Endodontists in Philadelphia Meet Our Doctors
At Associated Endodontists, P.C., our caring doctors and compassionate staff provide superb, pain-free results in a comfortable, relaxed environment. Our doctors continued their education after dental school to become specialists in the field of Endodontics. They perform root canals, root canal retreatment, and endodontic surgery exclusively at our practice in Philadelphia.
Dr. Eric Hodges
Dr. Eric Hodges was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. He matriculated through Masterman Laboratory and graduated from Central High School. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Florida and was a starting wide receiver for the Gators football team. He enjoyed a stint in the NFL with several teams, while finishing with the Kansas City Chiefs. Deciding to further his education, Dr. Hodges graduated magna cum laude from Temple University School of Dental Medicine and continued at Temple to earn his specialty in Endodontics.
He earned the special honor of the Louis I. Grossman Award while in his residency, as the top resident in the program. He has been a practicing endodontist in the Philadelphia area for over 15 years and is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Endodontists, and the National Dental Association. A native Philadelphian, Dr. Hodges is dedicated to the community through his church and civic organizations. He and his wife have three children and enjoy skiing and golfing on the weekends.
Dr. Joanna Ku
Dr. Joanna Ku was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California, with a Major in Psychobiology. In addition to the science courses required for her major, she also enjoyed sculpting classes through the fine arts department, and also took classes at Santa Monica College for auto mechanics. The combination of science, art and engineering eventually put her on the path to dentistry. Dr. Ku received her dental degree from Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She conducted her thesis research on early childhood caries in Shanghai, China, and was awarded the Harvard University Dr. Grace Milliken Award for most outstanding thesis in the area of clinical dentistry.
She went on to attend the University of Pennsylvania for her post-graduate training in Endodontics, and received the Louis I. Grossman award for outstanding proficiency in a graduate program. Her research interests included bisphosphonates and osteonecrosis of the jaw, and cleaning and shaping the apical third of root canals.
Dr. Ku is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Association of Endodontists. She is also a member of the American Dental Association and the Pennsylvania Dental Association. Dr. Ku has been with Dr. Eric Hodges at Associated Endodontists since 2010. Her favorite part of clinical practice is meeting new patients and addressing their needs in a warm and comfortable setting.
When she isn't practicing, Dr. Ku enjoys traveling, exploring new restaurants and spending time with her husband, a dentist himself in Philadelphia, and their two children
Dr. Homayon Berenji
Having graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry in 2006, Dr. Berenji was a practicing general dentist for ten years. After engaging in multiple disciplines of dentistry, he developed a passion for endodontics. Dr. Berenji subsequently returned to the University of Pennsylvania and received his Specialty Certificate in Endodontics & Microsurgery in 2016. He then served as a faculty member of the University of Pennsylvania Department of Endodontics. Dr. Berenji is extremely skilled in root canal therapy and particularly proficient in surgical endodontic therapies as well. He is well-versed in and will be using all of our state-of-the-art techniques and equipment including microscopes, Gentle Wave, and CBCT.
Dr. Berenji is a Diplomate of the American Association of Endodontics and an active member of the American Association of Endodontics and American Dental Association. He has presented lectures at the American Association of Endodontist annual meetings on topics such as Endodontic Surgical Techniques and Meta-Analysis in Endodontics.
Dr. Berenji brings a wealth of didactic and clinical knowledge, experience and skill to our practice and patient care.
Dr. Austin Jang
Dr. Austin Jang was born in South Carolina and moved to Korea at a young age. He completed his undergraduate degree at Syracuse University and pursued his dental training at the State University of New York Stony Brook in Long Island. Upon graduation of dental school he completed a one year general practice residency at Lutheran Medical Center Brooklyn Heights Campus. Dr. Austin then worked in private practice before deciding to serve his country and join the U.S. Army as a dentist. He was stationed in South Korea for three years and finished his Army career in El Paso, Texas at the rank of Captain. Through his experiences, Dr. Austin developed a passion for Endodontics. Dr. Austin graduated from Einstein Medical Center with a certificate in Endodontics and is currently Board Eligible. In addition to private practice, Dr. Austin plans is an adjunct assistant professor at Einstein Medical Center. He is currently a member of American Associate of Endodontics. During Dr. Austin’s free time he enjoys spending time with his family, friends and two dogs.
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