The Greater Endo Difference
At Greater Endodontics, our team provides the best Utah root canal treatments, dental implant treatments and diagnosis available. We also work with best in class cosmetic and restorative dentists, ensuring that all your dental needs will be superseded. Our combination of advanced technologies, training, diagnosis and specialized techniques allow us to treat our patents with unsurpassed care and comfort, all in a timely manner.
At Greater Endodontics, our team of Utah endodontists accurately diagnose tooth pain and perform everything from Utah root canal therapy to implants, restoration and laser dentistry. We rely on state of the art technology including lasers, microscopy, digital x-rays, CBCT, and intra-oral cameras for precise, predictable results in root canal treatment, dental implants, and improved diagnosis with each and every procedure.
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Meet The Team
Dr. Barrett completed his Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology at the University of Utah. He obtained his doctoral training from Boston University, (GDSM BU) School of Dental Medicine where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, received the Department of General Dentistry Excellence in Operative Dentistry Award and was nominated and inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon-Dentistry’s National Honor Society. Dr. Barrett completed his Endodontic residency at UCONN (University of Connecticut) where he specialized in root canal therapy, root canal re-treatment, apical microsurgery, endodontic regeneration and served as chief resident. Graduating with both his Endodontic Certificate as well as a Masters Degree in Dental Medicine. He is currently an active member of the American Association of Endodontics, American Dental Association, and the Utah Dental Association. Dr. Barrett’s hobbies include fitness, golfing, the great outdoors, college football, guitar and skiing. The joy of his life is his 2 year old daughter.
Dr. BrimleyDr. Brimley grew up in Cottonwood Heights, UT. He attended Brigham Young University where he graduated with honors in Finance with a minor in Chemistry. He was accepted into the Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia where he received a Doctorate of Medical Dentistry, MBA, and graduated as the class Vice President with several academic awards. After receiving his degrees, he attended the University of Utah for a one-year general practice residency program. Dr Brimley stayed in the Salt Lake Valley and practiced as a general dentist for 5 years before deciding his heart was in Endodontics. Dr. Brimley was accepted to the Detroit Mercy Endodontic residency program where he excelled in academic and clinical performance. He graduated in 2006 and moved back to Utah to pursue his dream of practicing Endodontics. Dr. Brimley is very passionate about Endodontics and is currenUy an attending doctor at the University of Utah GPR program where is he actively involved in pursuing the latest research and education. Dr. Brimley currently lives in South Jordan, UT with his wife Tricia and their 6 children. He loves spending time with his family, cooking, and riding his motorcycle.
Dr. BrockbankDr. Wells Brockbank graduated from Utah Valley University with a B.S. in Biology in 2009. He graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine, earning his D.M.D. in 2014. Dr. Brockbank served as a general dentist in the United States Air Force for 4 years. During his time in the military, Dr.Brockbank also completed a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency. Upon completion of his military service, Dr. Brockbank continued his dental education and completed the Endodontic Residency Program at Oregon Health and Science University. In his free time, Dr. Brockbank enjoys traveling, golfing, and spending time with his family.
Dr. CasperDr. Casper loves helping others as an endodontist by striving to provide the best care possible. He is dependable, genuine, personable, and gives his best effort at everything he undertakes. After graduating from Brigham Young University he obtained his doctoral degree with honors from Creighton University School of Dentistry, was distinguished with the Dean's Recognition Award for high scores on the National Board Dental Examinations, and further expanded his training through a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at Michael O'Callaghan Federal Hospital as he began active duty service for the United States Air Force. While serving the next four years in the United Kingdom and although a recent graduate, he was chosen for his exceptional clinical abilities as one of three from seventeen general dentists stationed there to relocate and provide more comprehensive dental care for active duty members at a satellite clinic. Dr. Casper was subsequently selected for a competitive position in the Air Force Endodontic Residency Program at Keesler Medical Center. Following specialty training he pioneered the opening of an endodontics department at a joint military base in New Jersey where he cared for members from all military branches in four states while mentoring and training ten general dentists in contemporary endodontic procedures. Following eleven years of active duty service Dr. Casper spent three years practicing in Minnesota prior to returning home to Utah to be near his family. Dr. Casper has presented multiple educational seminars for predoctoral students, dentists, physicians, and members of the community. He is a published author in the Journal of Endodontics and is a member of local and national dental and endodontic associations. His favorite hobby by far is spending time playing, traveling, serving, working, learning, and worshiping together with his family. The greatest achievements in his life are his marriage to his beloved wife and raising their magnificent children.
