Center for Endodontics
John D. West, DDS, MSD
Dr. West is founder and director of the CENTER FOR ENDODONTICS."Pioneering New Possibilities in Endodontics" in Tacoma, Washington. He currently serves as a trustee of the American Association of Endodontists Foundation, has served on the Educational Affairs Committee and Committee on Dental Care and Clinical Practice for the AAE, and is an international lecturer and teacher. Dr. West is a member of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and the International College of Dentists. Dr. West is an editorial board member of The Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry and scientific editor for Boston University's Communiqué. He is Affiliate Associate Professor at the University of Washington Graduate Endodontic Program and Clinical Instructor at Boston University, Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, where he received his MSD in endodontics as well as earning the 1995 Distinguished Alumni Award. He is senior author of "Cleaning and Shaping the Root Canal System" in Cohen and Burns' 1994 and 1998 Pathways of the Pulp, is a contributing author to the 1995 edition of Goldstein and Garber's Complete Dental Bleaching, and co-authored "Obturation of the Radicular Space" with Dr. John Ingle, in Ingle's 1994 and 2002 editions of Endodontics. Dr. West has presented over 400 days of continuing endodontic education in North America and Europe. Dr. West continues to be recognized as one of the premier educators in clinical and comprehensive endodontics in the world today. Dr. West maintains a private practice in Tacoma, Washington.
Jason J. West DDS
Dr. West grew up on Fox Island, Washington and spent the majority of his younger years competing in alpine ski racing. During high school he attended the Rowmark Ski Academy in Salt Lake City, Utah. After fifteen years of Junior Olympic ski racing he returned to Washington to attend college. He graduated from the University of Washington in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Zoology. His dental training was completed in 1999 at the University of the Pacific, San Francisco. Following dental school, he began his endodontic residency at Boston University and finished in 2001. Since graduating he has been in full time practice at the Center for Endodontics. He is a member of the American Association of Endodontists and founder of the Northwest Multidisciplinary Study Group. Jason is married and lives in the South Puget Sound area. He enjoys all water sport activities including surfing, kite boarding and sailing. His goals in life are to be honoring to the Lord Jesus Christ, his wife and family.