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“An Exceptional & Professional Experience
Please read this in its entirety and hopefully it will save you some time researching Dr. Jong and Bethesda-Chevy Chase Root Canal Specialists. You won’t go wrong choosing this endodontist.
I was on out of town business travel this week in DC when an excruciating toothache flared up in a tooth I had been previously advised might need a root canal. Being out of town, my primary dentist was unable to refer me to anyone in the area. I was extremely concerned about choosing the “wrong” endodontist. I was desperate, and in my extreme discomfort I researched scores of local endodontist practices, and decided on Dr. George Jong of Bethesda-Chevy Chase Root Canal Specialists. It was a chance but one I had to take.
After two days & nights of suffering, I called first thing in the morning and explained my circumstances. They rearranged scheduling to accommodate me with an appointment within several hours.
As soon as I walked in, I was relieved to see a first rate, spotlessly clean, professional office and was greeted by especially helpful staff. I was shown to the exam area which had all state of the art equipment, including video TV on the ceiling for the enjoyment of patients.
I was introduced to Dr. Jong who I cannot say enough about. He is one genuinely caring professional with a most calming demeanor who patiently explained everything to me before taking X-rays which were immediately shown to me on a big color screen.
We went forward with the root canal procedure and although I had only had one performed prior to this, it was as pleasant and painless as I could imagine it could be. Dr. Jong kept updating me throughout the process as he knew I wanted to be. I have to say the video on the ceiling was especially helpful in helping the time pass for me.
Upon completion, Dr. Jong again explained everything to me. In addition to his high level of professionalism, he is an exceptionally nice person. When I left, he provided me with his cell phone # and asked that I please call if I experienced any complications. (I haven’t met another doctor who did that).
That evening, thankful for the relief he had provided, I was out to dinner when I received the following text message: “Hi Shane, Dr. Jong here. Just checking to make sure you are doing ok.”
That was the icing on the cake for me.
I highly recommend Dr. Jong and his staff if you need professional, caring and pleasant orthodontic care. He takes great pride in his work and it shows. I guess the only down side for me is that I will likely never see him again.
Thank you again Dr. Jong and staff.
PS: When I returned to the Boston area and had the permanent crown completed by my (very particular) primary dentist, he made it a point to comment on what an exceptional done had been done on the root canal.”
Dr. Levin has been invited to lecture at the Oregon Dental Conference to be held in Portland, WA on April 7-9, 2016. Dr. Levin will address the conference on the use of CBCT in Endodontics and will base his program on the current literature. Central to his lecture are the limitations of intraoral radiography: compression of 3D structures, geometric distortion, magnification and the misrepresentation of structures. CBCT allows for the 3D assessment of odontogenic and non-odontogenic lesions, root canal morphology, revision treatment, root and alveolar fractures, resorptive lesions, anatomy prior to surgery and outcomes.
It is motivating to receive such kind words from our patients. We are proud of our team of professionals.
“Anastasia is amazing doctor, she has a wonderful manner and comprehensive knowledge. she provided very detailed consultation, explaining our treatment plan. I had some questions later, and I called Anastasia and left a message. she immediately called me back and talked with me about my concerns. I never experienced any problems during treatment, and it was a real pleasure to work with Anastasia and her team. will definitely recommend her to my friends and family.”
The well being of our patients is what matters the most to us, as well as being there when you need us.
“I was sent to Dr. George Jong as an emergency case. He saw me immediately and cleaned out a very bad infection but noted it was so deep that it would take more treatment before the root canal could be completed. He checked in with me several times and even opened up the office at night the next day when it appeared the antibiotics were not working and the infection was spreading. He is quick, efficient, and very gentle. His staff likewise. I had no pain in the treatment and could relax in the chair knowing I was in good hands. I only wish he was qualified to perform surgery on my shoulder, I’d use him immediately, I have that much confidence in him. And, he never lectured me about waiting so long to get the infection treated! He and his staff are keepers, I highly recommend them.”
Our team strives to provide professional and personalized endodontic care to our patients, and we very much enjoy sharing feedback from our patients like the one below.
“Listen, when you hear that you have to have a root canal, you’re understandably nervous. However, as soon as I walked into the office, Dr Mischenko and her staff put me completely at ease. They are the consumate pros. The procedure itself felt like it took no time at all, and I literally didn’t feel any discomfort during or after the procedure. It’s been about 16 months since I had the work done, and things couldn’t be better! I cannot reccomend dr Mischenko highly enough to anyone and everyone!”
Drs. Anastasia Mischenko and George Jong will address the ZCZ Study Club on the use of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) in endodontics. This program will emphasize the benefits of 3D assessments over conventional 2D imagining of endodontic lesions. The lecture will use case studies to illustrate the effect of periapical disease on supporting structures and proximal tissues.
Dr. Martin D. Levin lectures at the American Association of Endodontists “To the Point” program.
Dr. Levin presented a lecture at the American Association of Endodontists 2015 Annual Session in Seattle titled “CBCT: A Short Guide to Flatten the Learning Curve.” In this lecture, Dr. Levin discussed the importance of diagnostic radiographs and image-guided treatment in endodontics (root canal therapy). High-resolution CBCT scans now allow three-dimensional assessment of odontogenic and non-odontogenic lesions, root canal morphology, revision treatment, root canal alveolar fractures, resorptive lesions and anatomy prior to surgery. Dr. Levin explained the advantages of CBCT imaging in light of recent research and highlighted the important patient benefits of this technology.
Additionally, on May 8, 2015, Dr. Levin led a well-received presentation “Using a New Biocompatible Polymeric Obturation Material that Expands on Water Sorption: How to Precisely Seal Round and Oval Shaped Canals in Three Dimensions without Compaction.”
Dr. Martin D. Levin is in private practice in Chevy Chase, Maryland and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania. At the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Levin is currently Chair of the Dean’s Council. He speaks nationally and internationally on advanced imaging technologies such as cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) and clinical techniques.
Dr. Levin is credited with helping to pioneer the use of high-resolution cone beam computed tomography in endodontics. Through his published work and lectures, he has shown that 3D radiographic images of the jaws are significantly more accurate than conventional imaging.
In 2010, he served as Co-Chair of the Joint Special Committee on Cone Beam Computed Tomography of the American Association of Endodontists and the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. He is a contributor to numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed research publications and was listed in Washington Magazine’s “Best Endodontists.”
Dr. Levin earned his degree in dental medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in 1972, with honors. After completing his post-doctoral residency in endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania, he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, and a member of the College of Diplomates. For more information on Dr. Martin Levin or Bethesda-Chevy Chase Root Canal Specialists, visit www.endocc.com.
Dr. Levin addressed the Canadian Academy of Endodontics annual meeting in Banff, Canada, on August 28, 2015. He presented a lecture on the CPoint, a new polymeric hydrogel that expands on water sorption to obturate the root canal without compaction.
Drs. Levin and Mischenko have completed their third terms as members of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Journal of Endodontics. In this capacity, they have joined other panelists to review scientific manuscripts for the journal and provided guidance and approvals for articles submitted for publication. The Journal of Endodontics is edited by Dr. Ken Hargreaves, and is ranked 6th in worldwide dental journal impact ratings (SCImago).