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Thank you for your interest in Village Endodontics, a dental practice dedicated exclusively to Endodontic care and Implants.

Our expert team, led by Endodontists  John F. Whitt, Jr. and Pushpak Narayana are Diplomates of the American Board of Endodontics. Our practice includes experienced team that is certified and cross trained in all areas of our practice.

We realize that many people are apprehensive about root canal treatment. We strive to provide the highest standard of professional care in a friendly, gentle and comfortable environment with state of the art facility, material, techniques and advanced technology including Surgical Operating Microscopes, Digital X-rays, CT Scanner, real time 3D guided therapy, Lasers, Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) and IV sedation if needed and advanced computerized practice management software. We are committed to continually refining our technical skills through comprehensive continuing education on a regular basis.

OUR GOAL is to meet your needs by providing excellent endodontic care in a courteous, compassionate and professional manner. The most important person in our practice is you, the patient.

We hope that the information provided here answers many of your questions about endodontic treatment. If you would like additional information, please don't hesitate to contact us at 352.259.3636. We will respond promptly. We look forward to being of service to you.

 
Patient Testimonials

Dr. Whitt is a kind and gentle man, very gentle.I was impressed by the expertness of treatment in doing my root canal. The procedure was done at 8AM. Dr. Whitt was still working at 9PM when he called to see how I was doing. The thoroughness, concern and thoughtfulness was very impressive. There was no pain during or after the procedure.

B Healy

A lot of people dread having to have a root canal procedure done, but have no fear if Dr. Pushpak Narayana does the job. From the time you walk in the door until you leave you are greeted by friendly people. You don't even feel the needle when Dr. PushPak, as he like to be called, numbs you. The rest of the procedure is as pain free. If you like to watch what he is doing he will even turn the view screen of the camera around so you can see. Thank You Dr PushPak and staff.

Bud Brown

Dr. Pushpak has been a total breath of fresh air. As much as is possible I enjoyed my experience in his office. I was happy to get good results with minimal discomfort. He and his staff are thoroughly professional and very competent. They have a way of making even nervous and hesitant patients feel very comfortable in their office. I would recommend him without hesitation to anyone in need of a root canal treatment.

Sally Page

Dr. Whitt completed a root canal for me 8 years ago - perfect. Yesterday I needed to have a post removed by Dr Whitt from another tooth that had a root canal and post placement (done about 10 years ago by another dentist). The crown and post from gumline had broken. My dentist recommended Dr Whitt to remove the post from the root and replace with another post. Even tho Dr Whitt was not in my dental plan network coverage - I decided to have him do the work anyway. He was very caring and explained the entire process, and technically precise. No pain and the result was perfect. He even called me that night to check on me. I could not be happier, and feel that Dr Whitt is the best Endodontist in the area. Highly recommend.

Dean Roepke

Dr. Narayana did work on my mouth to fix and correct a problem from another Doctor.

His personality was very reassuring and he explained effectively the procedure to be done. He is gentle and I felt confident that he would correct the problem. He really did his work to perfection.

Thank you Dr Narayana you are "GREAT"

Gert Gregory


Recently I broke an upper front tooth in one of the most visible locations. My regular dentist recommended Dr. John Whitt for an implant. Dr. Whitt was able to replace the broken tooth with a perfectly looking and perfectly functioning implant. It looks like and feels like a natural tooth. If you need the services of an orthodontist, choose Dr. Whitt. He is the BEST !!

Dan Dawson

Dr Narayana, Had a great and painless experience. The staff and Dr could not have been more wonderful..thanks!!!!Faye

Faye Stein

It was an interesting experience because it didn't hurt at all. It didn't take too long. It was a lot easier than I thought it was going to be. Dr Narayana was able to fix my tooth so that I didn't need to replace my bridge (which would have cost at least $18,000). I am very grateful for that.

Geraldine Banadyga

Needed a Endodontist for fractured tooth & infection. Dr Narayana was recommended. I liked his explanation, skill and bed side manor. He made me feel comfortable. The procedure was without pain and end results were good. If I ever need a Endodontist in the future DR.NARAYANA would be my choice.

