Endodontists: Partners in Patient Care

Specialist endodontists and dentists are partners in delivering optimal dental patient care.

  • State of the art equipment and facilities
  • Swift and transparent referral, communication and discharge back to your care
  • Satisfaction and retention
  • Expertise in patient care
  • Relaxed and comfortable environment for your patients
  • Partnership and collaboration with you and your practice

"Navid provides a fantastic referral service as a GDC registered Endodontist to our patients. Not only is his endodontic work excellent but he makes himself available to continuously support and advise our clinicians on challenging cases. He delivers a very much team based approach ensuring that he considers and advises on the bigger clinical picture rather than just focusing on the endodontic therapy.

Our clinicians regularly receive very positive feedback from our returning clients about their experiences.

I would happily recommend the valuable service that Edinburgh Endodontics provides for GDPs."

Neeraj Puri
Integrateddentalcare and Inverleith Dentalcare

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Specialist endodontists are highly skilled monospecialists in performing root canals and diagnosing and treating tooth pain.

Specialist endodontists are experts in performing root canals and other complex endodontic procedures. Root canal specialists deliver the best outcomes with the highest rates of tooth survival. They are focused on saving natural teeth as a priority and perform endodontic procedures (root canals) almost exclusively (99% of what we do).

Evidence shows that specialist endodontists perform about 25 root canal treatments a week vs. fewer than two for dentists on average (AAE). Specialist endodontists are experts who diagnose, treat and relieve endodontic-related facial, oral and dental pain. They are dental pain management experts (e.g. specialised training in administering local anesthesia) and are trained in and use leading technology (e.g. operating microscopes, rotary instrumentation, surgical binoculars, digital radiography, Cone Beam CT just to name a few).

Specialist endodontists use microsurgical techniques to improve patient comfort and save natural teeth. They complete at least three years of advanced and recognised specialist training beyond dental school.


Specialist endodontists are a primary resource for dentists making treatment decisions. Endodontists are available on a consultative basis or when dentists simply need a second opinion, help and advice.


Referral for specialist endodontic procedures is common. Dentists regularly rely on specialist endodontists as their partners and collaborators in patient care. Evidence shows that in a typical year, 98% of general dentists refer at least one patient who needs a root canal to an endodontist. Dentists, on average, refer half of their patients (46%) who need root canals to specialist endodontists each year. One-fourth of dentists refer 90% or more of their root canals. In addition, one-third of dentists acknowledge they have performed root canals that should have been referred to a specialist endodontist (GDP Referral Study, December 2009).

Patient Satisfaction and Retention​

Patients benefit from the dentist/specialist endodontist partnership.

Looking after your patients and providing them with first class treatment and care is at the very heart of Edinburgh Endodontist. We are a monospecialist Endodontics practice and use the very best equipment available. You can rest assured that your patients will be extremely well looked after whilst they are under our care. Patients will be referred back to you for their routine and restorative care. Excellence in specialist endodontic treatment can only be achieved in a multidisciplinary team. Dentists remain the treatment manager of the team and work in partnership with specialist endodontist to achieve a high success rate.

Patient state of mind & outcomes:

Dental work, in general, causes fear let alone root canals, which cause even more anxiety. Many adults already fear the dentist unfortunately. Pain is the top reason adults avoid the dentist, and root canal treatment is the most feared dental procedure. (2008 Omnibus Survey AAE)

Evidence shows that adults are more afraid of getting a root canal (54%) than of speaking in public or interviewing for a job (both 42%). (2008 Omnibus Survey AAE)

A dentist partnering with a specialist endodontist can put patients more at ease. We use various methods of delivering pain free anaesthesia including IV sedation.

  • 89% of patients are satisfied after a root canal by a specialist endodontist.
  • Patients who have a root canal treatment performed by specialist endodontists are more satisfied than those who have the procedure performed by general dentists. (US National Consumer Awareness Survey, 2008)
  • 96% of dental educators who have been treated by a specialist endodontist have had a positive or very positive experience. (US Survey of Dental Educators and Students, December 2008)


Involving a specialist endodontist in root canal treatment can save patients time and money.

