from the Albert Einstein Medical Center.

Dr. Quinton W. Miner, Jr. earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas, and his dental degree and certification in endodontics from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. Dr. Miner served as a general dentist with the United States Navy before owning an endodontic practice in Texas.

Dr. Kenneth R. Hunter, a former Navy flight officer, earned his Bachelor of Science degree in zoology from the University of Florida, his dental degree from the Virginia Commonwealth School of Dentistry, and his specialty certification from the Naval Dental School in Bethesda.

Another exciting transition for Annapolis Endodontics is a beautiful, new location in the Severn Bank Building at Westgate Circle. In this state-of-the-art modern office, Annapolis Endodontics remains committed to providing the best endodontic treatment available to every patient.

Annapolis Endodontics
200 Westgate Circle, Suite 104, Annapolis, MD
410-268-4770 |


Q. Who performs endodontic treatment?

A. All dentists, including your general dentist, received endodontic training in dental school. Endodontists are dentists with advanced specialty training in doing endodontic procedures and complex facial pain diagnosis. We perform routine, as well as difficult and very complex, endodontic procedures, including root canals and surgical procedures. Our office is equipped with advanced state-of-the-art technology, like surgical microscopes and digital X-rays, for providing the best endodontic treatment possible.

Dr. Louis H. Berman, Annapolis Endodontics