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.
Associated Endodontists, P.C.
Offers Painless Dentistry
At Associated Endodontists, P.C., our dentists specialize exclusively in root canals, endodontic retreatment, and surgery to patients in the Philadelphia, PA, area. We use the latest state-of-the-art dental equipment, including endodontic microscopes and digital X-rays. We accept most insurances, and offer affordable prices and convenient payment options.
Why Visit Our Endodontists?
Extensive Dental Training
Endodontists complete an additional 2-3 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.
Endodontists are trained in advanced, specialized techniques to manage discomfort. Our dentists pride themselves on providing patients with painless treatment.
Do You Need an Endodontist? Contact Our Bala Cynwyd Office Today
Our dental office serving Philadelphia, PA, focuses exclusively on treating the tooth pulp (nerves) and the surrounding tissues of teeth that are diseased, infected, or damaged to prevent tooth loss. Endodontic treatment eliminates painful infections, restores the tooth, 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.
If you need endodontic treatment, request a consultation with one of our dentists by calling our Bala Cynwyd office:
Receive Comfortable Care "The procedure was totally painless!"
Amazing, way better than a normal dentist! I don’t leave reviews very often so they really did a good job for me to write this!View on Google
Dr Hodges and his assistant Tianna are absolutely amazing...I had an infection and in need of root canal , everything was explained to me in detail and I was at ease and the procedure was totally painless !View on Google
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.
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 since 1996.
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 at 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.
Awards and Affiliations
Do I Need a Root Canal?
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.
What to Expect During 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 or Dr. Ku will meet with you to go over your case in detail and determine which type of treatment you need.
Making Endodontic Care Affordable
Associated Endodontists, P.C. accepts most insurances and will even contact your provider prior to your procedure to verify your benefits. After your appointment, you will only have to pay your copay and deductible as our staff files your claim. If you have out-of-pocket expenses, we accept third-party financing and can discuss your needs.
We Are Patient and Polite "An exceptional experience."
Dr. Ku was wonderful from her patient bed side manner and caring demeanor I could not have asked from more. And the professional friendly staff made my visit an exceptional experience.View on Google
Dr. Hodges and his team did a great job! They were very polite (to me and each other), and Dr. Hodges did a great job explaining my dental stuff to me. They also squeezed me in for an emergency follow up when my crown popped off which was super appreciated!View on Google