Meet the Doctors
Dr. Anna Sidor, DMD
Endodontics (from the Greek roots endo- “inside” and odont- “tooth”) is the dental specialty concerned with the study and treatment of the dental pulp.
Endodontists perform a variety of procedures including endodontic therapy (commonly known as “root canal therapy”), endodontic retreatment, surgery, treating cracked teeth, and treating dental trauma. Root canal therapy is one of the most common procedures. Endodontists are required to complete additional two to three years of postgraduate training after completion of dental school. Endodontists limit their practice solely to endodontic procedures which allows them to be very efficient and precise, which equates to more positive experiences and faster healing. We use state-of-the-art technology such as operating microscopes, ultrasonic instrumentation and fiber optics. An Endodontist works very closely with a General Dentist to ensure that the best treatment is provided for a patient. This close relationship ensures that a patient is always well educated and optimal treatment is selected.
Dr. Anna Sidor began her lifetime passion in dentistry at an early age of sixteen when she started her first job as a dental assist for her childhood dentist. After her graduation from high school, she went on and accomplished what few people can. She was accepted to a seven year combined bachelor degree in biology and Doctor of Dental Medicine program. During her dental school, Dr. Sidor was involved extensively in community outreach and cutting edge research in Periodontic (gum treatment) and Endodontic (root canal treatment) fields at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Sidor continued her quest in dentistry by attending a one-year general practice residency at Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune, NJ. After her residency, Dr. Sidor worked in elite dental practices in Central New Jersey. In 2012, she decided to pursue her dream at a most prestigious school of Endodontics in the nation, Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. She served as a chief resident in her final year. She performed micro-surgery and revascularization procedures which allow for continued growth and maturation of immature teeth to develop. She is a Board Certified Endodontist. Board Certification requires hundreds of additional hours of preparation to demonstrate the highest quality of endodontic care. With her love of city life, good distance to wilderness, and multi-culture area, Dr. Sidor and her husband decided to relocate to D.C. area.
Dr. Norachai (Eddy) Phisuthikul, DDS
Periodontists are dentistry’s experts in treating periodontal disease. They receive up to three additional years of specialized training in periodontal disease treatment in both non-surgical treatments and periodontal plastic surgery procedures.
Most periodontists spend the majority of their time diagnosing and treating gum disease, but there are a variety other procedures that they are able to perform. Periodontists place dental implants when natural teeth cannot be saved. They also monitor the implants to make sure that they’re properly doing their job. Periodontists may also correct gum recession and cover up exposed root surfaces which can be unsightly as well as sensitive to hot and cold. These procedures are often used to lay the foundation for additional cosmetic procedures to help create a beautiful smile. Finally, periodontists can be integral in the comprehensive planning of your oral care, along with your general dentist or other dental professional.
Some periodontists opt to take the board-certification examination, which is offered by the American Board of Periodontology once per year. Board certification in periodontology denotes someone who has made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the specialty, including demonstrating a comprehensive mastery of all phases of periodontal disease and treatment and in the placement of dental implants. Recertification is required every six years.
Dr. Norachai EDDY Phisuthikul received his dental degree from the New York University College of Dentistry. He then completed a General Practice Residency at the State University of New York Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, where he performed complex dental restorations and received training emergency room medicine. He finished his Postgraduate Residency in Periodontics at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine.
After his graduation, Dr. Phisuthikul went on and became a Board Certified in Periodontology and also Assistant Clinical Professor in Department of Periodontics at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. He currently resides in Virginia with his wife. He enjoys boxing, scuba diving, hiking, rock climbing, avid marathon runner, and half-ironman finisher.