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Pacific Endodontics: Root Canal Therapy, Dental Implants, Bone Grafting and Microsurgery. Monterey CA - Salinas CA

 

Sharon Avant, DDS and Eric Carl Appelin, DMD

 
Who We Are

With 24 years of experience, Dr. Avant has established the premiere endodontic practice on the Monterey Peninsula.  Dr. Avant's expertise is recognized by her patients and  fellow dentists alike.

The office was the first in Monterey to equip all treatment rooms with dental microscopes for diagnostic and surgical procedures.  Dr. Avant is proud to be among the first dentists in California to replace conventional film x-rays with digital radiography. This advancement significantly reduces radiation exposure to patients as well as eliminates the hazardous byproducts of film developing.

Dr. Avant recognizes the importance of interdisciplinary treatment planing. She has attained Level 1 certification in 3D CBCT analysis diagnosis and treatment planning. (Click here to view our newsletter on CBCT.) Additionally, in an effort to remain environmentally friendly, Dr. Avant has converted to a completely paperless record keeping with digital radiographs digital 3D imaging. Online patient registration and secure digital patient information are also utilized.

Dr. Appelin received his DMD from Tufts University and completed a General Practice Residency at the Malcom Randal V.A. Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida.  Dr. Appelin went on to earn his Postdoctoral Certificate in Endodontics from New York University. 

He is currently Board Eligible with the American Academy of Endodontics, having passed the written portion of the board certification process. He is proficient in all areas of endodontics, microsurgical technique as well as surgical tooth extraction, bone grafting and site preservation for implant restorations. Dr. Appelin is also CBCT Level one certified by the AAOMR. (Click here to view our newsletter on CBCT.) His knowledge and skills diagnosing and determining prognosis while utilizing 3D CBCT technology make him a valued asset when determining if your tooth should be saved or if alternative treatment is more appropriate.   

Dr. Appelin remains at the forefront of procedures to retain the natural dentition and, when appropriate, offers Dental Implants for situations that cannot be remedied with Root Therapy.  (Click here to read more about Dental Implants)

Dr. Appelin has obtained Credentials for IV Sedation through the Dental Board of California in an effort to provide more comprehensive care for even the most anxious patients. (Click here to view our newsletter on sedation.)

Dr. Appelin completed an additional Fellowship with California Implant Institute in 2014. In 2015 he participated in the Level I and Level II surgical externships. Most recently Dr. Appelin became a member of the faculty for the live surgical externship.  (Click here to read the newsletter outlining this exciting new development.)

Dr. Appelin is a General Member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, or AAID and most recently became a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, or ICOI. A newsletter will be created shortly to detail these memberships and the benefits to our patients.

Dr. Appelin prides himself in constantly adding to his growing digital library of images and video taken from procedures and surgeries, he has performed. This HIPPA compliant collection has served as introduction for many dental students, specialty residents and general practitioners to the number of innovative surgical procedures performed in the specialty practice of Endodontics.

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Our Promise
  • To provide the highest quality endodontic care possible.
     
  • To provide patients individualized care that will meet their unique dental needs.
      
  • To explain all procedures and treatment options in detail.
  • To foster open communication, optimizing treatment outcomes. 
     
  • To be the endodontic leader on the Monterey Peninsula.
  • To provide valued service and expand specialty care into our Salinas Valley.
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Our Patient Testimonials

Dr. Avant:.

I want to thank you for making my root canal as pleasant as it was.  Never thought I'd be writing that!  I'm very grateful for your gentle touch.

Vicki

Dr. Appelin:

Thank you for addressing my concerns about having a root canal.  Your honesty and attention to detail were truly refreshing.

Robert

Dr. Avant:

Thank you for taking such good care of me and my tooth #3!  Your care was fabulous and I truly appreciate it.  Your practice continues to be the BEST on the Peninsula!

Kelly

Dr. Appelin:

You are the best and excellent at what you do.  Keep up the good work!

Jane

Dr. Avant,

Your gentle touch was just what I needed.  When my dentist said I needed a root canal, I didn't know what to expect.  You and your staff were marvelous and made for a wonderful experience.

Glennis

Dr. Appelin,

Thank you for all you did making me very comfortable.  I really enjoyed my visit.  Thank you for all your hard work, it was much appreciated.

Gloria