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 3 - 6, 2021

This four-day hands on course in endodontics is a must for those practitioners who wish to take their endodontic understanding and technique to the highest level. John and Jordan West, are masters of endodontics and the application of new technologies to bring a dentists skills to new levels

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What Customer says about John West


Dr. John West and Dr. Jordan West are amazing instructors. They tailor the course to what you most desire to learn. They are patient and answer all your questions. I feel motivated, empowered, and excited to be doing root canals in the practice where I work. Thank you to them and to the entire IDEA team!

Hallah Asadapour
General Practitioner, Wilmington, DE

In my 34 years of practice this course rates up in the top for sure. I came very hesitant to treat molar endo and am leaving with this confidence to perform endodontics on molars. Thank you John and Bob for putting on a terrific course.

George Davis, Jr.
General Practitioner, Las Vegas, NV

John West is the consummate educator: passionate, knowledgeable but most importantly he has the ability to distil and impart his immense knowledge. By the most useful endodontic course I have ever taken and has now set me up for even greater clinical success. Thank you John

Craig Newman
General Practitioner, Merimbula, Australia

This is the best decision I've made in my professional career. Drs. John and Jordan were fabulous. They took time to answer all my questions. I wish I had taken this course earlier. I feel confident to go back and do endodontics definitely better than I ever did. Thank you to IDEA and its staff for making this possible. It truly was a wonderful experience

Annie Thomas
General Practitioner, Mississauga, Canada

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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