Dr. FacerDr. Facer earned his dental degree and specialty training from the University of Iowa, where he graduated with high distinction. He also received a bachelors degree in medical biology from the University of Utah. He has published in peer reviewed journals such as the Journal of Endodontics and the Journal of Dental Research. His research interests range from sealer coverage, bacteriophage therapy, roentgen therapy, and adult stem cells with an emphasis on bone biology and Dental Trauma. Dr. Facer has been passionate in his pursuit to find new and innovative ways of treating and curing dental caries, pulpal diseases, apical periodontitis and bone regeneration. Dr. Facer continues to teach locally and nationally and has actively maintained private practice since 2005. He is known for constantly bringing discovery and original and innovative ways to industries using novel technology to better treat patients and mentor colleagues. When Dr. Facer isn't too busy being a nerd, he enjoys spending time reading biographies and thrill seeking with his 5 kids (girl, boy, girl, boy, boy). He actively trains for spartan races, crucibles. He loves pilates, yoga and the outdoors. Dr Facer also speaks French and enjoys humanitarian service missions.
Dr. LeCheminantDr. LeCheminant completed his Bachelors of Science Degree in Nutritional Science at Brigham Young University and graduated Magna Cum Laude. He obtained his doctoral training from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Dentistry. Dr. LeCheminant received multiple awards, scholarships, and honors for academic achievement, leadership, research, and clinical excellence. He graduated Summa Cum Laude, first in his class, and was elected to Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national honor society of dentistry. Dr. LeCheminant completed his Endodontic residency at UCLA where he specialized in root canal therapy, root canal retreatment, and apical microsurgery for adults, adolescents, and children. He served on the Resident Expert Advisory Council for the American Association of Endodontics. Dr. LeCheminant is currently an active member of the American Association of Endodontics, American Dental Association, and the Utah Dental Association. Dr. LeCheminant has an affinity for teaching and enjoys leading continuing education courses for general dentists and mentoring dental students. He loves playing the guitar, golfing, skiing, hiking, camping, and spending time with his family.
Dr. MadsenDr. Madsen earned his dental degree and specialty training from the University of Iowa and is recognized as one of the most highly rated doctors in the United States. When Dr. Madsen isn't saving teeth, he enjoys spending time with his family, as well as hunting, fishing, anything in the great outdoors. More complete bio coming soon!
Frequently Asked Questions at Greater Endodontics
The expert team at Greater Endodontics are specialists in saving teeth. Learn more about what sets us apart, our premium servies and how we can help keep your smile looking its best. Contact us today to set an appointment or to answer any further questions!
To save your tooth, it is essential to contact an endodontist immediately. The long-term health of an injured tooth, including if it can be salvaged, depends on when dental trauma occurred, how the tooth was cared for between injury and treatment, and your body’s response. An avulsed (or knocked out) tooth is one of the most difficult to treat and must be cared for properly if it is going to be saved.
An endodontist can perform root canals, retreatment, dental surgery, dental trauma procedures, and implants. Greater Endodontics offers all these services. In most cases, an injured tooth may need a root canal. Root canals are best done by an endodontist who can treat a variety of dental injuries. An endodontist can perform a variety of other procedures, as well, including implants, restoration and more.
Teeth can usually be saved by an endodontist. Emergency surgery increases the likelihood of saving the tooth. Whether your tooth has been chipped, cracked or knocked out, an endodontist determines the best treatment to save your tooth. An infected tooth can also be lost without proper treatment. If you are experiencing any pain, you should contact an endodontist to look at your tooth and determine if treatment is necessary. However, endodontists are usually contacted for emergency dental issues such as a chipped, fractured, avulsed, or infected tooth. Timely treatment is the key to saving your tooth.
Typically, you should not eat or drink (except water) for several hours following a root canal or other dental surgery. Do not eat foods that are tough to chew following a root canal. Tough meats, nuts and other hard to chew foods should be avoided.
Stick to a bland and soft diet while your teeth heal. Any food that can increase food sensitivity, such as extremely hot or cold foods, are best to avoid until your root canal is fully healed.
Yes, you can go straight to an endodontist! You do not need a referral from a dentist to get dental treatment, however, our endodontists will collaborate with your dentist if needed.
If you think that you have an impacted or injured tooth, we encourage you to seek emergency help from an endodontist to increase the chances of saving your tooth.
