It's no secret that needing a root canal can cause you worry or concern. But it doesn't have to. Today's innovative root canal techniques are more efficient and patient-friendly than ever before.

We use ultra-gentle numbing techniques and state-of-the-art instruments that are virtually silent and offer minimal vibration.

If you are nervous or anxious, oral sedation and nitrous oxide are available.

We also partner with a skilled Anesthesiologist for any patients that may want IV sedation.



Dr. Carina Lea

"I love what I do. It may seem different, but since I was young I had always wanted to be an Endodontist, so it's no accident I'm doing what I enjoy."

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"Endodontics incorporates many of the things that I'm passionate about in life: caring for people, solving problems, and working with my hands."

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"I have dedicated the better part of my life to advancing my education in dentistry and endodontics so that I can be the best provider possible. It’s not just a job, it’s my passion.”

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Together, Dr. Carina Lea, Dr. Callie Smithson, and Dr. Ben Studebaker have more than 40 years of clinical experience and many thousands of successful root canal procedures to their credit. They offer the full range of microsurgical endodontic procedures, including root canal therapy, root canal retreatment, and apicoectomy.

Dr. Lea, Dr. Smithson, and Dr. Studebaker perform these procedures with the skill and soft touch you will truly appreciate, which is why they are trusted by many Seattle area dentists for their patients who need endodontic treatment.