CANYON RIDGE ENDODONTICS
We are specialist members of the American Association of Endodontists, as well as members of the Arizona Endodontic Association, American Dental Association, Arizona State Dental Association, and American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. We look forward to being of service to you.
Gus Khalifa, D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. Gus Khalifa grew up in New Jersey, thirty minutes from the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received his Bachelors degree in Biology with a minor in History while attending LaSalle University in Philadelphia. Thereafter, he received his Masters of Science in Immunology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. During that time he focused on discovering viral causes for the onset of multiple sclerosis.
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Thomas Lammot, D.D.S.
Dr. Thomas Lammot spent the formative years of his life in Southern California enjoying the beach, sun and surf. Education was foremost important and when the time came he attended the University of San Diego for his undergraduate Bachelors degree. While at the University he majored in English and minored in Chemistry and Biology to fill his prerequisites for applying to Dental School. Also while at the University of San Diego, Dr. Lammot met his wife Stacey Dobbins. They have been together since and have lived in Los Angeles and New York City along the way. Phoenix is where Stacey was raised and the Lammot family chose to settle here to enjoy family and friends.
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Dr. Michael S. Cavender D.D.S.
Dr. Cavender is a 1994 graduate of the West Virginia University School of Dentistry. The following year he completed a General Practice Residency at the Charleston Area Medical Center located in Charleston, West Virginia. Immediately after the GPR, he continued his practice of general dentistry in Huntington, West Virginia.
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Dr. Jason Setlock
Dr. Jason Setlock was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. He received his undergraduate degree From Canisius College in Buffalo, where he majored in English and minored in Biology. He then attended Dental school at the University of New York at Buffalo. While in dental school Dr Setlock received several awards for academic excellence including the William L. Tucker Scholarship, and the Carl W. Lasher Scholarship. Dr. Setlock graduated magna cum laude, received the endodontic award in his graduating class, and was inducted in the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society.
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Dr. Trond Hegle D.M.D., M.S.
Dr. Trond Hegle graduated from the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health in Mesa, AZ in 2008. After graduation he worked as a public health dentist with Maricopa Integrated Health System. It was during his time with MIHS that Dr. Hegle discovered his passion for endodontics.
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Neil Zachs DMD MS
Dr Zachs is an Implant Specialist and is very excited to be working with the great team at Canyon Ridge Endodontics. Growing up in New England, he attended the University of Connecticut, School of Dental Medicine and graduated from there with his DMD Degree in 1992. He then went on to a 3 year Periodontal Specialty Residency at the University of Nebraska. While there, in conjunction with the University of Texas at San Antonio, he also completed his Master of Science (MS) degree in Maxillofacial Radiology. He was the first at the time to complete a 3-year longitudinal study looking at the Association Between Estrogen and Alveolar Bone Density Changes in Postmenopausal Women. His study was published in the Journal of Periodontics.
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Justin Batz was born in New York and raised in Tucson, Arizona. He joins Canyon Ridge Endodontics after spending several years practicing endodontics in Colorado. Justin earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona. Following his undergraduate education he served 30 months as a volunteer in the United States Peace Corps, Central America, where he worked with local communities in the design and construction of potable water systems. Upon his return, Justin earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of California at San Francisco.
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