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If your tooth gets or infected or inflamed because of deep tooth decay or traumatic tooth injury, you’ll likely need to see an endodontist. Endodontists diagnose tooth pain treat soft pulp—or blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue—inside your teeth and perform root canals.

This list is excerpted from the 2020 topDentists™ list, a database that includes listings for dentists and specialists in the Kansas City metro area. The Kansas City list is based on thousands of detailed evaluations of dentists and professionals by their peers. The complete database is available at usatopdentists.com.

Jeffrey R. Burroughs
Burroughs Endodontics
5525 W. 119th St., Suite 215, Overland Park

At Burroughs Endodontics, our vision is to provide the highest, quality-centered root canal therapies to the Kansas City area. While the thought of a root canal can be daunting, our compassionate staff will put you at ease from the time you schedule your appointment until your specialized care is complete.

As one of only a few board-certified endodontists in Kansas, Dr. Jeffrey Burroughs expertly combines state-of-the-art technology with a commitment to maintain the highest standards of endodontic excellence.

To fully assess your needs and provide you with the best care, Dr. Burroughs utilizes 3-D imaging (cone beam computed tomography, or CBCT) and surgical microscopes to deliver the most precise treatment. In addition, Dr. Burroughs uses the innovative GentleWave® Procedure as a minimally invasive approach to infection removal and tooth preservation.

Simply put, Burroughs Endodontics is focused on providing Kansas City with Quality Care—it is our motto. See more information at our website and be sure to schedule your next root canal with us to experience the difference.

Kevin P. Cunningham
11900 W. 87th St. Parkway, Suite 160, Lenexa

Choosing a root canal specialist should depend on clinical experience, cutting-edge technology and patient satisfaction. Throughout the past 19 years, Dr. Kevin Cunningham has performed more than 20,000 successful and pain-free root canal procedures in Kansas City. Dr. Cunningham’s practice philosophy is to provide his patients with the highest-quality root canal treatments in a friendly, comfortable environment.

“I incorporate the most advanced technology into my practice and surround myself with compassionate, hardworking employees,” Dr. Cunningham says. “We care for our patients as we would members of our own family. Our online reviews are a testament to the way patients feel after being seen in our office. I strongly encourage patients to read our reviews so they will have a better understanding of how they will be treated when they come to our office for root canal treatment.”

Dr. Cunningham’s commitment to excellence starts with using the most innovative technology in his practice. He utilizes Zeiss operating microscopes, digital radiography, and, most importantly, 3-D imaging (CBCT). 3-D imaging provides a quicker and more accurate diagnosis and drastically improves treatment strategies.

“I have been using 3-D technology over the past eight years,” Dr. Cunningham says. “I can honestly say that I would be doing my patients a disservice if I didn’t utilize 3-D treatment planning in most of their cases. CBCT provides too much additional information that cannot be seen in 2-D dental X-rays. 3-D technology has changed my treatment planning philosophy, improved treatment success and is the future of endodontics. I feel that 3-D imaging will soon be the standard of care for root canal dentistry.”

To learn more about Dr. Cunningham’s endodontic practice, please visit his website at CunninghamEndo.com. Dr. Cunningham is a contracted provider with almost every dental insurance company.


When to see an endodontist: If you are experiencing tooth pain or sensitivity, suspect a cracked tooth or suffered dental trauma, or if your dentist recommended root canal treatment, you should see an endodontist who specializes in diagnosing and treating tooth pain. You do not need a referral from your dentist to see Dr. Cunningham.

Anthony Altomare
Leawood Commons Endodontics
11409 Ash Street, Suite A, Leawood

Robert H. Altomare
Leawood Commons Endodontics
11409 Ash Street, Suite A, Leawood

Christopher G. Budig
Apex Endodontics
13364 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park

Adam S. Colombo
Village Endodontics
7301 Mission Road, Suite 317, Prairie Village

Steven P. Gish
Leawood Commons Endodontics
11409 Ash St., Suite A, Leawood

Mark A. Holman
Cornerstone Endodontics
4601 W. 109th St., Suite 250, Overland Park

Joon W. Kim
Cornerstone Endodontics
4601 W. 109th St., Suite 250, Overland Park

Tae S. Kong
University Park Endodontics
11201 Nall Ave., Suite 130, Leawood

James E. Moore
3700 W. 83rd St., Suite 106, Prairie Village

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