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Weed Endodontics

Reno, NV

 
Welcome!
Our Mission

Our Mission is to provide a uniquely high level of specialty endodontics to the Reno, Nevada area.  We attract like-minded colleagues and patients who value dental care delivered in a thorough, meticulous manner with an unwavering drive for successful outcomes.  

When you partner with us for your specialty endodontic care, you become part of a great scientific search for the very best endodontic therapeutic results. The completion of your treatment is not the end of our relationship.   We intend to follow up with you for as long as possible to make sure your dental condition remains healthy and stable. This follow-up is how we physically measure our outcomes and we never charge for this service.  It is part of our search for the best scientific evidence, clinical methods and medical decives and materials to improve our delivery of world-class care. 

Practice Profile

Weed Endodontics provides all aspects of endodontic therapy based on the following three principles:

1) Endodontology: the science. The knowledge base of endodontlogy includes scientific research, tradition, and clinical guidelines put forth by academic institutions, professional associations, and experts in the field.  Applying this knowledge base can be challenging and must recognize and manage uncertainty.  Each patient is unique and each case is unique. Making decisions based on the best evidence requires that we not only are familiar with that evidence, but also that we understand the limitations and appropriate applications thereof. This is a key focus of our practice. 

2) Clinical Experience. Dr. Weed has practiced dentistry in the military and in private practice as a general dentist. He has also practiced in a university setting and private practice as a specialist.  As a specialist, he sees a concentration of the most difficult cases and  has experience managing them with great success.  

3) Patient Values. The late psychologist, Carl Rogers, heavily influenced the "humanistic" model of the doctor-patient relationships. He found that he was most successful in clinical practice when he was authentic with his patients and treated them with dignity. As a patient as Weed Endodontics, your feelings and values matter.  What might be appropriate treatment for one person may not be for another. Also, it is critical that patients are educated by their doctors in all aspects of their diagnosis and treatment alternatices. You can rest assured that we will take the personal time with you to discuss your case and help you choose the best direction of treatment for you.  

Dr. Weed is a native of northern Nevada.  He grew up in Fallon and graduated from Churchill County High School.  Weed Endodontics is a small practice focusing on one patient at a time.  We  proudly deliver world-class care to Reno, Sparks and the surrounding communities.  

Technology

While I'm a firm believer that it's the "archer, not the arrow" when it comes to technology, I also believe that the right tools make the best even better. 

My office is set up to deliver the very best radiographic imaging possible.  The digital radiographic sensors I use for conventional x-ray images are the best on the market.  But beyond 2 dimensional imaging, I own a cone-beam computed tomography scanner, the Carestream 9000 (formerly Kodak).  This tool allows me to see the roots of your teeth and surrounding bone in unsurpassed detail. I often joke that it has a negative return on investment because it often gives a key piece of evidence for me NOT treating a tooth.  Not only does it allow me to better assess teeth and roots, I am able to analyze the surrounding bone in cases where saving the tooth is not possible to determine the viability of titanium implant placement. 

At my office, you'll notice that I don't have the traditional dental ceiling lights.  This is because I use the operating microscope for all aspects of treatment, beginning to end.  I have my chairside assistants at the microscope with me the entire time as well via a co-observation tube.  This has proven to not only be good ergonomically, but my chairside assistants are tuned in to what we're doing and are an integral part of the procedure.

You'll also see dSLR cameras on the microscopes.  Photography through the microscope is a difficult skill to master but  it is something I'm passionate about.  I meticulously document all my cases.  This helps you understand what we're planning on doing as well as what we've done. I also do a fair amount of teaching and lecturing and these images are invaluable for this purpose.

The bottom line is that I'm very serious about doing the right thing.  I guarantee that you will not find a more thorough, more thoughtful or a more careful office.