john west endodontics

John West

D.D.S., M.S.D.
Visiting From Tacoma, WA

As the founder and director of the Center for Endodontics, Dr. West continues to be recognized as one of the premier educators in clinical and interdisciplinary endodontics.

John West received his DDS from the University of Washington in 1971 where he is an Affiliate Associate Professor. He then received his MSD in endodontics at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 1975 where he is a clinical instructor and has been awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award.

Dr. West has presented more than 400 days of continuing education in North America, South America, and Europe while maintaining a private practice in Tacoma, Washington.

He coauthored Obturation of the Radicular Space with Dr. John Ingle in Ingle’s 1994 and 2002 editions of Endodontics and was senior author of Cleaning and Shaping the Root Canal System in Cohen and Burns 1994 and 1998 Pathways of the Pulp. He has authored Endodontic Predictability in Dr. Michael Cohen’s 2008 Quintessence text Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning: Principles, Design, Implementation as well as Michael Cohen’s 2011 Quintessence text Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning Volume II: Comprehensive Case Studies.

Dr. West’s memberships include: 2009 president and fellow of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and 2010 president of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry, the Northwest Network for Dental Excellence, and The International College of Dentists.

He is a 2010 consultant for the ADA’s prestigious ADA Board of Trustees where he serves as a consultant to the ADA Council on Dental Practice. Dr. West further serves on the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine’s Boston University Alumni Board. He is a Thought Leader for Kodak Digital Dental Systems and serves on the editorial advisory boards for: The Journal of Advanced Esthetics and Interdisciplinary Dentistry, The Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry, and The Journal of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry.

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Actual Courses of John West


May 31 - June 3, 2023

4-Day Endodontics hands on course. This class changes the endodontics of dental practices. Endodontic skill sets enable you to Find, Follow, and Finish canals in anterior teeth, premolars and molars. You will discover newfound confidence, consistency, and control in all the endodontic patients that you choose to treat. Experience your Endodontic Excellence ...

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November 8 - 11, 2023

4-Day Endodontics hands on course. This class changes the endodontics of dental practices. Endodontic skill sets enable you to Find, Follow, and Finish every root canal system that your patients present. You will not only know how to "Do It" but also how to "ENJOY IT". Once you leave here, you will be able to treat any endodontic patient that comes your way...

What Customer says about John West

mini-residency endodontics

Every time I come here, I leave as a better dentist. You get your ROI within the first 6 hours. John, Jordan and Staff were so helpful during the course. It was as if I was the only person in class. The individual attention is incredible. All the staff at IDEA from top to bottom wants you to succeed. Everyone treats you as family.

John French Jr.
General Practitioner, Sag Harbor, NY
Best endodontic course - John West - IDEA

John and Jordan are fantastic educators. Within the first few hours I knew that the techniques I was being taught would immediately benefit me, my practice, and my patients. It was an excellent investment and I expect it to pay off starting on Monday!

Soren Michaelsen
General Practitioner, Catoosa, OK
john west endodontics course

Drs. John and Jordan West and their team provided an exceptionally approachable, applicable and fun endodontic experience. I learned more in 4 days here than I did in 4 years in dental school.

General Practitioner, Mundelein, IL
General Practitioner, Parkersburg, IA
Endodontic hands-on course - John West

"Getting through that distobuccal canal was the greatest moment of my life" was a direct quote from me during the course, and I was only half-joking. The instructor team and the entire IDEA staff made this a truly career-changing, life-changing experience. I cannot say thank you enough!!

Elizabeth Ponder
General Practitioner, New Orleans, LA
Endo course - Hands-on - Small group

This was hands down the best continuing education course I have ever attended. No other course pays this much attention to "YOUR" individual goals and needs. Thank you, Drs. John and Jordan West. I will forever be grateful for you!

James Varner
General Practitioner, Rogers, AR
endodontics courses

This course did exceed my expectations. I would like to say thank you to John & Jordan for everything you taught me. I got what I came for.

Tsung-Lin Lee
Endodontist, Tainan, Taiwan
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