Endodontic Facts
More than 15 million root canals are performed every year in the United States
 
More than 41,000 root canals are performed each day
 
Endodontists perform 25 root canal treatments each week; general dentists perform fewer than 2
 
45% of people have heard of a root canal specialist
 
Nearly half of people surveyed would prefer root canal treatment by a specialist
 
89% of patients are satisfied after root canal treatment by an endodontist
 
Most people have strong, negative feelings about losing their teeth
 
Up to 15% of people in the U.S. avoid seeking dental care because of misconceptions and fears
 
94% of dentists have positive or very positive perceptions of endodontists and the care they provide
 
General dentists refer about half of their root canal cases to an endodontist
 
87% of general dentists say work performed by endodontists is worth the cost
 
9 out of 10 dental educators would seek root canal treatment from an endodontist
 
93% of dental educators believe that endodontists are an essential part of the dental health care team
 
87% of dental educators consider endodontists a reliable and trustworthy resource in advanced dental technologies and leading-edge techniques in root canal treatment
 
There are 55 advanced specialty education programs in endodontics in the U.S. and Canada
 
204 students graduated from an endodontic specialty program in 2009