Gentle Root Canal Therapy Providing Philadelphia Relief from Pain

Do You Need Emergency Care? Don't Wait for Treatment

Contact us now if you are experiencing dental pain. We are open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We will do everything possible to provide an emergency appointment for timely root canal therapy or other endodontic treatment within 24 hours of your call.


Painless Endodontics

At Associated Endodontists, P.C., our dentists specialize exclusively in root canals, endodontic retreatment, and surgery to patients in the greater Philadelphia, PA, area. We use the latest state-of-the-art dental equipment, including endodontic microscopes and digital x-rays. We accept most insurances, offer affordable prices, and convenient payment options.

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Why Visit an Endodontist?

Extensive Dental Training

Endodontists complete an additional two to three years of training after graduating from dental school. Of all dentists, fewer than three percent are endodontists.

Saving Natural Teeth

A damaged or diseased tooth can be saved with the help of endodontic care. Our endodontists can help you avoid the need for tooth extraction.

Pain-Free Treatment

Endodontists are trained in advanced, specialized techniques to manage discomfort. Our dentists pride themselves in providing patients with painless treatment.

When Do I Need to See an Endodontist?

Our Philadelphia, PA, dentist practice focuses exclusively on treating the tooth pulp (nerves) and the surrounding tissues of teeth that are diseased, infected, or damaged, in order to prevent tooth loss. Endodontic treatment eliminates painful infection and restores and strengthens the root of the tooth. Our endodontic doctors also perform elective procedures to assist your general dentist in optimal crown and bridge preparation.

The treatments we offer include: 

"This Place Is Fantastic"


Kelsey Reyes


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This place is fantastic. Everyone was so kind and polite, I got in quickly, and I could have slept through my root canal they did such a good job numbing me and keeping me comfortable. I hope I don’t have any more teeth troubles, but if I do, I’ll come here.

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Kia Burnett


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Today was my 2nd time going to Dr. Hodges. The procedure went very well. He made sure I was comfortable and numb. I’ll recommend him to anyone

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Meet Our Friendly Doctors Eric Hodges, DMD

Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Dr. Eric Hodges played professional football in the NFL before deciding to further his education. Graduating magna cum laude from Temple University School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Hodges continued his education at Temple, earning his specialty in endodontics. Dr. Hodges has been a practicing endodontist in the Philadelphia, PA, area for over 20 years.

Dr. Eric Hodges, our Root Canal Specialist
Dr. Eric Hodges

Joanna Ku, DMD

Dr. Ku was born and raised in Los Angeles. She received her undergraduate degree in psychobiology from the University of Southern California before attending Harvard University for dental school. After receiving her DMD from Harvard, Dr. Ku completed her post-graduate endodontic training from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ku is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.

As a clinician, her goal is to provide the most comfortable and comprehensive treatment to her patients using the most up-to-date and relevant technology. She has been with Dr. Hodges and his practice since 2010.

Dr. Joanna Ku
Dr. Joanna Ku

Do I Need a Root Canal?

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If you are experiencing a toothache or tooth pain, it's possible that you will need a root canal. When decay reaches the inner tissue, the infection causes a range of painful symptoms. By removing the pulp of an infected tooth, our Philadelphia, PA, endodontic dental specialists can eliminate the infection. Furthermore, a root canal can provide relief from pain and preserve the exterior tooth structure, eliminating the need for extraction and more costly dental procedures.

Our goal is to ensure that you feel at ease the moment you enter the office. Our staff is friendly and caring and will answer any questions you may have regarding your appointment. We strive to provide our patients with the best quality dental care in a warm, friendly environment. Success and a healthy prognosis are our top priorities.

Pain-Free Endodontic Therapy

We like to say that we are allergic to pain at Associated Endodontists, P.C.! The modern techniques and materials that we use are designed to offer quick, pain-free treatment in just one visit. The doctors and staff will talk you through every step of the procedure to alleviate any fears or apprehensions. You are in good hands at our office and we will do our utmost to keep you relaxed and informed during your procedure. We invite you to contact Associated Endodontists, P.C. today.

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Enjoy pain-free endodontic therapy!

What to Expect During Your First Visit  

We're excited to welcome you to our Philadelphia-area practice. Whether you come to us for help with a dental emergency or for specialized endodontic treatment, our dentists and staff will provide you with excellent, attentive care every step of the way. Here's what to expect on the day of your visit:

Getting to Know Your Dental History

You'll fill out some paperwork to help us understand your dental health history and how we can help you during your appointment.


A member of our team will most likely take x-rays for a thorough look at your teeth and gums. This will give us a better idea of your needs.

Meet With Your Endodontist

Dr. Hodges, Dr. Ku, or Dr. Berenji will meet with you to go over your case in detail and determine which type of treatment you need.

Awards and Affiliations

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"The entire staff was professional."


Trina Allen


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I was so relaxed that I actually started falling asleep during the root canal! He keeps you informed throughout the process and the chair is a massaging chair. Lovely, safe atmosphere and the entire staff was professional.

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You don’t want to have to get a root canal, but if you do, this is the best endo Doctor in the state of PA. Personable, puts you at ease, addresses any concerns, explains what he’s doing. Dental techs are at the ready and knowledgeable of what’s needed when. Eve! Front desk staff is great. Office atmosphere is one of calm.

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Dr. Eric Hodges

Associated Endodontists, P.C.

Our caring doctors and compassionate staff provide the finest, pain-free results in a comfortable, relaxed environment. Our team of endodontists are affiliated with a number of professional associations including:

  • American Association of Endodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • National Dental Association

Schedule a visit to our Philadelphia, PA, endodontist office today. Contact us online or or call (215) 477-8941.

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