  • Specialist endodontists have the expertise to do everything from the most common to most complex root canals, diminishing the need for retreatment.
  • While most complex treatments certainly require more than one visit, some root canals can be completed by specialist endodontists in a single appointment.
  • Root canals performed by specialist endodontists provide patients with a solid foundation for crowns and other restorative work, reducing the likelihood of future complications and costs.
  • By saving the natural teeth through root canal treatment, specialist endodontists save patients the expense associated with losing teeth, which causes multiple problems over the long term and costs much more. (e.g. shifting teeth, follow-up visits to place and maintain prosthetics, etc.)
  • A comparison of endodontic treatments performed by general dentists or by specialist endodontists showed that endodontic treatment was significantly more successful when performed by a specialist, based on a comparison of survival of teeth following endodontic treatment. [Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2004 Jul;98(1):115-8; Alabama study].


  • Dentists and specialist endodontists enjoy strong working relationships.


Specialist endodontists understand the treatment manager role of dentists and are respectful of requests to:

  • ✔ Provide timely reports and radiographs
  • ✔ Refer patient back for restorative treatment
  • ✔ Treat emergencies and patients in pain
  • ✔ Be available for second opinions
  • ✔ Collaborate on treatment plan for referred patients
  • ✔ Share dentist’s treatment philosophy
  • ✔ Support treatment plan put in place by dentist
  • ✔ Confer with dentist before suggesting alternatives to patient
  • ✔ Explain practice policies/procedures, availability, fees, technology used
  • ✔ Accommodate patients in scheduling
  • ✔ Show calming, caring “chairside” manner
  • ✔ Get familiar with the issue in advance

Collaboration works:

Dentists broadly appreciate their working relationships with specialists endodontists.

  • 94% of dentists have a positive or very positive perception of specialist endodontists and the care they provide. (US GP Referral Study, December 2009)
  • Dentists commonly refer to specialist endodontists as an essential part of the dental health team, playing a critical role in the delivery of quality dental care.
  • Establishing a relationship with a specialist endodontist means having a specialist who can serve as a consultant and a resource for your dental practice.
  • The dentist/specialist partnership allows many dentists to focus on the core part of their practice they enjoy most.

Referring root canals to a specialist endodontist benefits the dentist’s patients and practice.

  • Patients are more likely to be satisfied with a root canal performed by a specialist.
  • Patients appreciate knowing a dentist has partners who specialise in more complex procedures (e.g. endodontics, orthodontics, periodontics, oral surgery).
  • Happy patients are more loyal to their dentist.
  • The cost to both the patient and the tooth can be greater for a dentist to do a root canal then refer for retreatment.
  • The time it takes a dentist to treat/re-treat and have dental assistants support root canal care can significantly diminish the value of doing those procedures.
Easy and straight forward referrals

You can refer either online, by email or by telephone. We have a dedicated phone line, available solely for referring dentists, enabling me to answer your questions and concerns 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Your restorative work made easy

Unless you request otherwise, we temporise the access cavities with GIC, making it very easy for you to carry out the restorative treatment you (and your patient) choose.

First class care for your patients

Your patients will be given our contact details in case of any questions, or emergencies. Their first point of contact will always be us and you can rest assured that your patients will be well looked after.

Easy to understand fees

Our charges are unrelated to the number of appointments or hours spent on the tooth, allowing us to spend as much time as necessary to complete the treatment to a very high standard.

You will be kept informed

We promptly send you a letter regarding your patient’s consultation and procedure, along with copies of all relevant radiographs and photographs, to ensure you have a complete record for their files.

Root canals and nervous patients

We work closely with dental sedationists and specialist anaesthetists and we are more than happy to provide root canal treatment for your patients under sedation.