Endodontists have an additional two to three years of training after dental school to meet additional requirements. The average endodontist completes 25 root canals a week, which is much higher than a general dentist.
Endodontists don’t fill or clean teeth, all of their time is dedicated to diagnosing and treating tooth pain. They isolate the tooth during surgery and use advanced technology, such as dental operating microscopes, to make the procedure as successful as possible.
An endodontist will not only make a root canal more comfortable during the procedure, but can reduce inflammation and the risk of potential infection after treatment.
The average cost of a root canal varies by specialist. The price can also depend on your location, how difficult the procedure is, and what sort of technology is used. A crown or X-ray is an additional cost.
Yes, an endodontist is the most qualified professional to perform a root canal. They can implement technology and pain management that is not available with a general dentist. In addition, dentists will refer you to an endodontist if your root canal is too difficult.
You will have the best peace of mind if you go straight to the endodontist, because they have the qualifications to treat any dental emergency.
It is normal for a root canal to hurt for a few days after treatment. Severe lingering pain can be a sign that your root canal treatment failed. While some swelling can also be expected, more severe swelling or swelling that lasts beyond a few days is not normal.
If you catch a failed retreatment early, an endodontist can perform another surgery to rebuild the area and save the tooth.
A root canal retreatment can take one to two weeks to heal. Proper aftercare is important to keep healing time to a minimum. Avoid foods that are too hot, cold, or spicy. During the healing process, you should expect some pain and swelling, but anything beyond a week or two is cause to contact your endodontist.
If an original crown meant to protect the tooth actually causes bacteria to form in the mouth, it can lead to an infected root canal. An improperly sealed root canal can also cause infection. Excessive swelling, pain or bleeding are causes for concern.
An endodontist is the only specialist who is able to treat an infected root canal, as proper treatment is essential to save the tooth. If infection spreads, it can lead to periodontal disease and further damage.
An endodontist can perform a second root canal to strengthen the areas around the pulp. They will clean the infected area and ensure there is no remaining root for the tooth. The main canal must be cleaned and filled, as well as properly sealed.
Accessory canals that branch off the main canal must be treated. It is likely that a failed root canal was caused by leftover debris from the first procedure, or improper cleaning and sealing led to bacteria growth. An endodontist can ensure that a retreated root canal is managed properly to avoid tooth loss.
If you get an infection after a root canal, you should call an endodontist as soon as possible. Emergency surgery is the best chance of treating infection and preventing tooth loss. Our endodontists can prescribe pain management and have the knowledge necessary to perform surgery on an infected root.
You can save a tooth that has been knocked out if it is treated properly and in time. To manage a knocked out tooth, you must reinsert it into the socket without touching the nerve of the tooth. You can also preserve it in milk to avoid drying out. Reattachment can occur if an endodontist is contacted in time.
A tooth can be saved for up to an hour if stored properly, but the sooner it can be treated, the better the outcome will be.
Yes, an endodontist can reimplant an avulsed tooth if it is treated within the appropriate time frame. Reimplants require surgery and depend upon factors such as length of time the tooth was knocked out and the degree of apical root formation (how much of the root is left). The best chance of success is if reimplantation can occur in less than two weeks, and there is a closed apex.
Saving a traumatized tooth depends on many factors. The urgency with which the tooth is treated makes all the difference in whether it can be saved or not. Some emergency dental procedures such as chips are easier to treat than trauma like fractures or avulsions. With an avulsed tooth, you must preserve it in a biologic liquid or milk to keep it from drying out. A fracture can widen if left untreated. In all cases, contact an endodontist as soon as possible for the best chance of saving a traumatized tooth. Our 24-hour emergency services make us a leader in saving traumatized teeth.
Our endodontists at Greater Endodontics are certified in anxiolytics dentistry, or dental procedures for anxious patients. Endodontists can refer you to a doctor who prescribes medication for anxiety treatment prior to or following a procedure. They can also offer a variety of sedation methods, including options where you can be awake, if being unconscious during a procedure causes anxiety.
Anxiolytics procedures give us the option of treating patients who avoid needed surgeries.
The Gentle Wave Procedure is an alternative to a traditional root canal offered at Greater Endodontics. It is a one-step, minimally invasive procedure designed for patients who have anxiety about traditional root canals.
The Gentle Wave procedure allows for a faster healing time and drill-free surgery.
No, the Gentle Wave procedure is not painful. It is designed to be drill free and use less incisions than a typical root canal. We use this procedure whenever possible. It is a great alternative for patients who are anxious or those who just want to use a more advanced technology.