Dean Whiting, DDS, MSD

BOARD CERTIFIED ENDODONTIST AND DIPLOMATE OF THE AMERICAN BOARD OF ENDODONTICS

As a Board Certified endodontist, Dr. Whiting is a root canal specialist who seeks to make his patients as comfortable as possible throughout the procedure. 

Education Background

Dr. Whiting earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Washington School of Dentistry. Following graduation, Dr. Whiting completed a one year advanced general dentistry residency in Boise, Idaho with a focus on endodontics, oral surgery, hospital based dentistry and management of medically compromised patients. 

Having a passion for helping to alleviate pain, Dr. Whiting  completed a 27-month post-graduate residency in the specialty of endodontics at the University of Washington School of Dentistry.  His residency was focused on the treatment of endodontic disease (root canals), using both surgical and non-surgical techniques, with emphasis on the use of the dental operating microscope and 3-D dental imaging (CBCT).  Dr. Whiting also completed a Masters of Science during this time with research focused on how immune cells affect dental pulp regeneration procedures. 

Experience

Dr. Whiting was born and raised in Seattle, Washington.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Washington in Mechanical Engineering.  After a few years working for the Boeing Company he returned to school and was accepted to the University of Washington School of Dentistry. Dr. Whiting completed an AEGD and practiced general dentistry before completing his residency in endodontics. 

Dr. Whiting is a Board Certified endodontist who has completed all phases of board certification by the American Board of Endodontics. Board Certification is the pinnacle achievement in the specialty and Board Certification remains the only national credential to show that an endodontist has extensive evidence-based knowledge, outstanding clinical skills, and overall exceptional expertise in Endodontics. 

Organized Dentistry

Dr. Whiting is a member of the Arizona Endodontic Association and maintains an active membership in numerous other professional societies including the American Dental Association, the Arizona Dental Association, the Central Arizona Dental Society, and the American Association of Endodontists. Dr. Whiting is a member of the American Board of Endodontics College of Diplomates. As a Diplomate he has the privilege to mentor other endodontists willing to pursue board certification.

Member of the American Board of EndodonticsBoard Certified EndodontistMember of the American Dental AssociationMember of the Arizona Dental Association

Presentations & Publications

  • Whiting D. Characterization of the Cellular Responses of Dental Mesenchymal Stem Cells with the Immune System. AAE annual meeting oral presentation.

  • Studebaker B, Whiting D. Spacers used under temporary restorations between endodontic appointments. AAE annual meeting table clinic.

  • Huang GJ, Bates SB, Ehlert AA, Whiting DP, Chen SS, Bollen AM. Stability of deep-bite correction: A systematic review. J World Fed Orthod. 2012 Sep 1;1(3)e89-e86.

  • Chung KH, Whiting D, Kronstrom M, Chan D, Wataha J. Retentive Characteristics of Overdenture Attachments During Repeated Dislodging and Cyclic Loading. Int J Prosthodont 2011; 24:127-129.

  • ADA/Dentsply Student Clinician Research Competition Effect of Implant Angulation on Retentive Characteristics of Stud Attachment.

Awards

  • Second place table clinic at AAE annual meeting 2015
  • Academy of General Dentistry Service Award 2010
  • American Association for Dental Research Travel Award in Washington D.C. – Poster Presentation of Research 2010
  • Chosen to Represent the University of Washington School of Dentistry at the ADA/Dentsply Student Clinician Research Competition 2010
  • Chosen to Represent the University of Washington School of Dentistry at the ADA Dental Students Conference on Research 2010
  • Winner of the University of Washington School of Dentistry Research Day Competition 2009
  • Academy of LDS Dentists Scholarship 2009
  • University of Washington School of Dentistry Psi Omega Scholarship 2009

Practice Locations

Dr. Whiting treats patients at both Asrari Endodontics in Gilbert, Arizona and Precision Endodontics in Tempe, Arizona.   

Insurance

Dr. Whiting is a contracted provider for most insurance companies including Aetna, Assurant, Delta Dental, Guardian, Humana, and Plansurity.