Complimentary CPD and updates on new endodontic equipment and materials

We routinely organise complimentary CPD (Continuing Professional Development) events for our partners and collaborators. This includes both lectures and hands on courses. We are also happy to come and meet you and the team at your practice, to give advice, guidance and provide a treatment plan if you want to carry out a challenging root canal procedure yourself.

Remember we are here to support you and you can contact us any time on WhatsApp. Contact us to obtain the joining instructions. This service is complimentary for all dentists in Scotland.

How to Refer

The most secure method of referral is via our
Encrypted Online Referral Forms

Alternatively, for advice, guidance or second opinion (diagnosis, management, treatment planning) you can contact Dr Navid Saberi directly via WhatsApp.

The UK-wide help and advice line never sleeps. Please email us at care@edinburghendodontist to obtain the joining instructions. The service is complimentary for all dentists in Scotland

Whatsapp Advice Line

You can also call the practice directly on 07864563470 or email your referral to

Courses and CPD

Upcoming Courses & Events

Previous Courses & Events

Apr 2018: Lecture: Endodontic diagnosis. Eastbourne

Nov 2017: Lecture and hands-on course: The blue alloy. Brighton

Oct 2017: Lecture: Pulp preservation techniques. BDA. Brighton

Aug 2017: Lecture and hands-on course: Endodontic update. KCH. London

Aug 2017: Lecture and hands-on course: Endodontic update. KCH. London

Apr 2017: Seminar: 9 tips in 90 minutes, Brighton

Nov 2016: Lecture: MicroCT. SIE congress, Rome, Italy

May 2016: Lecture: Saving teeth matters. Royal Society of Medicine. London

Apr 2015: Lecture and hands-on course: From diagnosis to review. How to achieve a predictable root canal treatment outcome. London. 2015

Oct2014: Hands-on course: Ruddle tour. London. 2014

May2014: Presentation/hands-on course: Next Generation technology. Brighton. 2014.

Oct 2013: Presentation/hands-on course: NavidSaberiEndodontics event, Next Generation technology, Galashiels. 2013.

Sep 2013: Presentation/hands-on course: Endo Made Easier. Blackheath, London. 2013.

Aug 2013: Presentation/hands-on course: King’s College London. London. Day 2

Aug 2013: Presentation/hands-on course: King’s College London. London. Day 1

May 2013: Presentation/hands-on course: Hammersmith, London. 2013.

May 2013: Presentation: Modern and predictable endodontics. KSS Deanery Dental Study Club. Brighton. 2013.

Mar 2013: Presentation/hands-on course: Brighton. 2013.

Nov 2012: Presentation/hands-on course: St Leonards On Sea. 2012.

Aug 2011: Presentation/hands-on course: Predictable root canal treatment section 63 hands-on course. Dumfries. 2011.

Jun 2011: Presentation/hands-on course: BDA event, Evolving Dentistry, Melrose. 2011.

May 2011: Presentation: Clinical applications of CBCT within endodontics. Glasgow. 2011.

Oct 2010: Presentation: CBCT and periradicular disease. SDPBRN. Inverness. 2010.

Oct 2010: Presentation: Case presentation at SDPBRN. Inverness. 2010.


Our Collaborating Practices

Stockbridge Dental Practice

9 Dean Bank Lane, Edinburgh EH3 5BS, T: 0131 3325510,

Stuart Steven Dental Practice

210-214 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EA, T: 0131 2297899,

Inverleith Dentalcare

25 Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5QH, T: 0131 5524830,

Integrated Dentalcare

1 Manor Place, Edinburgh, EH3 7DH, T: 07864563470,

The Gentle Touch Dental Practice

The Corn Exchange, 31 Woodmarket, Kelso, TD5 7AT, T: 01573 224802

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Meet Dr Navid Saberi

Your Specialist Endodontist in Edinburgh
GDC No. 103230


Dr Navid Saberi