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


Eric Carl Appelin, DMD & Jason Kwok, DDS

Welcome to Pacific Endodontics

Our goals:

  • 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 extend specialty care into our Salinas Valley.
Jason Kwok, D.D.S.

Originally from San Diego, California, Dr. Jason Kwok graduated Cum Laude in
2011 from the University of California Irvine with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in

Dr. Kwok then attended the University of California San Francisco School of
Dentistry, where he graduated with honors and in the top 10% of his class in
2016. It wasn’t long into his initial training, where he fell in love with the root
canal specialty. After his training in dental school, Dr. Kwok went on to
complete a General Practice Residency at Harvard School of Dental Medicine
in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Kwok then worked as a general dentist for a year prior to matriculating into
his Endodontics residency at the University of California, San Francisco School
of Dentistry. Upon matriculation, he was quickly chosen as the chief resident
for the program. Dr. Kwok was also selected by the American Association of
Endodontists Outreach Foundation & Henry Schein Cares Foundation to
attend the Jamaica Health Outreach Program in 2019.

Dr. Kwok has several publications, most notably in the Journal of Endodontics
and in the Journal of Oral Health and Dental Research. For his most recent
publication, he was on the cover of Journal of Endodontics and received an
honorable mention award.

For the past 3 years, Dr. Kwok has been in private practice in Connecticut as
well as an adjunct faculty at the University of Connecticut.

Dr. Kwok is a board eligible active member of the American Association of Endodontists, the American Dental Association, and the California Dental

Dr. Appelin
Eric Appelin, D.M.D.

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. 

Dr. Appelin has proudly been serving the Central coast for the past ten years. He is proficient in all areas of Endodontics: including 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.   (Click here to read more about saving your tooth.)

Dr. Appelin remains at the forefront of procedures to retain the natural dentition and most recently has started to use the Gentlewave system for complex root canal treatments. Click here to learn more about Gentle wave.

Dr. Appelin prides himself on saving difficult to treat teeth but 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. Dr. Appelin also volunteered his time as a member of the faculty for the live surgical externship.  (Click here to read the newsletter)

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 Patient Testimonials

Dr. Appelin:

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


Who would've ever imagined a Root Canal would be so relaxing?? My 1st visit was very welcoming from the front - back staff and Dr. Appelin was AWESOME!! Thank you ALL for providing such QUALITY care :)

Gina M

Dr. Appelin,

Thank you so much for everything.  I don't think I have ever felt so comfortable at an endodontics office in my life. 



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.


Dr. Appelin:

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