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


November 9 - 12, 2022

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 ...

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March 9 - 12, 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

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- Endodontic hands-on course

The entire course even before my arrival was impressive, and beyond my expectations. Communication prior to arrival, the team at IDEA were very organized, genuine and showed they cared about advancing my skills. The knowledge shared by Drs. John and Jordan, were invaluable and will forever change my attitude towards endodontics

Keith Mahipala
General Practitioner, Parkersburg, IA
Endodontic hands-on course - John West

I had not performed a root canal since leaving dental school 8 years ago, and this course was exactly what I had been seeking to help me return to performing them with confidence. The lecture and hands-on practice provided very clear and realistic approaches to build on past experience. I only would have benefited by taking the course sooner.

James Peterson
General Practitioner, Springfield, IL
Endo course - Hands-on - Small group

This course has set the bar very high for my future CE courses. The quality (but simplicity) of information delivered and then having plenty of opportunities to carry it out in the lab was great. Completely exceeded my expectations. I'm looking forward to returning to work and implementing what I learned!

Aiko Kondo
General Practitioner, Fresno, CA
Hands-on endo course John West

I sincerely feel this is the best continuing education course I have been to since my AGGD training. This was so much more than just an “exposure” course to endo. I was taught techniques and then given time to practice them in a way I have not experienced before. John and Jordan West were amazing. I feel much more confident and excited for the endo procedure I have scheduled on Monday

Steven Bruderer
General Practitioner, Toole, UT
IDEA - Continuing dental education

WOW! What an incredible course on Endodontics! This has been a real culmination in my Endodontic career - now to really have learned proper endo techniques and fully feel confident to do it Monday morning! Both Drs. John and Jordan West are truly the best in their field - and really teach it well. Thank you.

Winston Wing
General Practitioner, Peace River, AB, Canada

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