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. Hodges in action!
Dr. Joanna Ku
Dr. Joanna Ku was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She received her B.S. in Psychobiology from the University of Southern California and her D.M.D. from Harvard University. She conducted her thesis research on early childhood caries in Shanghai, China and was awarded the Dudley White Traveling Fellowship as well as the Harvard University Dr. Grace Milliken Award for most outstanding thesis in the area of clinical dentistry upon graduation.
Dr. Ku completed her post-graduate training in endodontics from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests included bisphosphonates and osteonecrosis of the jaw, and cleaning and shaping the apical third of root canals. She was awarded the Louis I. Grossman award for outstanding proficiency in the graduate program. Her professional affiliations include the American Dental Association and the American Association of Endodontics. In her spare time, Dr. Ku enjoys traveling, knitting, hiking, building model cars and tae kwon do.
Dr. Lauren Belous
Dr. Lauren Belous was born and raised in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA. She received her Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, in Science Pre-Professional Studies and Psychology from the University of Notre Dame. Lauren then received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, summa cum laude, from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM), in Boston, MA. While at TUSDM, Lauren was inducted into the Omnicron Kappa Upsilon dental honors fraternity and the Honos Civicus Society. She also received the International College of Dentists Leadership award upon graduation. Lauren then pursued post-doctoral training at TUSDM, where she was awarded her Speciality Certificate in Endodontics. Dr. Belous is one of a select few practicing endodontists in South Eastern Pennsylvania to receive the distinction of Board Certification and is currently a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.
When she is not not providing her patients with compassionate care, you can find Lauren spending time with friends and family and cheering on the Fighting Irish! Lauren’s husband, Bradley, is completing his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at Thomas Jefferson University hospital, and the couple enjoy exploring Philly with their labradoodle, Penny.
Learn More about Our Endodontists
Our team of professionals will provide the highest quality dentistry with the utmost concern for your comfort. Please contact us if you are in need of an expert endodontist in Philadelphia; we are here to help.