Judy Campisi

I was a little hesitant, when my general dentist said he did not perform root canal procedures, and recommended that I see an Endodontist. However, after my two trips, I was very pleased at the level of customer service and treatment care that I received, from the front desk, to the dentist. And, their fees were lower than what I experienced in Ohio and Georgia. I would not hesitate to return or recommend VE to a friend, even though I hope I never have to go back again. :-) Jeff B. from Mount Dora

Jeff B

Dr. Narayana preformed a root canal on a tooth that had just been crowned. I had a bad experience with my last dentist and was very nervous about the administering of novocain. Dr Pushpak (as he likes to be called) was amazing at giving novocain!!! I felt a tiny pinch and then nothing. He had to keep administering novocain, as I had a "problem" tooth with a nerve that could feel everything. He waited each time he gave me more of the novocain, just to be sure I had no pain. He was very patient and very thorough!!! He got along well with his assistant and made me feel very comfortable and kept me from being nervous.! Everything he said that would happen after the procedure, was exact, so I never had a worry. The office called me the next day to make sure I was doing OK. I highly recommend Dr. Narayana and his staff!!! Thank you very much for a pleasant experience!! I wish you were my regular dentist!!!

Patrice Smith

I'm a Maryland resident and was on vacation in Florida when I was referred to village endo. Superior work Dr Whitt and staff - thanks so much !

Brenda

Amazing! My biggest fear is a dentist however after a visit to Dr Whitt - my fear is gone. A root canal was a piece of cake- no pain with the needle to numb you and the procedure was quick.The staff is wonderful and the they strive to make you comfortable. The Dr calls you personally to make sure you are fine. Thank you for being wonderful

Linda Prislupski

I was referred to Village Endodontics by my dentist for a root canal. I was immediately impressed with the receptionist and cleanliness of the office. I was treated by Dr.Narayana and his assistant. Both are highly professional, knowledgeable, and caring.The procedure was clearly explained to me and great care was taken by both of them during the root canal. I highly recommend Dr. Narayana and Village Endodontics.

Kathy

I had Dr Pushpak perform a root canal a few weeks ago. I must say that the whole procedure was the best experience Ive ever had at a dental office in almost 40 years. The assistant named Kara was so thorough and professional and really made the whole procedure go smoothly. I have never been treated so well by a doctors assistant and felt her knowledge and care was top notch. A special Thanks to her and also to the entire staff. Great job!!!!

Sammy

I was referred to this office with a serious abscessed tooth and the office made me feel as though I was in good hands. Dr Pushpak explained all my options and performed a root canal. His “bedside manner” is wonderful. Dr. Pushpak is a talented surgeon with skilled hands and extremely thorough. The procedure was as painless as it could possible be. In addition to Dr. Pushpak, his office staff with Brooke out front is exceptional. His dental assistant Abbey is a real pro with a winning smile. Everyone there is friendly which really helps make one feel at ease. If I am ever in need of an endodontist again, I will not feel dread! In fact, I may look forward to it!

David Sherman

I was happy the way things turned out.good job!!

Albert B

This is a little late to write but I wanted to still share. My son was in horrific pain and it all went downhill over a weekend. We contacted our dentist who immediately recognized the need for referral to your office for treatment. Amazingly he was able to come right over and despite his extreme nervousness the dr and staff put him at ease, explained and performed the necessary treatment giving him absolute and immediate relief. I am so appreciative as his mom that you take care of his needs and so quickly and kindly. I hope to not need root canals but chances are good we will visit again. I give you a 5/5 in all areas. Thank you!

Lauren Mohan (pt Brandon Mohan)

The front desk to the dental assistants & Dr John are all so kind. He always remembers to call me by the name I prefer. He is very thorough with everything. Also with a positive outlook. I feel comfortable with him & his assistants working on me.

Katie E.

Arrived 15 minutes before appointment time as instructed. The office staff greeted us immediately and let us in, put our registration forms in order and introduced me to the endodontist and assistant. Wait times between tasks were minimal. We were finished and on our way home very quickly with my next appointment in hand. The entire visit was handled efficiently, professionally.and painlessly.

Don W.

My experience was truly excellent! The doctor and the staff were not only knowledgeable and professional but very friendly and willing to take the time necessary to make you feel comfortable. I even received an unexpected follow-up call to check on my condition after some extensive work on two teeth. They have my highest recommendation.

Craig W.

Everyone was very courteous and friendly. Dr Whitt was great and did a great job on my tooth. Would highly recommend him. Thank you Dr Whitt and thank you to your staff.

Faith G.

The people at Village Endodontics were great Dr. John and everyone there made for great trip to the dentist.

Louis

Really efficient and professional staff. Dr. Whitt and Abby his assistant made me comfortable and confident. Thanks to all!

John

Needed root canal desperately so Dr Reddey arranged within hours. His skill and alertness also managed to save original wait - thanks!

