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Dental Assistants and Front Office Staff

Tired of the same routine at your General Dentist office? Have you thought about jump starting your career in a dental Specialty Office? Looking to learn new skills and keep up with the latest technology in the dental field? Do you want to work in an environment that is patient focused and rewards your initiative and hard work?

Come work with a growing practice celebrating 20 years. We focus on Endodontics, Dental Implants, Dental Surgeries, and Face & Mouth smile enhancements. Our providers and office staff utilize the latest equipment and software to provide our patients with the best dental care found anywhere. We are currently seeking dental assistants and front office staff for our two locations. Our offer includes:

  • Sign-on Bonus
  • Training
  • Competitive starting pay
  • Paid Continuing Education/Travel
  • 4-day work week (full time)
  • Medical Insurance, 401K, Health Savings Account, PTO
  • Network with a broad range of dental leaders on the Greater Phoenix Area

Don’t miss your chance to learn new skills and take your career to the next level in an environment that is committed to your growth and development.

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Questions? Give us a call ( 602) 242-4745
Send resume to: office@phoenixendodontist.com

Who Should Do My Root Canal?

Who Should Do My Root Canal?

When you have a tooth that’s compromised by decay or injury, you need to move quickly to a treatment plan. You may also be suffering some significant pain, which can make it harder to think through your options.

It’s true that general dentists CAN do root canals, but often the best choice is to request a referral to an endodontist. Your general dentist probably has working relationships with several local endodontists, and they can suggest someone who is a good match for your scheduling and clinical needs.

Here are just a few of the many reasons why endodontists are the preferred provider for root canal treatments.

Why Should An Endodontist Do My Root Canal?

  1. Endodontists receive several years of additional training. After graduating from dental school, endodontists receive two to three years of additional specialty training, treating diseases of the soft tissues of the teeth, including the nerve pulp.
  2. Endodontists perform root canals more frequently than general dentists. The average general dentist performs fewer than two root canals a week; the average endodontist performs 25 per week. This means the endodontist will see a greater range of cases and have more experience in treating a variety of challenges that may emerge during the procedure.
  3. Endodontists are trained to use leading-edge technology and microsurgical techniques. Advances in root canal treatment in recent decades have made the procedure successful in more than 90 percent of cases.
  4. Endodontists frequently provide clinical consultations to general dentists on tough cases. General dentists, as noted earlier, often partner with nearby endodontists when they have patients who may need a root canal. This relationship means you can trust that the endodontic referral you receive was preceded by a clinical discussion of your specific needs and challenges.

“Root canals comprise most of an endodontist’s caseload – they are the most common treatment we deliver,” says Dr. Jacqueline S. Allen, who practices with the Phoenix Endodontic Group. “Patients can trust our years of specialized training, the techniques and equipment we have access to, as well as our relationships with local general dentists.”

 

In Memory of Carl Stewart

In Memory of Carl Stewart

Carl StewartGoodbye to a friend of Phoenix Endodontic Group. We were all very sad to hear the news that Carl Stewart, our friend and handyman recently passed away. Since 2007, we could always count on Carl for repairs, remodeling and anything that needed to be fixed. We considered Carl as a part of our “work family” – he attended many of our company events. He helped us out of jams many, many times in the last 14 years. Our condolences go out to his family and other friends.

What Procedures Does an Endodontist Perform?

What Procedures Does an Endodontist Perform?

If you’ve been referred to a Phoenix endodontist and have never seen one before, you might wonder what services they provide. Endodontics is recognized as an official specialty field for dentists by the American Dental Association. Endodontists attend two to three years of additional training after graduating from dental school. During their post-graduate training, they receive instruction in advanced microsurgical techniques and learn the latest in effective pain management methods.

Here’s a quick look at the types of procedures Phoenix Endodontic Group performs as part of their mission to save natural teeth whenever possible.

Procedures Performed By Phoenix Endodontists

  1. Root canals and root canal retreatments. Root canals are frequently how patients first meet an endodontist. The procedure preserves natural teeth by cleaning infection out of a tooth’s root canal, and replacing the nerve pulp inside of a tooth with biocompatible material. A crown is placed over the treated tooth to protect it. Root canal retreatments can fix things that go wrong with an initial root canal, such as new decay entering the tooth or the tooth being further fractured.
  2. Endodontic surgeries. Root canals, which are a non-surgical procedure, are typically very effective at treating a tooth threatened by infection or structural damage. Some cases require more intensive treatment. An apicoectomy is a surgery that treats damaged root surfaces or persistent infections in the bone surrounding the tooth. Recovery time for endodontic surgeries, just as for root canals, is usually brief. Postoperative discomfort is usually mild and easily remedied.
  3. Dental trauma treatment. Your Phoenix endodontist can help save a damaged tooth, but you must act quickly. Regardless of the level of damage to a tooth – from a small chip or crack to a tooth that’s been knocked out of your mouth – you need a full examination of your teeth and gums to determine the next steps to be taken. An endodontist has equipment, dental training, and experience to preserve a damaged tooth; they can determine if a root canal or another procedure is the best one to protect and preserve the structure of your tooth.
  4. Dental implants. More and more Phoenix endodontists are providing dental implant services for patients. The reasoning? All dentists receive training related to dental implants in dental school, with many endodontists receiving additional training in the placement of implants, as well. Endodontists are uniquely positioned to determine if a natural tooth can be saved. If a tooth cannot be saved, your endodontist can play a key role in the replacement of it.

