Expert, Professional, and Compassionate Endodontic Care
Recently Voted By His Peers Southern California Super Dentist 2014
We understand going to a new dentist for the first time is not on your bucket list. Say the word Endodontist and if you are like many people, you don't know what the word means. Then when you find out that 'Endo' is the Greek word for 'inside' and 'odont' is the Greek word for 'tooth', you realize that an Endodontist is a Root Canal Specialist.
Good News. Endodontics of Orange County, Peter Cancellier's Endodontic Specialty Practice is centered on creating a low stress, positive experience in every way. We are Professional, Understanding, Respectful, Caring, and Gentle. We use every available technique and medication to offer painless care. Our clinical goal is to provide endodontic treatment that helps your tooth function without discomfort for the rest of your life. We believe that with a commitment to excellence for every patient, properly diagnosed root canal treatment or re-treatment or root end surgery are desirable alternatives to extraction and a bridge or an implant. Dr. Cancellier has implant training and has placed implants, but he only performs endodontic treatment. Local implant dentists refer patients to him because they know he will not recommend endodontic treatment unless it is the appropriate choice.
For any dentist "Not as bad as I thought it would be" is a win. But we shoot for “Your staff is wonderful. This is a lovely office. I didn’t feel a thing”. At the one year check up we are looking for you to say "Which tooth did you work on? Everything feels great."
Honesty, for most people, getting a root canal treatment is no big deal. We put on the music that you like. We make sure the rest of your body is comfortable. Neck pillows, blankets, find a head and chair angle that is comfortable, lots of topical anesthetic, and maximum cheek wiggling during injections. If anxiety keeps you from scheduling, consider anti-anxiety medications or sedation to tolerate the procedure.
We appreciate the confidence your referring dentist and previous patients have in Endodontics of Orange County. There are other endodontic offices in the area, but if you want to be sure you are being treated by a team that is totally committed to offering the best care with compassion, contact us for diagnosis and treatment. We are about quality, appropriate treatment, and ethics. We are not going to recommend a procedure unless we think it will leave you symptom-free. We use the best equipment and materials available. We use techniques that offer the best success rate based on scientific evidence. We take the time to do it right the first time. That being said, if you tooth doesn’t settle down, we will retreat your tooth at no charge as long as you return within a year.
Because you are with the best staff and an experienced, leading Endodontist, you may be surprised to find that you did get a great deal on this endodontic treatment. We are far from the most expensive. We enjoy treating patients referred by the best general dentists in Orange County. We invite you to contact us for a consultation.
Dr. Cancellier's Dental and Family Roots
Dr. Cancellier is an Associate Professor at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry Advanced Endodontic Program.
Dr. Cancellier is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. This certifies that he has demonstrated attainment of that level of diagnostic skill, clinical proficiency, and professional judgment to help ensure the highest quality of care for his patients.
Peter Cancellier is a fifth generation Californian. He was born at St. Joseph''s Hospital in Orange, California. His mother''s great-grandfather came over the Oregon Trail from Scotland and settled in Oregon City, Butte County, California in 1852. His mother''s great-grandmother came around the horn from Germany, landed in San Francisco, and settled in Oroville. The Cancellier name was changed from Cancellieri when his father''s father arrived in New York from Italy in 1905.
Dr. Cancellier graduated from the University of the Pacific with degrees in Biology and Communications Arts. He worked in the flower business in Cardiff, California with his father before entering dental school. Dr. Cancellier obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in 1982. He practiced general dentistry in Los Angeles with Thurston Ross and Guy Ho, a member of the USC Dental School Hall of Fame.
In 1988, Dr. Cancellier completed a two year residency in endodontics at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Long Beach, California. Since then he has practiced endodontics and taught endodontics.
Dr. Cancellier is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, an Honorary Member of the Warm Gutta Percha Study Club of Italy, an International Editor of the Giornale Italiano di Endodonzia, and Past President of the California State Association of Endodontists.
Dr. Cancellier is married with two wonderful daughters. After getting married last summer, his oldest daughter recently thrilled Mom and Dad with a new grandson. His youngest daughter just graduated from USF Magna Cum Laude. Way to Go!
We Use the Latest Technology
The surgical operating microscope offers increased magnification and illumination for all procedures. Whether we are evaluating the outside surface of a tooth for a crack, locating miniscule root canals, removing a broken file from a root canal, or filling the root canal systems, the microscope benefits treatment.
Digital Radiography creates images that allow us to see the teeth enlarged. It uses much less radiation than conventional films. Varying the shades increases the opportunity for accurate results. It also makes the tooth bigger on the monitor. That reveals fine details easily missed without magnification of the image.
Cone Beam CT Provides Useful Images with Low Radiation
At Endodontics of Orange County we have a Cone Beam Computered Tomography unit. The three dimensional images often reveal whether teeth can be saved or not without resorting to drilling.
Cone Beam Micro-CT is available for more complete analysis of root canal systems and adjacent anatomy. For challenging cases, Dr. Cancellier uses this 3D imaging information to find canals, determine canal curvatures, and for choosing the appropriate treatment that serves the patient's health predictably.