Polly

Friendly, professional, and informative. Always great experience there with Dr. Whitt.

Jos

I needed a root canal and it was taken care of in one visit (ONE STOP SHOP!). Thank you Dr. Pushpak Narayana.

Helen

I’m a repeat customer. Dr Whitt and Co. are top notch.

Shady

I was referred by my dentist, Dr. Herb Bennett to Dr. John Whitt for root canal at Village Endodontics. My experience with Dr Whitt was extraordinary. I’m from NY and moved to The Villages 2 years ago. I’m very happy to find a very professional, knowledgeable and well skilled Endodontist. I’ve been having problems with my teeth since April of this year (2020) and my dentist recommended me to see Dr. Whitt who he said will be able to save my tooth which was giving me problems. Dr Whitt worked on that tooth for hours as he is trying to find the root canal . That tooth was calcified and he didn’t give up until he resolved the problem . “ What a genius “ He was so patient and his Assistant was very helpful in explaining every step to me. To my surprise, Dr Whitt called me to follow up how I’m doing . All the Staff are very courteous and professional. Their office is following all the Covid guidelines. I will definitely recommend Dr Whitt to everyone who needs root canal done.

Corazon

Excellent! The Dr. And his assistant are professional and make your visit as comfortable as a dental apr. could be. They let you know each time they perform a procedure what they're doing how they going to do it and they make you feel confident in their skills.

Marylinda

Chronic pain brought me to DR. Pushpak Narayana at my dentist's recommendation for a root canal. The experience was completely surprising. Great staff on phone and in person. Opportunity to efficiently complete new patient information electronically, phone contacts, personal staff greeting, cleanliness & efficiency of the entire office was all positive. Then meeting DR. Narayana was such a great experience. He frankly wanted to watch the area before we rushed in to do the root canal. I totally trust DR N and his staff. Have already told several that he is the Endodontist to go to. He is well educated, well spoken and extremely efficient in his chair side treatment.

Jeannette

Very surprised at how painless my root canal was done. Very talented Dr and staff. Followed up next day with phone call. If you need a root canal and don’t like to go to dentist, this is the place to go. 5 star service.

Tom

I was referred to Village Endodontics by my General Dentist Chris Lunsford, DDS. The diagnosis was Resorbtion on #22. This was going to require immediate attention, an appointment was made for four days after my diagnosis. I was told by the Village Endodontics Staff when to arrive and to obey all COVID-19 and CDC Guidelines. I was asked to wait in my vehicle until the time of my appointment, they called me in on time, the staff was very professional, my Endodontist Dr John Whitt was extremely skilled. My procedure went very well, very little discomfort and hardly any swelling. I was thoroughly updated on post operative care; cold compress, rinse, brushing instruction, and post op appointment, etc.. This was my first ever Root Canal and while I hope I never have to have another one, I would not hesitate using Village Endodontics in the future.

Roger

Friendly and polite staff, short wait time. Dr. Whitt tells you all options available for what procedure you may need. He shares what steps needed for the procedure you chose and gets to work. A super dentist. I HIGHLY recommend this office. SG

Sharon

I had an excellent experience. Highly recommend. The staff is friendly and Dr. Narayana did a fabulous job!

Cara

Dr. Whitt is knowledgeable, Skilled and gentle. The office is very well run. This is the place to go for your root canal.

Jeff

I haven't had a doctor like Dr. Whitt show so much attention and care to me in 30 years. He was outstanding. I was in severe pain due to a root canal. He saw me as a new patient during this pandemic took care of my tooth the same day. He took the time to call me three different times at home to be sure I was doing okay. I highly highly recommend Dr. Whitt

Paul

Emergency; no appointment. Difficult procedure. Outstanding outcome! Very pleased.

Robert

There's a reason they have so many 5 star reviews. Because they're good. I had to have a root canal. First one I've ever had and was petrified as I have no tolerance for pain in my teeth. I was going to go with the IV sedation but after a consultation with Dr. Narayana, who said he could almost guarantee (99.9%) he could do it pain free, I decided against the sedation. True to his word, Dr. Narayana did the procedure and with NO PAIN. I would recommend anyone with dental fears and needing a root canal to go here. Great job by Dr. Narayana and the entire staff. Thank you.

Ray

Very professional, office, techs, and dentist. Dr Whitt explains everything and does great work. Highly recommend.

David

Very satisfied with both results and friendliness of staff. Clean environment and prompt appointments. Also calling after procedure. Thankyou.

Betsy