What is an Endodontist?

An endodontist is a dental specialist that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of odontogenic (tooth related) and non-odontogenic pain.

Dr. Irwin R. Golosky

Dr. Irwin Golosky, BSc., D.D.S., Cert. Endo

Dr. Irwin Golosky, BSc., D.D.S., Cert. Endo (Temple)

Irwin R. Golosky, BSc., DDS, Cert Endo graduated from the University of Toronto‘s Faculty of Dentistry in 1988. He maintained a private general dental practice in Toronto from 1988 until 1991. At that time, Irwin returned to continue his dental education at Temple University, Philadelphia PA. He was awarded a certificate in Endodontology, graduating with honors in 1993.

The author of several dental publications, Irwin has also written for several dental journals. He is the past endodontic editor for Bottom Line News, a well respected continuing education journal.

Irwin currently holds a staff position in the University Health Network as Endodontic consultant at Princess Margaret Hospital. He currently renders endodontic treatment to ambulatory patients who are involved in all phases of cancer treatment.

A past clinical instructor at the Faculty of Dentistry’s Department of Endodontics, he has lectured extensively to the graduate students on both root canal anatomy and emergency treatment.

Currently, he maintains a private endodontic practice in downtown Toronto. His professional affiliations include the Ontario Dental Association, the Ontario Society of Endodontics, the American Association of Endodontists and Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity. He is currently a member in good standing with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario.

He enjoys cycling, spending time with his family, and playing basketball.

Dr. Michael Ringel

Dr. Michael Ringel B.Sc., D.D.S., M.S.D., Cert. Endo., F.R.C.D.(C), D.A.B.E.

Dr. Michael Ringel B.Sc., D.D.S., M.S.D., Cert. Endo., F.R.C.D.(C), D.A.B.E.

Dr. Michael Ringel is a certified dental specialist in root canal therapy. Dr. Ringel graduated with a Bachelor of Sciences degree from the University of Toronto (1973), D.D.S. from the University of Western Ontario (1977), and Master of Science in Dentistry/Certificate in Endodontics from Indiana University (1981).

In 1985, Dr. Ringel was awarded Fellowship in the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (FRCDC) and Diplomate status in the American Board of Endodontics (DABE).

Dr. Ringel has been practicing as an endodontist in Toronto and Mississauga since 1981. From 1982 to 1992, he was affiliated with the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto in several capacities as a clinical instructor, lecturer, and coordinator of the second year preclinical endodontic laboratory course. For several years, he was also an endodontic examiner for the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and in this role, he assessed candidates seeking to obtain their endodontic specialty status in Canada.