We are dedicated to preserving your natural smile with experienced, innovative and gentle care.

Endodontists with locations in Tri-Cities and Walla Walla, WA

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We are dedicated to preserving your natural smile with experienced, innovative and gentle care.

Endodontists with locations in Tri-Cities and Walla Walla, WA

Se habla español.

Meet Our Dental Care Team

When choosing a provider to carry out your dental care, it’s important to find someone who has the right training and certifications.

Each of our endodontists has completed an additional two years of advanced postdoctoral training in endodontics, and each has practiced general dentistry.

Our doctors are the only board certified endodontists in Eastern Washington and Oregon.

At Advanced Endodontic Care, our entire team is committed to your dental care as well as your overall health and wellbeing.

We understand the relationship between endodontic treatment and future restorative and cosmetic dental procedures and have the tools and techniques to help you attain a healthy, beautiful smile you can be proud of.

The Advanced Endodontic Team Posed In Front of Their New Building on Columbia Park Trail in Richland WA

Meet Our Doctors

Stephen W. Hansen, DMD

Dr. Steve Hansen, Board Certified Endodontist at Advanced Endodontic Care

Stephen W. Hansen, DMD

I find the most challenging part of being an endodontist is also the most rewarding: overcoming patients’ fears and anxieties and helping them to have a positive experience in restoring their teeth to full health.

 

I most enjoy hearing patients tell me that their experience with me exceeded their expectations and that they would recommend a procedure in my practice to a friend or family member.”

Stephen W. Hansen, DMD

I entered the field of endodontics because I find fulfillment in helping others achieve a higher quality of life through optimizing their dental health.

 

My goal is to form a partnership with my patients, allowing them the time to fully express their dental concerns and ask any questions they may have.

 

Then I tailor my treatment regimen according to the individual needs of each patient."

  • BOARD-CERTIFIED

    American Board of Endodontics

  • ADVANCED EDUCATION IN GENERAL DENTISTRY

    Idaho Advanced General Dentistry Program

  • MEMBER

    American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association

  • HONORS AND AWARDS

    Golden Key International Honour Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society, Pacific Coast Society for Prosthodontics and Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry Award, Larry Sorum Memorial Award in Endodontics

  • CERTIFICATE IN ENDODONTICS

    Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR

  • DMD

    Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry, Portland, OR

  • RESEARCHER, PUBLISHED AUTHOR AND PRESENTER

    Dr. Hansen’s research findings have been published in the Journal of Dental Research and the Journal of Endodontics. He has made presentations at the American Association of Endodontists Annual Meeting and the International Association for Dental Research.

Rolf M. W. Wuerch, DDS

Dr. Rolf Wuerch, Board Certified Endodontist at Advanced Endodontic Care

Rolf M. W. Wuerch, DDS

"I believe that dentistry should be mixed with personal attention and concern. That’s why I provide my patients with gentle, personalized care. 

 

I listen to their concerns, explain their treatment options and answer their questions. 

 

This can greatly benefit patients who have fears about seeing the dentist or who are unfamiliar with endodontic treatment.”

  • BOARD-CERTIFIED

    American Board of Endodontics

  • ONE-YEAR ADVANCED EDUCATION IN GENERAL DENTISTRY

    Schofield Barracks Dental Clinic, Schofield Barracks, HI

  • MEMBER

    American Association of Endodontists, American College of Diplomates, American Dental Association, Benton Franklin Dental Society, Washington State Dental Association

  • HONORS AND AWARDS

    Dr. Wuerch is the recipient of the Bernier Dental Research Award, Loma Linda University Presidents Award, Fixed Prosthodontics Department Award and the F. Edward Herbert Army Dental Scholarship, among others.

  • CERTIFICATE IN ENDODONTICS

    United States Army Endodontic Program, Rohde Dental Clinic, Fort Bragg, NC

  • DDS

    Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, Loma Linda, CA

  • FORMER CHIEF OF ENDODONTICS

    Baumholder Dental Clinic, Baumholder, Germany

  • RESEARCHER, PUBLISHED AUTHOR & PRESENTER

    Dr. Wuerch’s research findings have been published in the Journal of Endodontics. Dr. Wuerch has made presentations at the American Association of Endodontists’ Annual Meeting; United States Army’s Endodontic Short Course at Fort Gordon, Georgia; and West German Dental Society in Landstuhl, Germany

Jeremiah J. Hawkins, DMD, MSD

Dr. Jeremiah Hawkins, Board Certified Endodontist at Advanced Endodontic Care

Jeremiah J. Hawkins, DMD, MSD

“I believe that my best quality as a practitioner is my ability to make a perceived

‘bad’ experience into an achieved ‘good’ experience.

 

I want my patients to feel like family. When I sit with a patient to discuss their concerns and symptoms, I try to listen and sympathize with their feelings.

 

I want to give them control to determine their dental health.”

Jeremiah J. Hawkins, DMD, MSD

“I choose to focus my practice in dentistry on endodontics because I particularly enjoy the technical challenge of both non-surgical and surgical endodontic therapy.

 

I am greatly satisfied to resolve the concerns of my patients. When they feel better, I feel better, and in endodontics, where pain is the most common symptom, I have found great joy in alleviating the source of that pain.”

  • BOARD-CERTIFIED

    American Board of Endodontics

  • RESIDENCY

    Endodontics, Loma Linda School of Dentistry, Loma Linda, CA

  • MEMBER

    American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, Benton Franklin Dental Society, Washington State Dental Association, Army National Guard

  • HONORS AND AWARDS

    Dr. Hawkins is a recipient of the Robert Dean Feder Award for his contributions in community dentistry. Additionally, Dr. Hawkins, in conjunction with Dr. Mahmoud Torabinejad, has been awarded the Buelle Chair research grant for the testing of root end filling materials in endodontic surgery.

  • DMD

    Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine, Cleveland, OH

  • MSD

    Loma Linda School of Dentistry, Loma Linda, CA

  • RESEARCHER, PUBLISHED AUTHOR & PRESENTER

    Dr. Hawkins has presented at the American Association of Endodontics Annual Conference on the topic of endodontic surgery. He has also presented at the Buelle Symposium. His authored works regarding the management and selection of tissue flaps in endodontic surgery have been published internationally in Quintessence Endo. Dr. Hawkins has conducted original research in dental traumatology and conducts on-going research on root end filling materials.