Endodontic Associates of Iowa:
Serving all of Southeastern Iowa.
Endodontic Associates would like to announce the addition of Dr. Diana Choi to our wonderful staff of Endodontists. Dr. Choi is a Cedar Rapids native and has been serving in the US Army for the past 8yrs. Diana brings a wealth of information and experience to our practice as we strive to take care of all of our patients’ needs.
We are proud to say that we have 3 Veterans on staff, with Dr. Stu Cobb having served in the US Navy, Dr. Diana Choi having served in the US Army and Dr. Thad Chamberlain having served in the US Air Force for 24 years. We are excited to welcome Dr. Diana Choi to our exceptional team of Endodontic Specialists.
Endodontic Associates was established in 1980 and is one of the most well respected and longest running practices in the country. We’ve secured this reputation by the quality of work we provide and the quality of endodontists we have on staff. With over 60 yrs of combined endodontic experience you can be assured our endodontists are capable of handling all of your endodontic needs with precision and compassion while employing the latest technology and modern techniques in order to provide our patients with the absolute best in patient care.
Thank you for your interest in Endodontic Associates of Iowa. We are specialist members of the American Association of Endodontists. We look forward to being of service to you. Our expert team, led by respected endodontic specialist Drs. Hansen, Cobb, Vela, Choi, Chamberlain and Maktabi includes an experienced endodontic staff. We provide the highest standard of professional care in a friendly, comfortable environment showcasing the highest quality service and latest advancements in endodontic treatment.
By referring you to our office, your dentist has shown their concern that you receive the finest endodontic care possible. Our goal is to provide unsurpassed quality in a compassionate environment of professionalism and clinical excellence. We hope to exceed your expectations.
We hope that the information provided here answers many of your questions about endodontic treatment. If you would like additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Endodontic Associates of Iowa City Phone Number 319-351-6622, or Toll-free at 800-860-4972.
Patient Review It was a nice surprise to be able to get my root canal done on the same day as the evaluation. Also, I love the new technology Dr. Cobb is using! it made the procedure go by fast (and probably is easier for him, too :). Thanks for providing the fish video; it's […]
Patient Review I was very nervous about a root canal, but I had no pain at all! The Dr was excellent and I highly recommend them.- Julie L 5 out of 5 stars by Julie L on 06/05/2019
Patient Review Simply amazed with the exceptional professionalism...friendliness & caring of the Doctor & Assistant!!! AMAZING experience - Brenda S 5 out of 5 stars by Brenda S on 05/21/2019
Patient Review I was relieved and happy to find myself in a warm, kind, friendly place with highly skilled providers.- Kathy S 5 out of 5 stars by Kathy S on 05/20/2019
Patient Review You often hear jokes and about root canals, comparing them to very unpleasant experiences. Dr. Chamberlain and his staff made that analogy inappropriate. From start to finish, you sensed Dr. Chamberlain's pursuit of excellence.- Michael M 5 out of 5 stars by Michael M on 05/16/2019
Patient Review The doctor and staff was amazing! Felt so much better after my appointment!!- Dee C 5 out of 5 stars by Dee C on 05/09/2019
Patient Review Excellent service and care!- Lucinda M 5 out of 5 stars by Lucinda M on 05/06/2019
Patient Review Beautiful office. Great staff!!! Would highly recommend!!- Jessica H 5 out of 5 stars by Jessica H on 05/01/2019
Patient Review Did a great, pain free job during a root canal, after the numbness wore off I felt NO pain whatsoever, which astonished me. Very nice people too and quite fun to deal with (despite needing a root canal). Can't say enough good things about Dr. Choi and her associate (whose name I forget […]
Patient Review I was so comfortable that I almost fell asleep during the procedure. Dr Choi and her assistant were both amazing!- Sam M 5 out of 5 stars by Sam M on 04/19/2019
Endodontic Therapy (Root Canal)
A root canal is a non surgical procedure allowing you to save your natural teeth, preventing the need for artificial tooth replacement such as dental implants for bridges. It is one of the most common dental procedures with well over 14 million performed every year. A root canal is needed when the pulp, a collection of nerves and blood vessels at the center of the tooth, becomes inflamed or infected. When this occurs it can be very painful and may present as sensitivity to hot or cold foods or beverages or in the cases of infection swelling and severe pain. As Endodontic Specialists, Drs. Hansen, Cobb and Vela have undergone extensive training in order to alleviate your symptoms and provide the proper treatment needed for a fast recovery with a great long term prognosis. For more information on root canal treatment at one of our Iowa endodontic offices, please visit our root canal page.
Endodontic Surgery (Apicoectomy)
Generally, a root canal is all that is necessary to save teeth with injured or necrotic pulp from extraction, however occasionally this will not be sufficient to heal the tooth and your Endodontist may recommend a surgery referred to as an apicoectomy. This minor surgery if recommended, will allow for prevention of replacement of your natural teeth and allow you to save your teeth and your smile. The Endodontic (root canal) surgery can be used to locate fractures or hidden canals that do not appear on x-rays but still manifest pain in the tooth. Damaged root surfaces or the surrounding bone may also be treated with this procedure. The most common surgery used to save damaged teeth is an apicoectomy or root-end resection. For more information on root canal surgery at our Iowa endodontic offices, please visit our root canal surgery page.
To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic therapy, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canals are discussed.