Our Practice & Core Values
Dothan Endodontic Association is a practice that strives to provide excellent endodontic care in a comfortable, friendly, and professional environment. This environment enables them to treat each and every patient that comes to their office with exceptional care. As a result, they are able to achieve outstanding endodontic outcomes.
Meet Dr. Lee Van Carroll
Dr. Lee Van Carroll was raised in Geneva, Alabama where he graduated from Geneva High School. He attended Auburn University, and earned a bachelors of science in chemistry. After graduating from University of Alabama Birmingham School of Dentistry, he went on to complete an endodontic residency also at UAB. Dr. Carroll moved back to the wiregrass area and joined Dr. William Hodges (ret.) at Dothan Endodontic Associates, where he has been practicing for 30 years. Dr Carroll is a member of several organizations, including American Association of Endodontists, Southern Endodontic Study Group, III District Dental Association, American Dental Association, American Dental Implant Association, and Alabama Dental Association.
Dr. Carroll met his wife Ashley while attending Auburn University. They have 2 children Van and Anna, and a little granddaughter named Willa.
Meet Dr. Chaz M. Ainsworth
Dr. Ainsworth is a native of Pass Christian, MS. He graduated from Millsaps College in 2014 with a B.S. in Biology. He then obtained a Masters degree in Biomedical Sciences. Shortly after he attended dental school and was granted a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2020. After practicing general Dentistry for one year in east Tennessee, he then moved back to Memphis to complete his Endodontic Specialty program with UTHSC.
Dr. Ainsworth is an active member of the American Association of Endodontics. He hopes to become more involved in his community and respective societies after settling in in the neighboring city Webb, AL.
Dr. Ainsworth enjoys hunting over his lab and springer spaniel, Parker and Gwen. He is looking forward to being closer to his hometown friends and family. He is also looking forward to being closer to salt water and all the things that come with the territory: good food, good people, and good times.
Root Canal Treatment
At the center of your tooth is pulp. Infection of this pulp can occur, requiring endodontic treatment. A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. A simple root canal can save your natural teeth.
Occasionally root canal treatment fails to heal a tooth, and further treatment may be necessary. An apicoectomy can be used to locate fractures or hidden canals that cause pain. The most common surgery used to save damaged teeth is an apicoectomy.
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. With dental implants, people are rediscovering the comfort and the confidence to eat, speak, laugh, and enjoy life.
220-1 Healthwest Drive
Dothan, AL 36303