Beverly Hills, California area patients who are told by their dentist that they would benefit from endodontic services may be referred to a professional called an endodontist. At the practice of Beverly Hills Advanced Specialties of Dentistry, we are pleased to provide endodontic services. But what is an endodontist, and what services does an endodontist offer?

What is an endodontist?

Our team describes the endodontist as a dental professional who has specialized training and experience in the diagnosing and treatment of problems associated with the dental pulp. The dental pulp is the mass of tissues that are located inside of the tooth. This specialty is recognized by the American Dental Association and requires the dentist to complete two additional years of advanced education and training to earn the title. One of the more common endodontic treatments is that of root canal therapy, though other procedures performed may include:

  • Apicoectomy
  • Cracked teeth
  • Root amputation
  • Root canal retreatment

Why might I be referred to an endodontist?

When a deep cavity or trauma occurs to a tooth and impacts the dental pulp inside of it, it can cause a myriad of problems that are beyond the scope of a traditional dentist. In a situation where a patient presents with a problem affecting the dental pulp, a referral is often made to an endodontist in the Beverly Hills, California community or beyond. Our endodontist at Beverly Hills Advanced Specialties of Dentistry is often chosen in the area due to her extensive experience and training in providing endodontic care.

Does my insurance cover endodontic treatment?

Determining insurance benefits starts with a call to your dental insurance company to determine your plan offerings. When patients visit our practice, we encourage them to bring their dental insurance information with them so our front office team can assess benefits and provide an accurate cost estimation for necessary treatments.

Learn more about the services provided by an endodontist

Drs. Frank Vidjak and Fanny Yacaman of Beverly Hills Advanced Specialties of Dentistry are committed to providing Beverly Hills, California area residents with solutions for their smiles. If you need endodontic care, contact our facility by calling (310) 861-3955. We are here to assist new patients at our facility, conveniently located at 465 North Roxbury Drive, Suite #703.

The skilled doctors at our practice are Frank M. A. Vidjak, DDS, MSEd and Fanny Yacaman, DDS, MSEd, MS.



Doctors Bio Image - Dr.Frank Vidjak
Dr. Vidjak has been a prosthodontist for over two decades, with his private practice in Beverly Hills from 1989. A USC School of Dentistry graduate, he completed his specialty training in prosthodontics and an MS in Medical Education at USC where he also taught the School of Dentistry. He was its Clinical Director of the Advanced Prosthodontic Program and International Student Program too.



Doctors Bio Image - Dr. Fanny Yacaman
Dr. Yacaman received her DDS from the University Technologica of Mexico and served the clinical faculty in Endodontics at Unitec. She practiced endodontics in Mexico City for over 15 years. She has an advanced specialty certificate in Endodontics and a Master of Science in Medical Education from the USC and has been a Clinical Faculty member at the UCLA School of Dentistry Department of Endodontics since 1996. She specializes in Root Resorption treatment, having researched on External Root Resorption for a Master’s in Craniofacial Molecular Biology at USC’s Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology. She is one of five endodontists trained in this complicated procedure. She is a local and international lecturer in endodontics and microsurgery and has received many awards and has published articles in the area.