“My profession is very important to me. It is a part of who I am. I chose to become an endodontist because I truly wanted to help patients in need. I believe that one of the most basic needs and most important to our lives is to not to be in pain. As an endodontist, I am able to provide this and make friends along the way.” – Dr. Anna Sidor
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, equating to more positive experiences and faster healing.
Dr. Anna Sidor began her lifetime passion in dentistry at an early age of 16 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’s degree in biology and Doctorate 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 Hacken Meridian 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. While there, she performed micro-surgery and revascularization procedures, which allow for continued growth and maturation of immature teeth to develop.
As a board-certified endodontist, Dr. Sidor understands that excellent results come from education and knowledge. She participates in continuing education that allows her to learn more about endodontics, as well as other disciplines in the dental field.
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.