Root Canals Redefined

Root Canals Redefined

The next generation of endodontic care — state-of-the-art, convenient, and patient focused.

An Endodontic Practice Rooted in Saving Teeth

Next Gen Endo is a network of dental experts utilizing cutting-edge techniques to deliver the best in endodontic therapy. We believe you deserve tailored treatments to fit your needs, and we are specially trained in performing complex root canals, including surgical endodontic procedures, to save your natural dentition.

Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment

Repairing and saving a badly damaged or infected tooth, instead of removing it.

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Root Canal Retreatment & Root-End Surgery

Addressing failed root canals, where dead nerves, infected tissues, and/or an abscess are present.

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Cracked Teeth & Trauma

Treating more serious problems, like cracked, dislodged, and knocked out teeth.

Meet the Experts in Endo

Dr. Andrea Chung Shah
Dr. Andrea Chung ShahEndodontist

Dr. Andrea Chung Shah is a graduate of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and completed her endodontic residency at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

At Harvard, Dr. Shah received the Student Achievement Award in Endodontics and the Academy of Operative Dentistry Award. In addition, she earned the Paul Dudley White Traveling Fellowship from Harvard Medical School to support her research in South Africa. Dr. Shah was also awarded a research grant from the American Association of Endodontics Foundation.

Dr. Shah has served as a reviewer for the Academy of General Dentistry and has been published in the Journal of Endodontics, the Journal of the American Dental Association, the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, the Angle Orthodontist, and the Journal of Evidenced-Based Dental Practice. She has also presented at the American Association of Endodontics Annual Meeting, the American Association of Dental Research Conference, and the Yankee Dental Congress Annual Meeting.

Outside of her dental duties, Dr. Shah and her husband, Sunjeev, have three young children who enjoy skiing, playing tennis, and dental facts in lieu of bedtime stories. Her hope is that one day they continue her root canal legacy. One of them, Carter, has already embarked on his plight with a job at Next Gen Endo.

Dr. James V. Pastore
Dr. James V. PastoreEndodontist

Dr. James Pastore graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, and earned his masters in biomedical science from Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Pastore also completed his endodontic residency at Tufts.

At Tufts, Dr. Pastore received multiple awards including the Tufts Alumni Association Scholarship, the Lester P. Goldsmith Endodontics Award, and the Dr. Thomas F. Winkler III Scholarship for Postgraduate Endodontics Resident.

Dr. Pastore is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and a member of the American Association of Endodontists, the Massachusetts Association of Endodontists, and the American Dental Association. Dr. Pastore currently serves as Chair of the North Shore District Dental Society.

Outside of the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, snowboarding, and golfing.

Dr. Lauren Andler
Dr. Lauren AndlerEndodontist

Dr. Lauren Andler graduated Cum Laude from Washington University in St. Louis and earned her DMD at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she was named valedictorian. She was honored with the Alumni Clinical Excellence Award in Endodontics and inducted into the OKU National Dental Honor Society. While in residency, Dr. Andler co-authored The Pulpal Response to Crown Preparation and Cementation, which was published in the Journal of Endodontics.

When she’s not working, Dr. Andler loves spending time with her husband and son at their home in Boston. You can find them exploring playgrounds, with the hope of one day swinging on every single swing in the city. In between playgrounds, she’s keeping her fingers crossed that her son’s first words will be “rubber dam.”

Dr. Zameera Fida
Dr. Zameera FidaEndodontist

Dr. Zameera Fida earned her DMD from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and completed her residency in endodontics at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Fida is a dual-trained, dual-board-certified endodontist and pediatric dentist.

Dr. Fida served as the Director for pre-doctoral pediatric dentistry at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where she developed an interest in teaching students and dentists of all levels. Through this teaching, she was inspired to pursue the field of endodontics. After her time at Harvard, Dr. Fida pursued training in pediatric dentistry at Boston Children’s Hospital—she then worked for many years as a pediatric dentist in both private practice and hospital settings.

Currently, Dr. Fida provides endodontic care for patients of all ages, and prides herself on guiding patients through the entire root-canal-treatment process.

Outside of work, Dr. Fida has an active life with her husband and two young boys. They love family beach days, bike rides, and hikes. Dr. Fida and her husband are avid travelers and love to experience different cultures (especially the food!) and are hoping to inspire the same spirit of wanderlust in their kids, too!

Dr. Anuja Panda
Dr. Anuja PandaEndodontist

Dr. Anuja Panda attended dental school at the University of New England (UNE) College of Dental Medicine. After, she completed her endodontic residency and advanced education in general dentistry at Tufts University of Dental Medicine. At UNE, Dr. Panda served as chapter president of the American Dental Association and partnered with local organizations to address oral healthcare barriers and deliver oral health information to underserved communities.

