What is Endodontics?

Endodontists are dentists who specialize in maintaining teeth through endodontic therapy — procedures, involving the soft inner tissue of the teeth, called the pulp.

More than 14 million teeth receive endodontic treatment each year.  By choosing endodontic treament,  you are choosing to keep your natural teeth as a healthy foundation for chewing and biting for years to come. While all endodontists are dentists, less than three percent of dentists are endodontists. An endodontist has at least two years of additional education to become experts in performing root canal treatment and diagnosing and treating tooth pain.

In many cases, a diseased tooth can be saved with endodontic treatment. For this reason, endodontists proudly refer to themselves as Specialists in Saving Teeth. You may choose to see an endodontist for tooth pain, or a dentist may refer you.

We invite you to learn more about the procedures we provide at Columbia River Endodontics.  We specialize in all forms of endodontic procedures including root canal therapy, endodontic retreatment, and endodontic surgery. 

If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to know more about endodontic treament, please don’t hesitate to contact our endodontic team.


Dr. Garth Hatch  –  Dr. Chad Dawson  –  Dr. Matthew Schafer 

Your Kennewick, WA Endodontists

Columbia River Endodontics
Kennewick, WA
Yakima, WA
Endodontic Treatment
Root Canal Specialists

Members of:

Member American Association of Endodontists