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 I was in such massive pain and when I called and I never thought I get a same day appointment. They made it so easy and had it done so fast it was unbelievable. I can't thank all the staff enough.- CARRIE W 5 out of 5 stars by CARRIE W on 11/01/2018
Patient Review Great experience- Tim S 5 out of 5 stars by Tim S on 10/17/2018
Patient Review Very pleasant visit. Dr was patient and knowledgeable. No discomfort during or after. Overall fantastic visit.- April F 5 out of 5 stars by April F on 10/02/2018
Patient Review Best dental experience of my life!- Gregg D 5 out of 5 stars by Gregg D on 09/21/2018
Patient Review Dr. Cobb did a great job with my root canal. I truly had no pain during the procedure. Even the injection of local anesthetic was painless because he applied topical anesthetic before injecting. I expected to have at least moderate discomfort but literally had NONE. I've never seen an endodontist before, but if […]
Patient Review pain free throughout the procedure and got in as an emergency the same day. Thanks.- Daniel P 5 out of 5 stars by Daniel P on 08/21/2018
Patient Review This was my first time needing a root canal and I could not ask for a better team to help me through it. From desk staff to dental assistants to the doctor herself, I felt genuinely cared for throughout my procedure. Of course, I hope I never need another root canal, but if […]
Patient Review The staff was very helpful and was excellent in patient care! The overall expierence was amazinga- Martha G 5 out of 5 stars by Martha G on 07/18/2018
Patient Review A very scary, painful and much needed experience was made bearable and easy in your office! Dr.Vela is very knowledgable, caring and good at his job. He and His assistant(I'm sorry I don't remember her name) took very good care of me, kept me informed of my progress and kept me calm. I […]
Patient Review i was told by my dentist to go here for a root canal and then when i arrived there seemed to be confusion on a consultation or root canal. I so appreciated the fact that they were able to get me in right away. i feel great today and so appreciate everything- Ann […]
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.