Root Canal Specialists - Joel Brian Chasen DMD, Andrea Gentile-Fiori DDS, Joshua Dembsky DMD

Providing excellence in endodontic care (root canals) in Meriden and Stratford, Connecticut.

Serving central and southern Connecticut - Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Berlin, Bethany, Branford, Bridgeport, Bristol, Cheshire, Cromwell, Danbury, Derby, Durham, East Haven, Easton, Fairfield, Hamden, Meriden, Middlefield, Middletown, Milford, Monroe, Naugatuck, New Haven, Newtown, North Branford, North Haven, Norwalk, Orange, Oxford, Plainville, Prospect, Rocky Hill, Seymour, Shelton, Southington, Stratford, Trumbull, Wallingford, Waterbury, West Haven, Weston, Westport, Wolcott, Woodbridge  and more.

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Combating Misinformation about Root Canals:

Safe Root Canal Treatment - RootCanalTruth.com is a very well written and informative website that helps debunk much of the misinformation commonly spread about root canals via social media and other online sources.

Dental Organizations:

American Association of Endodontists (AAE)

American Dental Association (ADA Online)     JC

Connecticut Association of Endodontists (CAE)

Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA)

Schilder Institute for the Advancement of Endodontics (SIAE)

Useful Documents and Guidelines Provided by the AAE:

Root Canal Treatment Options for the Compromised Tooth

Treatment options for the Compromised Tooth:
A Decision Guide
(PDF File, 3 MB)

A useful guide to assess all possible endodontic treatment options before recommending extraction of the natural tooth. Full-color guide includes more than 100 images demonstrating successful endodontic treatment in difficult clinical situations.


AAE Case Difficulty Assessment Form and Guidelines (PDF File, 411KB) - helps a practitioner to assign levels of difficulty to a particular case by assessing risk factors that may affect the outcome of treatment. The form may also be used to assist with referral decision making and record keeping.

Root Canal Safety Fact Sheet (PDF File, 65 KB) – explains the history of focal infection theory and research showing that there is no valid, scientific evidence linking endodontically treated teeth and systemic disease.

Root Canal Safety Talking Points (PDF File, 248 KB – to help address questions from patients about the safety of endodontic treatment.

Myths About Root Canals (Web Page) – patient-focused information explaining the safety and effectiveness of root canal treatment.

Tooth Saving Tips (PDF File, 76 KB) - patient-focused resource explaining why saving a tooth is the preferred choice for optimal health.

Dental Dams (PDF File, 83 KB) - position statement on the use of dental dam for non-surgical endodontic treatment.

Use of Microscopes and Other Magnification Techniques (PDF File, 110 KB) - position statement on the use of microscopes in endodontic treatment.

Management of Dental Trauma:

The Dental Trauma Guide - dentaltraumaguide.org is the most comprehensive yet easy to use resource for information about dental trauma. It contains information on the etiology, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis for every known type of dental trauma. This information is presented in a convenient format that gives you quick access to the information you need.

CareCredit Profiles:

Meriden Office

Stratford Office

Connecticut Association of Endodontists:

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MouthHealthy.org Profiles:

Andrea Gentile-Fiori, DDS

Joel B. Chasen, DMD

Joshua Dembsky, DMD

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