Dr. David Baker


Endodontic therapy is a predictable way to save teeth that would otherwise be destined for extraction.

This lecture will discuss the prognosis of root canal therapy, retreatments, and apical surgery while highlighting the causes of failure.  It will discuss the newest techniques of modern endodontic therapy and compare it to the traditional approach.  It will also touch upon the success of endodontics compared to the success rate of dental implants.

(40 Minute Presentation)

Learning Objectives: 

  1. To outline the prognosis of primary endodontic treatment, retreatment and apical surgery
  2. Understand the most common reasons for endodontic failure
  3. Understand modern endodontic therapy vs. traditional endodontic therapy
  4. Compare success of endodontic therapy vs. implant therapy

Bio: Dr. Baker received his dental degree and McGill University in 2010 where he was the recipient of the Dr. Harry Rosen Scholarship in Dentistry, the International College of Dentistry Prize, and was on the Dean’s Honor List.  He completed a GPR at the Jewish General Hospital followed by his Endodontic residency at Tufts School of Dental Medicine, which was completed in 2013.

Dr. Baker is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and works in private practice in Westmount.  He is on a staff as a clinical demonstrator and lecturer of Endodontics at McGill University and the GPR programs of both the Jewish General Hospital and the Montreal General Hospital.