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Dr. Antonio Berto

Dr. Antonio Berto

Antonio Berto D.D.S, Specialist in Endodontics

Dr. Antonio Berto’s completed his dental training in Madrid, Spain, where he received a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S.) degree in 2005. Previously, from 2003 through 2006, he attended Dr. Maria del Carmen Navarro (Odontopediatric dentist) and Rafael Miñana (Endodontist) private practice, in Madrid Spain, for Clinical Observation and Assistance. After he practiced general dentistry for one year, his mentor, Dr. Rafael Miñana, one of the founders of the Spanish Association of Endodontics, realized how passionate Dr. Berto was about Root Canal Therapy, and encouraged him to continue his education in endodontics in the United States.

In 2006 Dr. Berto became a Fellow in the Department of Endodontics Texas A&M Health Science Center – Baylor College of Dentistry. Where he continued his studies and in 2009 he was awarded a Certificate in Endodontics. Dr. Berto is Board eligible of the American Board of Endodontics since 2009 and one of his goals is to become a Diplomate.

Dr. Berto0 is an active member of the American Association of Endodontics, American Dental Association, North Texas Hispanic Dental Association (President in 2013), Spanish Dental Association, DFW Metroplex Endodontic Society (President 2014), and the Irving Dental Study club (Vice-President 2012)

In 2010 he became Assistant Professor at the Department of Endodontics. Dr. Berto also teaches at the AEGD department where he is responsible for the Endodontic section. He also authored multiple articles in professional journals and publications, and has lecture both nationally and internationally. His research interest is in the area of anatomy of root canal system, dental traumatology and dental and pulp regeneration.
Dr. Berto is married and in his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and watching all types of sports, soccer being his favorite.

Dr. Thomas Choate

Dr. Thomas Choate

Thomas W. Choate, DDS

Dr. Choate was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended Baylor University in Waco, graduating in 1980 with a BA in Business Administration. He received his dental degree from Baylor College of Dentistry. Dr. Choate was elected to the Odontological Honor Society, and Omicron Kappa Upsilon upon graduation in 1984.

In 1985, Dr. Choate returned to Baylor College of Dentistry , after a year in private practice, and received his certificate in Endodontics in 1987. He has been in private practice limited to Endodontics since that time. , Dr. Choate opened his office in the Carrollton area in 1988. He will celebrate over 25 years practicing Dentistry in the Dallas area. He has been named to D Magazine’s best dentists of Dallas, and Super Dentists of Texas by Texas Monthly.

Dr. Choate is married to Dr. Barrie B Choate DDS MSD, who is practicing Dentistry for infants, children and adolescents in the Woodhill Medical Complex in Dallas.

Dr. Choate enjoys playing golf, and attending Dallas sporting events with his children. He also enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time outdoors.

Dr. Jonathan Blacher

Dr. Jonathan Blacher

Jonathan Blacher, DMD, MSD

Dr. Blacher is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a B.S. in Nutrition Science. He attended dental school in Glendale, Arizona at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine. After earning his DMD, Dr. Blacher accepted a residency position at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine specializing in Endodontics where he received his Certificate and Masters of Dental Science. Dr. Blacher is also board eligible and plans to become board certified in the near future.

Dr. Blacher performs root canals, re-treatments, apicoectomies, as well as a variety of emergency procedures aimed at relieving pain and saving patients natural dentition. Dr. Blacher enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and especially enjoys playing with his chocolate lab, Olive. Growing up in Wisconsin has molded him into an avid Green Bay Packers fan, although he loves football in general! Dr. Blacher also loves to golf in his free time!
Dr. Blacher is married to his wife, Christina.

Dr. Murat Ayik

Dr. Murat Ayik

Murat Ayik, DDS

Dr.  Murat Ayik received his undergraduate from Tennessee Technological University and his doctorate of dental surgery (DDS) from the University of Tennessee, College of Dentistry. After graduation, he was commissioned as a Naval Officer in the United States Navy and served for four years. He earned an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) certificate at the Naval Medical/Dental Center San Diego, California. After his tenure in the US Navy, he completed a 27-month advanced specialty training in root canals and microsurgical endodontics at The Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry, where he served as chief resident in his final year of training.

He currently holds Board-eligibility status from the American Board of Endodontics. Dr. Ayik was the president of the Dallas/ Fort Worth Endodontic Study Club for the 2010-2011 year.

Dr. Ayik has published a ground breaking article that has been cited numerous times in current dental literature- Woodmansey KF, Ayik M, Buschang PH, White C, He J. Maximum bite force and chewing efficiency of dental implants and endodontically treated teeth: a preliminary clinical study. J Endod. 2009; 35(1)10-4.