Before entering dentistry, Dr. Panda completed a masters in microbiology and immunology at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. There, she was published in the Journal of Reproductive Immunology.

Outside of the clinic, Dr. Panda fancies herself a bit of an amateur chef and enjoys spending as much time as possible with her husband and daughter. Together as a family, they love exploring beaches across New England, traveling, and trying as many new restaurants as possible.

Dr. Patrick Hoye
Dr. Patrick HoyeEndodontist

Dr. Patrick Hoye received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Tufts University in 2017. Prior to dental school, he earned an undergraduate degree in economics and political science from Boston University and taught middle school math and science in New York City, Los Angeles, and Boston.

After graduating from dental school, Dr. Hoye commissioned in the United States Army, where he served as a general dentist at Fort Meade, MD for four years. He returned to Tufts in 2021 to earn his specialty certificate in endodontics.

In his free time, Dr. Hoye enjoys running, cooking, and spending quality time at home with his wife, son, and dog.

Dr. Lauren Kai
Dr. Lauren KaiEndodontist

Dr. Lauren Kai, originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. She earned her D.M.D. degree from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and completed her postdoctoral endodontics residency at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

Prior to dentistry, she worked in medical device design and manufacturing for Medtronic in Switzerland and designed abutments for dental implants with Astra Tech in Waltham, MA. Dr. Kai is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, the Massachusetts Association of Endodontists, and is board certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. She is an Assistant Professor at Tufts University and enjoys teaching clinical endodontics.

Outside of the office, Dr. Kai loves traveling, baking, skiing, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her husband and daughter.

Taylor LaReaux
Taylor LaReauxOffice Manager

Taylor is our mama hen. And when we say she rules our roost, we mean it. Taylor has over 13 years of experience working in a number of roles in a number of dental offices. She’s been a dental assistant, a front-desk miracle worker, and a billing and insurance guru. If you’ve got a question, Taylor’s been there and done that—probably twice.

In addition to her healthcare-related expertise and experience, Taylor brings a boisterous personality and organizational prowess to Next Gen Endo that keeps the team on their toes and always moving forward.

Wanna know more about Taylor? Music concerts, helping a friend in need, all things New England Patriots, medical emergencies, tooth tattoos (yup!), and realism. Taylor’s here for all of it.

Judi Bendavid
Judi BendavidPatient Coordinator

And the award for most years working in a dental office goes to…Judi Bendavid! 29 years and counting, people. Prior to her career in the dental space, Judi was a pastry chef. If you’re wondering if she provides professional reviews and critiques, the answer is yes. Bring us all the baked goods.

When you visit Next Gen Endo, Judi is there to greet you, answer questions, and make the root-canal process a smooth one from start to finish.

Carter Shah
Carter ShahOfficial Paper Shredder

Carter has extensive elementary education where he studies mathematics, language arts, social studies, science, and most notably, physical education. In addition to elementary ed, Carter is an avid tennis player, downhill skier, and golf course putz-er. He’s also involved in the most time consuming sport—baseball—so he can avoid homework at all costs.

Everyone’s got a hidden talent that only a few people know, and Carter Shah’s is paper shredding. He’s fast, efficient, and dedicated—your personal information will be gone before you can say “root canal.” Poof!

Hannah Kirk
Hannah KirkDental Assistant

Meet Next Gen Endo employee #1, Hannah Kirk. Hannah’s from a land far, far away—northern New Hampshire. There, Hannah has raced snow mobiles all winter and camped all summer. More recently, Hannah has moved south…to southern New Hampshire. There, Hannah can be found working out before the sun rises and walking her h-u-g-e St. Bernard, Winston.

When Hannah isn’t dental assisting, you can find her drinking immense volumes of water out of her vast collection of HydroJugs. Hydration is critical, friends.

Jessica Pascucci
Jessica PascucciDental Assistant/Operations Coordinator

Jess comes to Next Gen Endo with 15 years of endodontic dental assisting experience. That’s what we call a lifelong rootie groupie. Jess has great breadth and depth of knowledge and expertise in the endodontic field, and she also cares deeply about patient comfort and care in the dental chair.

When she’s not working, Jess is spending time with her family in Atkinson, New Hampshire, where she’s probably camping or hanging with her adorable first born, Aiden.

Sarah Quint
Sarah QuintDental Assistant/Insurance Coordinator

Sarah graduated from Boston University’s dental assisting program, where she learned all aspects of dentistry. Since her graduation, she has two years of experience as a dental assistant (with a short hiatus in the exhilarating field of childcare). Beyond her work as a dental assistant, Sarah’s also an expert insurance coordinator and babysitter for all Next Gen Endo babies.

