Patient Testimonials

Advanced Endodontic Associates

5 out of 5 stars based on 372 reviews.

Patient Review from Rich C

Dr. Fredric Simon is an extraordinary endodontist. I had some gum pain and saw my regular periodontist, he said it might be an infection and made an immediate appointment for me with Dr. Simon, who confirmed the pain was due to an infection from a hole in the root so I needed an immediate root canal on that tooth. He did everything flawlessly and nearly pain-free. He went through the back of the tooth so the front would be unblemished. He explained every step that he was going to do before he did it, he purged, cleaned and sealed the interior of the tooth where the nerve was, showed me photos of the digital x-rays before and after so I could see what needed to be done and how the procedure had eliminated the infection and to follow up with my regular dentist within a few weeks to seal the tooth permanently. He is not only an expert with amazing skill and knowledge but he also cares a lot about patient comfort and education so that the patient understands exactly what is happening and why it is being done. I would highly recommend him without reservation for anyone who needs to see an endodontist.

- Rich C

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Patient Review from Rod A

Was able to schedule an emergency appointment quickly. Doctor was pleasant and explained the procedures very clearly. Ensured I was comfortable during the root canal. Followed up to check on me after the procedure.

- Rod A

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Patient Review from Andrea M

Wonderful service (2 root canals and apical microsurgery) provided by Dr. Cantamessa and his team. Support staff are incredibly caring and helpful, too. Have already recommended you to a neighbor and a colleague. Let's face it, no one wants to have to experience these procedures, but I can't think of anyone who would do this better. You guys are awesome! Thanks again.

- Andrea M

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Patient Review from Philip M

After 36 years of practicing dentistry, I knew that the sudden onset of dental pain was suggestive of the need for root canal therapy. Advanced Endodontic Associates scheduled me immediately. Dr. Scott Hetz confirmed my impressions and initiated treatment. He was knowledgeable, capable, and compassionate in performing a complex retreatment procedure. The advanced "gentle wave" technology was indeed gentle and effective. My pain was totally gone in a few hours after one treatment session. The support staff was friendly, the office spotless and conveniently located. I strongly recommend this practice if you find yourself in need of endodontics care. PMM, DMD

- Philip M

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Patient Review from Marie T

Dr. Assadipour and Iris were fantastic. This was my first root canal and they actually made the experience super relaxed. I also welcomed their dialogue and talking me through the steps along the way. Would recommend to anyone I know needing a root canal (and already have actually).

- Marie T

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Patient Review from James P

Wonderful experience. Dr. Menhinick was very caring, making sure I was comfortable throughout the process. She explained every step along the way. The office staff was exceedingly courteous and professional.

- James P

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Patient Review from Kevin R

Although I went to see Dr. Assadipour for only an evaluation/ second opinion, I found her to be highly professional and very honest. I would surely utilize her services if needed in the future. Outstanding!

- Kevin R

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Patient Review from Joe R

I am in my 70s and never had a root canal. I had a lot of anxiety, which turned out to be unfounded. Dr. Hetz and his staff put me completely at ease. Dr. Hetz explained everything to me and did it well. You could feel his compassion and concern. He took me step by step through the process before and during the procedure. Other than the injections to prevent pain, I never felt anything, and I recovered quickly. Frankly, I never imagined that it would all go so well. I would recommend Dr. Hetz to anyone needing a root canal.

- Joe R

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Patient Review from Leanne T

Couldn’t be more impressed by the treatment that I received today. Dr. Simon explained the process step by step and answered all my questions. All staff members were friendly, personable and efficient. I am extremely impressed with the GentleWave technology used for my procedure. GentleWave was painless and rapid— less invasive than a deep dental cleaning. Truly a remarkable advance in endodontic treatment, both for dental health and patient comfort. Thank you, Dr. Simon and Advanced Endodontics.

- Leanne T

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Patient Review from Robin J

Dr. Ribera has performed three root canal treatments for me. He is meticulous, compassionate, and, I believe, the office is state of the art. He explains what he is doing, including what procedures/equipment he is using that are recent innovations. He understands the patient's anxiety and carefully explains what you are experiencing and any associated sensations. I have never experienced any pain under his care. He has a thorough command of my treatment history and communicates efficiently with associated professionals from whom I am getting treatment. In my opinion, he and his team are, simply put, the best!

