Nestor Cohenca, DDS, FIADT

Meet Dr. Cohenca | Endodontist in Everett WA

Dr. Nestor Cohenca

I must confess that I was blessed with one of the best endodontic education any professional can dream of. I was lucky enough to be at the right place and time. Learning from the best have only increased the passion and love for the field and made me eager to keep learning, teaching and researching for the last 25 years.  

My goal has always been to provide the highest quality of care with emphasis on “care”. The best feeling is to be able to apply all the scientific evidence for the benefit of my patients. To relieve their pain, save their teeth, and make them smile is the most gratifying reward! 

In 1994, I completed the endodontic program at the Hebrew University and Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem cum laude and received the Ino Sciaky Best Graduate Student Award. I then served 11 years on faculty at the school while maintaining a private practice limited to endodontics.

I am proud to be a Diplomate of and former examiner for the Israel Board of Endodontics and the American Board of Endodontics. Becoming a Board Diplomate in two different countries is unique at it is considered the highest professional recognition within every specially. 

In 2005 I joined the University of Washington and completed my endodontic certificate in 2008. I served as Tenured Professor of Endodontics and Pediatric Dentistry from 2008-2014 and Director of Endodontics and the Multidisciplinary Traumatology Unit at the School of Dentistry, the Center for Pediatric Dentistry, and Seattle Children’s Hospital. Currently I am an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington.

As part of my academic career, I published more than 75 peer-reviewed articles, 8 chapters and a new book entitled “Disinfection of Root Canal Systems: The Treatment of Apical Periodontitis”.

I am currently serving as a President of the International Association of Dental Traumatology and proud to be recognized as one of the pioneers in the use of 3D Computed Tomography in Endodontics and Dental Traumatology. I love sharing my knowledge and experience with the dental community by lecturing extensively nationally and internationally.

 I am fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and Hebrew.

Call Lakeside Endodontics Phone Number 425-357-8747 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cohenca.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Endodontists (AAE)
  • College of Diplomates of the American Board of Endodontists
  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • American Dental Education Association (ADEA)
  • European Society of Endodontology (ESE)
  • International Federation of Endodontics Associations (IFEA)
  • International Association of Dental Trauma (IADT)
  • Alpha Omega Fraternity (AO)
  • Washington State Dental Association (WSDA)
  • Washington State Association of Endodontists (WSAE)
  • Honorary membership Sociedad Paraguaya de Endodoncia (SPE)
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society (OKU)