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Village Endodontics

Lady Lake, FL


Dr. John F. Whitt, Jr. & Dr. Pushpak Narayana & Dr. Mauricio L. Basso

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 !


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.


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!!!!


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


Great dental assistant and great, caring doctor. Practically painless. Even after the numbing disappeared there was no pain. And the work Dr. Whitt did on me last year is holding up beautifully.

Keith Westphal

My root canal could not have gone better. Forget the old saying "No pain, no gain." I absolutely had no pain and no sense of nervous anticipation about the procedure. Dr. Narayana's easy manner and ready explanation about what he was going to do left me totally @ ease. He called me during the evening to check on any concerns I might be having, and a staff member called me the next morning ... also checking up. How lucky I am to have been referred to Village Endodontics!

Janice Hancharick

Best at what they do!! I am not an easy patient and they put me at ease. I had no pain and they called to check on me. Wish they did regular dentistry. I would be a patient. Unfortunately I have to hope I don't need them again but if I do this will be my go to place.

Mary Elsheimer

I was referred to an endodontist for a root canal procedure because of calcification so this made me very nervous. Thankfully Dr Whitt and his entire staff put me at ease. The procedure was flawless. Dr. Whitt even called me that evening to check on me. I would highly recommend Village Endodontics

Larry Montgomery

Dr. Narayana and his staff are a class act. Knowledgeable, kind, experienced just to say a few things. They take the nervousness out of dental work. I would not hesitate to recommend this fine group of professionals!

Rock fairy

Dr Narayana did my root canal today. I was very nervous about the pain. Dr Narayana was wonderful. His calm, caring, and professional manner was very soothing, and the procedure was done quickly. Dr Narayana called me tonight to check up on me. I really appreciate his call. Thank you!

C Yates

So pleased with service I received from Dr Narayana. The whole staff was wonderful . From the front office to the Dental chair. Dr Narayana was amazing. thanks to all for everything . The call back meant so much. Have never had a call back from a dental procedure before.

Linda Mccullough

Good and painless experience.

Dwight Anneaux

Anecdotal stories from friends about root canals had raised my level of concern. However I have to say from the moment I met Dr. Whitt he assured me everything would be fine, and the procedure would be free of pain. I couldn’t have been more confident after Dr. Whitt’s reassurance and as he forecast, everything turned out fine. Dr. Whitt was even kind enough to call me the night of my procedure. If I could rate Dr. Whitt he earned 5 of 5 stars. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Erica, Dr Whitt’s assistant who stayed with me through the procedure and was very pleasant, and calmly reassuring.

Louise G

I went to Dr. Whitt for a root canal, and I couldn’t be happier (except for actually needing one). The entire staff was professional and efficient.


I urgently needed a root canal last Thursday. I was fortunate to have Dr. Pushpak Narayana make time for me to do “his magic”. Dr. Narayana, Erica and the team were so helpful and calming to me during the whole process. Their professionalism and kindness were outstanding!

Allison Firth

I was referred to Village Endodontics from my dentist to put in a new post for my crown as my crown kept falling out. I was impressed as soon as I walked into the reception area, the staff was super friendly. Dr Whitt and his assistant were fantastic. The work I had done was more extensive that I thought it would be. Both Dr. Whitt and his assistant explained everything being done as he worked on me. I highly recommend this office and would return if needed. I cannot say enough about Dr Whitt and his staff.

Debbie Auchey

Village Endodontics was recommended to me by my dentist, I had a crown that kept coming out. It was caused by an old post from a previous root canal. As soon as I went into the office I was impressed, the office was clean, the girls at the reception desk were super friendly. I only waited a minute before I was called for my procedure. LaLania was the dental assistant, she has a great smile and wonderful personality, she made me feel very relaxed. I love Dr. Whitt, he explained everything that was going on, I really appreciated that. I felt no pain at all. LaLania talked to me the entire time also explaining what was being done. If I ever need an Endodontis I will go back to see Dr. Whitt. I highly recommend Village Endodontics to anyone.

Debbie Auchey

Had a root canal done today. It wasn’t my first procedure done here. The staff is friendly, courteous and knowledgeable. All are top shelf. John Whitt has done all of my work. He is very kind and keeps you informed as he does his work. I’ve known John for many years and he is a 5 star Endodontist. Always have great results with no discomfort. If you need these type of services this is where you should go.