- Robin J

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Patient Review from Daniel B

Wow! Where do I begin? Let me start off by saying if you are looking for a specialists to take care of any tooth pain or handle your root canal, if you happen to find Dr. Kim Menhinick, with Advanced Endodontic Associates, you will be in great shape and no need to look any further! She is AMAZING and I will explain exactly why! First off, I have had quite a few root canals with different Endodontists and I am very familiar with the various levels of discomfort that goes along with getting a root canal! For all of these reasons, whenever you mention getting a root canal, folks gasp and immediately say “I’m so sorry”. Well, let me go ahead and say that Dr. Kim Menhinick will put all those worries and concerns to rest immediately from the very first time you see her. My first consultation appointment with her was INCREDIBLE! She was very PATIENT - listening to all of my concerns, THOROUGH - examining every single tooth in the related area, KNOWLEDGEABLE- explaining every single step she was taking and why she was taking that step, SENSITIVE - ensuring that I was not under any discomfort, and finally KIND - letting me feel like I was the most important patient in the world! On the day of my root canal procedure, Kim again explained the entire process to me, made sure I was comfortable, numbed me up really good, and we were off to the races! She took the time to make sure I was protected with the runner guard around my tooth to ensure no bacteria made it into my mouth and explained to me the signs to make with my hand if I ever felt any discomfort at all (spoiler, I never did feel any pain whatsoever). Dr. Kim Menhinick has state of the art equipment that helped to ensure my tooth was cleaned out entirely and completed the procedure very quickly! She is so great and efficient that my jaw was not even tired when she finished as she allowed me to rest my jaw a couple times which really helped! During the entire procedure she thoroughly explained what she was doing and kept me up to speed with what she was seeing. Dr. Kim Menhinick is an AMAZING Endodontist and I will recommend that all of my friends and family go to this specialist. She made a life long patient out of me! Thank you again for your amazing work!

- Daniel B

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Patient Review from William G

Thanks for prompt, efficient service and for playing my choice of music.

- William G

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Patient Review from Donald W

Although "root canals" traditionally have a reputation for being a procedure that one would like to avoid if at all possible, my experience with Advanced Endodontics Associates was exactly the opposite! Dr. Michael Ribera was great: very professionally capable with very reassuring doctor/patient "people skills." He showed me and educated me about every step of the procedure and was more than willing to answer all of my many questions. All of the rest of the DC office's staff were equally great in their respective roles... from the pleasant/calming and efficient greeting at the front desk, to the assistance of the professional dental assistants, to the capable office staff assistance in arranging payment and future appointments. Thanks to all.

- Donald W

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Patient Review from Bela D

The staff was wonderful, Thank you. I especially liked that Dr Simon explained every part of the procedure as we went along. Very comforting. Overall, a very congenial experience.

- Bela D

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Patient Review from Stephen T

Dr Hetz told me throughout the procedure what he was doing and why that step of the procedure was important and how long it would take.

- Stephen T

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Patient Review from France V

I was impressed by the efficiency of the harmonious team work of the dentist and his assistant treating delicately my root canal.

- France V

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Patient Review from Michael W

First let me say the fear I had of ever needing another root canal. But, four days before my child's wedding which was out of the country. I was having dinner and out of blue the tooth next to my front tooth started to hurt when I "tapped" it. I knew I was in trouble. Since I am in the healthcare field, I had heard about the "GentleWave" procedure and Dr. Menhinick. I waited ten days to get back to the States by taking an antibiotic so I could see Dr. Menhinick. (YMMV) I knew how important it is to remove the nerve, remove the pulp and clean the tooth to avoid re-infection. I wanted to avoid a apicoectomy in the future or loose my tooth! Dr. Menhinick took the time to explain the procedure every step of the way. After it was over, I took an OTC pain pill. (Just in case of pain after the novocaine would wear off). I never followed up with another pain pill because I did not need too! I hope I never need her services again, but, I would recommend Dr. Menhinick if I did or if someone I knew needed a root canal.

- Michael W

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Patient Review from Richard C

We have been to the office numerous times. All have been a pleasure....with the exception of having to go at all! The dental assistants are kind and knowledgeable, the doctors are exceptional and the “front office” beyond description! Here’s to Margaret, Jaime and Alan for making our visits so pleasant.

- Richard C

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Patient Review from Ana M

Dr Hetz is an outstanding endodontist. He is a true professional and very nice. He is incredibly knowledgeable and explains everything he is doing in detail to make you feel so comfortable. I would not have been happier with my experience. The dental work I had done was shockingly painless. Everyone was super welcoming, genuine, professional, kind and caring. From arrival through departure, they were excellent and thoughtful in their approach and they offered a comprehensive overview of what needed to be done and why would need to be done in the future. The office is nice and inviting, and everything is state-of-the-art. I love their technology. Thanks for your expertise and hospitality!

- Ana M

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Patient Review from Michael T

The staff here are friendly and thorough. Dr. Assadipour walked me through her evaluation process and also provided explanations of the root canal treatment process throughout the treatment and very thoughtfully discussed what to expect for that tooth afterwards. It was clear that she was making her recommendations based on the best interest of the patient. She also took excellent care to ensure I was comfortable during the procedure. A root canal is no one's preferred way to spend an hour, and there are a lot of interesting instruments that fly past your eyes, but their demeanor and expertise with the procedure made for a good experience.

- Michael T

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