Erich A. Dittmar DDS, MSD
10415 E. Grand River Rd Suite 400
Brighton, MI 48116
Specialist in Root Canal Therapy
By referring you to us your dentist is displaying appropriate and responsible concern for your specific endodontic needs. We work with your general dentist as part of your dental team. We are look forward to adding our unique endodontic expertise to your care.
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Dr. Erich Alexander Dittmar was raised in Milford, Michigan and graduated from Milford High School in 1986. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Michigan in 1990 and then attended the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, obtaining a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1994. Dr. Dittmar then completed a General Practice Residency, involving intensive training in treating medically compromised dental patients, at the VA Medical Center in Ann Arbor, MI. Dr. Dittmar then obtained his endodontic specialty training and a Masters of Science in Dentistry from Indiana University School of Dentistry Graduate Endodontic Department.
Dr Dittmar has been a clinical instructor at both the University of Michigan and Indiana University. He has served as secretary, vice-president, and president of the Livingston District Dental Society in addition to serving on various committees. He has lectured on various endodontic topics including microscopic technique and digital radiaography.
Dr. Dittmar's awards and achievements include the University of Michigan's Comprehensive Care Award, membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon (the dental national honors society) and Indiana University's Graduate Research Fellowship. He has been named as a Top Dentist in HOUR magazine for multiple, consecutive years.
Dr. Erich Alexander Dittmar DDS, MSD
Endodontics is the only type of Dentistry we practice.
Our High-Tech Office
Many advances in endodontics have occurred in the last few years. Our office has made a commitment to integrate the latest proven technologies in our treatment regimen.
X-ray images are essential to the proper completion of root canal therapy. Digital x-rays are x-rays taken directly on a computer without the use of film. This system is uniquely suited to endodontics and provides the benefit of an 80-90% reduction in radiation to the patient.
The root canal is a very small space, and the implementation of microscopic treatment both in conventional and surgical endodontics has resulted in a large improvement in treatment success. Results for certain cases, which would have been unachievable a few years ago, are now possible through the use of the operating microscope
Sometimes, older root canals can become reinfected. Historically, surgery was performed in order to treat this occurrence. Although surgery is still a viable option, the addition of ultrasonic instrumentation and other new techniques, have increased the feasibility of retreatment as an option over surgical intervention.