“Phoenix Endodontic Group endodontists work closely with general dentists from across the Valley of the Sun to provide the best treatment results for all our patients,” says Dr. Allen of the Phoenix Endodontic Group. “Together, we can diagnose, collaborate, and treat dental challenges, so each patient experiences the most positive outcome for their case.”

Celebrating 20 Years in Endodontics

Celebrating 20 Years in Endodontics

This month, the entire country paused to reflect on the 20-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that shook us all in September 2001.  What also occurred in September 2001 was Dr Jacqueline Allen opening her own endodontic specialty practice in Phoenix, AZ.  Dr. Allen purchased the practice of Dr. Martin Goldman – his office was located at 19th Avenue & Tuckey Lane in Phoenix, AZ.

Over the years, Dr. Allen grew her business by acquiring the endodontic specialty offices of Dr. Charles L. Siroky and Dr. Joseph S. Dovgan.  In 2014, Dr. Susan Wood joined the practice and we began using the trade name “Phoenix Endodontic Group.”

“Over the last 20 years, I have been blessed to work with some of the best dentists in the Phoenix area”, said Dr. Allen.  “I am humbled by the confidence they place in me to take the very best care possible for their patients.”

For 20 years, the Phoenix Endodontic Group has been able to grow and prosper due to the hard work of all of the staff we have had on our team during this time.  A special mention goes to Suzie Salas who since 2007 has been Dr. Allen’s main assistant.  Additionally, since 2012, Kim Rowell has provided front office, administrative and PR support to our practice.  It takes a team effort to be able to provide the best in class service we are known for.

Our patients are the reason we are here in the first place.  Dr. Allen and her team are grateful for the opportunities we have had to meet and treat such wonderful people.  “My life has been enriched by meeting, treating and getting to know some amazing individuals”, said Dr. Allen.  “My patients mean the world to me.”  One of the biggest compliments Dr. Allen receives is when a patient self-refers themselves to our practice because of the care they received (and remember) on a prior visit.

Dentistry as a profession has changed significantly over the last 20 years.  Dr. Allen has made it a priority to always be on the technological cutting edge.  Use of CBCT’s, dental lasers and a huge investment in Continuing Education has helped Dr. Allen provide care using the latest technologies to go along with her “patient first” philosophy and approach.

We do not normally take the time to celebrate milestones, but all of us at Phoenix Endodontic Group feel that a 20- year anniversary is very special.  We want to thank everyone who has had a role in our success over the years:  our staff, patients, and referring partners alike.  We look forward to another 20 years of providing the best endodontic care that can be found anywhere.

Phoenix Endo 20 Year Timeline

 

 

Important Questions to Ask your Dentist About Dental Implants

Important Questions to Ask your Dentist About Dental Implants

Nothing can replace an in-depth conversation with your dental provider if you want to clearly understand your oral health. At no time is this more true than when you’ve been told you have failing natural teeth and might want to consider dental implants.

We’ve compiled a list of questions that will help guide your conversation with your dentist and help you understand the why, how, and what of dental implant procedures.

Dr. Jacqueline Allen in PhoenixTop Dental Implant Questions 

  1. Does this mean my natural tooth (teeth) can’t be saved? Yes. Otherwise, you’d probably be talking with your endodontist about a root canal or other procedure aimed at saving the tooth.  
  2. How many teeth will be replaced by the implants? Dentists can replace a single tooth, a number of teeth, or an entire set of teeth with dental implants. 
  3. How much is this going to hurt? The implant procedure itself is usually pain-free, thanks to general or local anesthesia. Factors that can influence how much pain you feel afterwards include: having teeth extracted prior to your implant procedure; how closely you follow post-operative instructions on taking painkillers and antibiotics; how well you avoid foods that might aggravate the treated area; and if you follow good oral hygiene while the affected area is healing. 
  4. How many visits to my dentist will this take? Typically, you can count on at least two visits to complete the dental implant procedure. The first visit is to remove any failing natural teeth and embed the implant in your jaw. A second visit is necessary to add a dental restoration (which resembles a crown and functions like your natural tooth) or to replace a temporary restoration, if you received a same-day implant (see below). You may also need a separate appointment to have a bone augmentation procedure in order to increase the chances of your dental implant being successful in the long term.  
  5. How soon can I eat with my new teeth? All dental implants require a healing period, during which the metal implant integrates into the jaw. Some patients must eat with their remaining natural teeth, if they have any. Other patients are candidates for what is known as same-day implants or “teeth in a day,” a procedure in which the dental implants are placed in the jaw and a set of temporary overdentures are placed on top of them on the same day. In either case, during this time you’ll need to eat soft, non-irritating foods to ensure the implants integrate successfully. 
  6. What care do my dental implants require?  There are two key steps to promote long life for your implants. First, daily care is a must. Brush all your teeth twice a day and floss them daily. Second, get regular dental check-ups. Check-ups are especially critical for patients with implants.

“Dental implants are an excellent choice for many patients, but we find the most success when patients understand why they are receiving implants and what it takes to care for them,” says Dr. Jacqueline S. Allen of the Phoenix Endodontic Group.