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

Endodontics Hands On

November 13 - 16, 2024

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,...

What Customer says about John West

John West endodontics hands on

This course has definitely increased my confidence in taking more difficult endodontic treatment.

Xuyu Zhang
General Practitioner, Foster City, CA
endodontic diagnosis

Highly recommend this Endo course to any dentist. John and Jordan are very encouraging, thorough, and determined. They make sure you get what you wanted from this course, which can be applied to the next day in your practice. The course was highly well organized, and IDEA treated us like the most important guests in the world.

Myochul Kwon
General Practitioner, Wilmington, DE

This course provided me with the confidence to begin performing endodontic procedures, after 4 years of doing NO ENDO!. I am excited about dentistry again!

Stephanie Hoyos
General Practitioner, Fairfax Station, VA
endodontic access glidepath

John and Jordan are master teachers. They do a great job of simplifying the difficulty. I wish I would have taken this course right after dental school. If you want to do endodontics, take this course.

Ryan Olson
General Practitioner, Meridian, ID
root canal endo course

Excellent, inspiring instructors. Really helped me unlearn the old school way of doing Endo and learn the efficient, effective way with consistency.

Tong Liu
General Practitioner, Berkeley, CA

Really appreciate the ease it was to speak with the Endo "Kings". Coming to IDEA has given a renewed confidence moving forward in dentistry.

Mira Perkovic
General Practitioner, Prince George, BC, Canada
Endodontics hands on course John West

IDEA and Dr. Jordan and John West went above and beyond with the mini residency. I was fearful in attempting my molar endo, now, I feel competent and confident to take them on.

Rachit Patel
General Practitioner, Orange Park, FL
Root Canal Treatment

On day one we all set a personal goal of what we want to be. Mine was cleaning and shaping to working length, something I've struggled with. I feel now confident and cannot wait to apply what I have learned from the Endo legends John and Jordan West. All the IDEA staff were so supportive.

Zena Jandali
General Practitioner, Moraga, CA

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