Easy Access To Excellent Care

Next Gen Endo provides state-of-the-art root canal treatment throughout New England. And we’re convenient, too. Visit our office in Haverhill or Middleton, or simply ask your dentist for a referral.

Our Offices

You can find our team treating patients at our home office and dental practice partners throughout the region. We offer care in the following towns and surrounding areas:

Massachusetts: Amesbury, Andover, Attleboro, Beverly, Boston, Brookline, Canton, Chelmsford, Concord, Danvers, East Boston, Groveland, Hanover, Haverhill, Malden, Maynard, Middleton, Milford, Newburyport, North Reading, Peabody, Rowley, Salem, Swampscott, Upton, Wakefield, Waltham, Wilmington, Winthrop, Woburn

New Hampshire: Portsmouth, Hampstead

Where We Work


210B South Main Street
Middleton, MA 01949
(978) 623-4590

Monday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Next Gen Endo


62 Brown Street, #201
Haverhill, MA 01830
(978) 623-4590

Monday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm


Next Gen Endo

Root canals are a very safe, common, and standard procedure. Over 15 million are performed every year in the U.S., and 95% last a lifetime.

Refer a Patient to Next Gen Endo

It’s simple, just fill out a downloadable PDF or send us an email to rooted@nextgenendo.com.

Frequently asked questions

Let’s talk a bit about the questions we’re asked the most.

What is a root canal?2023-08-30T14:10:32-04:00

Root canal treatment is designed to eliminate bacteria from an infected tooth, prevent reinfection of the tooth, and save the natural tooth. During a root canal, the inflamed or infected pulp (soft tissue inside the tooth) is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed.

Why do I need a root canal?2023-08-30T14:11:15-04:00

A root canal is necessary when the pulp (soft tissue inside the tooth) becomes inflamed or infected. The inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes: deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, or a crack or chip in the tooth. In addition, trauma to a tooth may cause pulp damage even if the tooth has no visible chips or cracks. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to a dental abscess.

Does a root canal hurt?2023-08-30T14:12:01-04:00

Root canal treatment doesn’t cause pain, it relieves it! The perception of root canals being painful began decades ago, but with the latest technologies and anesthetics, root canal treatment today is no more uncomfortable than having a cavity filled.

Will I experience pain after the procedure?2023-08-30T14:12:44-04:00

While the bacteria is no longer in your tooth following a root canal, your body may respond to this change with inflammation, which can cause pain. Most patients do not experience pain following root canal treatment, but sometimes it occurs. Pain after a root canal procedure can vary in severity and length of time, but generally lasts 3-4 days to a week. If you experience prolonged pain, discuss your case with your endodontist.

Can’t I just take antibiotics for my tooth infection?2023-08-30T14:13:22-04:00

Unfortunately, dental infections do not resolve with antibiotics alone. Dental infections require some form of dental treatment (root canal therapy or extraction) to resolve completely. Sometimes your dentist will prescribe antibiotics in conjunction with endodontic therapy, but this is not always the case. Everyone’s experience is unique!

Why do I need to see an Endodontist?2023-08-30T14:14:38-04:00

Endodontists are dentists with at least two or three additional years of advanced specialty education in diagnosing and performing root canal treatments. Because they limit their practices to root canals (endodontics), they treat these types of problems every day. Endodontists use their specialized training and experience in treating difficult cases, such as teeth with narrow or blocked canals, or unusual anatomy. They may use advanced technology, such as operating microscopes, ultrasonics, and 3D digital imaging, to perform these special services.

This still sounds scary. Are there sedation options?2023-08-30T14:15:26-04:00

Utilizing modern techniques, getting a root canal today is as comfortable as getting a cavity filled. The majority of root canal patients don’t feel any pain during the procedure. If you are anxious about your root canal, we offer sedation options to help make the procedure a success. Personalized care is our priority, always.

Will my insurance cover the procedure?2023-08-30T14:16:22-04:00

Many dental insurance policies provide at least some coverage options for root canals. This includes dental savings plans that you may be able to buy immediately before you schedule a root canal. However, coverage varies by your specific policy. The only way to know if your dental insurance plan covers a root canal is to contact your insurance provider to request plan details related to root canals. Even if your dental insurance does not cover the complete procedure, it may cover a portion of the dental crown that many patients need following root canal treatment.

What’s life like after a root canal?2023-08-30T14:16:48-04:00

In most cases, you’ll return to your normal daily routine following endodontic treatment. Most postoperative symptoms are mild, and may require over the counter analgesics. Please note that you will experience numbness in the area of the tooth for 1-2 hours following endodontic treatment. If you have severe pain or swelling or significant pain that lasts more than a few days, please contact your dentist or endodontist.

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