Meet Our Doctors

Sam R. Gharib, D.M.D., M.S.

Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics

Dr. Sam R. Gharib is a Board Certified endodontist and he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. Dr. Gharib is an expert in endodontic diagnosis, a root canal specialist, an endodontic retreatment specialist, and a root end surgery specialist. He is a highly sought after endodontist known for his superior clinical skills, gentleness, compassion and honesty. Dr. Sam R. Gharib received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and then earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Southern Illinois School of Dental Medicine in Alton, IL. He trained in hospital dental medicine for one year in a General Practice Residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL. After spending one year in private practice, Dr. Gharib felt the need for call of service. He joined the US Navy and was able to serve tours at the Great Lakes Naval Base, IL, in Japan and at Bethesda, MD. During his Naval career, Dr. Gharib was selected for the highly prestigious endodontic specialty program at the Naval Postgraduate Dental School in Bethesda, MD. In addition to earning his Specialist Certificate in Endodontics, Dr. Gharib also earned a Master of Science degree from the George Washington University in Washington, DC. Dr. Gharib has over 23 years experience as a dentist and endodontist.

"My goal at Endodontics Of Orange County is to treat every patient the way I want to be treated: with compassion, gentleness, honesty and excellent clinical ability. We have a highly competent staff that will make you feel at ease. Our environment is safe and calming and we try our best to make this a comfortable experience."

In his spare time, Dr. Gharib enjoys spending time with his family. He also loves watching and playing sports.

Professional Memberships:

American Association of Endodontists

American Board of Endodontics

American Dental Association

United States Navy Endodontic Association

Peter D Cancellier, DDS

Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics

Dr. Cancellier obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. He practiced general dentistry in Los Angeles with Guy Ho, DDS, a member of the USC Dental School Hall of Fame. Dr. Cancellier received a specialist certificate in endodontics at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Long Beach, California. 

For several years, Dr. Cancellier taught at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC Advanced Endodontic Residency as an Associate Professor. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, a member of the American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Orange County Dental Society, and he is Past President of the California State Association of Endodontists.

Dr. Cancellier is a fifth generation Californian. He is happily married with two successful daughters, and a fabulous grandson. Dr. Pete loves being with his family, watching movies, live concerts and sports, and playing the drums in bands.



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