Tom Wiley

I have known Dr. Whitt most all my life & he has always been very professional. He explains dental procedures very well so that you are well informed. I wouldn’t go anywhere else!

Tommy Carle

Dr. Narayana did the final part of my root canal 🦷 and it was almost painless. What more could a patient ask for also Kristina was great to have working with the Doctor she made everything work just so smoothly. Thanks Again Vic

Vic Weiss

Dr Basso, as well as his staff, are wonderful! Dr Basso is extremely thorough and very professional. The staff are very friendly and inviting.

Harrigan Pat

Dr. Basso is the best Endodontist I have ever gone to and I have had seven root canals. He was knowledgeable, caring, and patient. I was in a lot of pain on a Friday and he took me on an emergency basis. The Village Endodontics is a top notch place, from their doctors to the wonderful staff that are always very helpful.

Miriam White

Very pleased with the service I received from Dr. Basso and the rest of the team. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The dental assistants helped me relax and were concerned about my wellbeing. Dr. Basso made sure to make sure I was doing OK during the procedure. After both times, he called me at home in the evening to check on me. I didn't know doctors did this anymore - very impressed. Highly recommend this place if you need their expertise.

Sharon Ashley

Dr Pushpak Narayana is the BEST! His level of care stands above all else.

Steve Moquin

Very professional staff. Dr. PushPak took time to talk to me and explained my options.


Dr. Pushpak was great. He is very professional, and very gentle. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing a root canal.

Lillian Lloyd

I had root canals done in the past by different Endo Doctors and had bad experiences, So I was reluctant to go through another root canal. But my molar was cracked due to old amalgam filling and I was in severe pain. I was referred to Dr. Basso by my general dentist and I have to say it was the best experience I ever had. The staff was excellent and Dr. Basso is the best Endo around. Very Kind and patient and walks you through everything. I would definately recommend him a thousand times over. Thank you again Dr. Basso and staff.

Michele Hutton

Dr. Pushpak is AMAZING! He has definitely changed my opinion that all dental experiences have to be bad. He was informative, compassionate, professional, skilled and oh my goodness his bedside manner is a breath of fresh air!!!!! He talks to you straight forward so you understand what’s going on and then has a side kick of sympathy and humor that makes you feel safe and in good hands. Highly recommend him and his office staff is top notch. A++

Rebecca Gubitti

Dr. Whitt and staff are top notch and I highly recommend Village Endodontics. Dr. Whitt personally calls the patient the evening after the appointment. Should I ever need another root canal, Village Endodontics is my only choice.

Jamye P

Entire experience was excellent, more than expected. Extremely efficient and professional. Dr. Pushpak and Dr. Whitt were wonderful as well as the entire staff involved. Would recommend this practice to anyone and everyone needing this type of service.

Robert R.

This was my first experience with Villages Endontic Clinic. My general dentist highly recommended them, and I can attest why they do. Amazing talent DR. Pushpak Narayana has. He explained the process and made me feel at ease with the whole root canal visit. I experience no pain and he was able to save the tooth without a returned visit. Very satisfied with the experience!

Lon Triplett

Dr. Whitt did my emergency root canal and post yesterday. I did not even need pain meds today. He is a kind and compassionate man and I appreciate him working me in on his very busy schedule upon a referral from my regular dentist. I give my highest recommendation of Dr. Whitt.

Linda Murphy

Very nice facility. Professional and personable employees. Dr. P.N. fully explained the procedure and expectations. I'll definitely return.


Dr. Whitt is the best, he has done several treatments for me , absolutely a master of Endodontics and implants ,his office is kind and efficient .


Dr Pushpak Narayana did an outstanding job with my root canal. Virtually painless during and after the procedure! The worst was the two numbing shots! He is professional, encouraging and considerate! He even came in early since I was in pain! Highly recommend him!!

Janet Jozefiak

Dr. Pushpak and his staff were all very cordial and professional. The procedure was successful and painless. Thank you all. I recommend them highly.

Doug M.

I recently had a root canal performed by Dr. Pushpak. The doctor was kind and explained the procedure well. I was seen on time and the procedure went smoothly. The office staff was kind and very efficient.

James Flynn

My dentist referred me to Dr. Whitt for a root canal on a tooth that had a bridge to 2 other teeth. He performed the procedure through the bridge and add a post for stability. he explained all of the procedures he would perform and took great care to ensure it was painless. the staff there is courteous, helpful, and professional. I highly recommend this office for your dental needs!

Larry Willis