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I had a root canal done and didn’t feel any pain. It’s been two days and I have a little discomfort. I strongly recommend.

5-Star Google Review – Michael Hatch June, 2023

I’ve had the pleasure of getting 2 root canals in as many months by Dr. Stephens and his team this year. To say it was a pleasure is barely even an exaggeration! These folks make getting a root canal as easy as a cleaning at other offices!
Of course, nobody wants to get a root canal. But, if you do need one, do yourself a favor. Get it done here.

5.0 star Yelp rating – Scott K.  Seattle – 9/13/2020

Great doctor and staff. Highly recommend.

5-Star Google Review – Trish Murphy Jan 22, 2020

I highly recommend Dr. James R Stephens and his team, if you require any type of endodontic care. Dr. Stephens and his team are the benchmark, by which all endodontic doctors should be compared. It will be overly apparent from your first visit, that their primary concern is their patients. They go above and beyond to deliver quality care. They provide extremely skilled, compassionate, and gentle care. On a scale of 1- 5 stars I would give them 100, they are that good!!!

5-Star Google Review Debe Gass May 25, 2019

James R. Stephens, D.D.S., M.Sc.D. and his staff Crystal, who is an angel and Cheryl also angelic, have given me 10 star care. My molar, was a big challenge. The many treatments necessary because of calcified roots, an infection and waiting too long for treatment were handled with professional concern, intense technical care and accepting supportive interpersonal interactions. I now have a fantastic outcome; a tooth saved one root at a time. I have given them a glowing report to my family dentist who referred me. She said, “Didn’t I tell you he (Dr. Stephens) is the BEST!”

5-Star Google Review – Ann Wiltse – Apr 24, 2019

Excellent customer care by; Dr, Stephens and His staff!!! Root canals are no joke. However, being pain free is even better. Dr. Stephens and his team take the time to make the procedure as smooth as possible and they listen to there patients.

5-Star Google Review – Scot McSwane – Apr 19, 2019

Dr Stephens and his team are a professional, caring team. Dr Stephens explained in detail the procedure, showing me the images. I experienced little discomfort, as a matter of fact i was so comfortable and pain free during the procedure that i kept falling asleep. In between naps, i was entertained with witty conversation. I highly recommend dr stephens and his team, Cheryl and Crystal.

5-Star Google Review – Debra Santos – Mar 3, 2019

Dr. Stephens does AMAZING work. I can’t thank the staff and Dr Stephens enough!!! After having my life disrupted for 7 days from dental pain I was able to sleep that night from having the root canal procedure and relieving my mouth and life!! Another wonderful positive part of the experience is that I wasn’t uncomfortable or anxious during the procedures!! In the past I’ve had to take anxiety meds before dental appointment with procedures. Both Crystal and Dr Stephens are very gentle and explain everything in detail to make sure you understand and are comfortable. All of them are very pleasant and caring staff (family) in the office. Thank you again for the relief!! #TeamDrStephensforall!!!

5.0 star Yelp rating – Juanita W. – Auburn, WA – 2/23/2019

Dr. Stephens was AMAZING!!!! I truly wish I could give this place more stars. I am a stickler for customer service, especially when it comes to my self care, and this place EXCEEDED all of my expectations. I needed a Root Canal and I was so nervous because of all the horror stories and this was my first one. So when I went in, right off the bat, the atmosphere was warm and welcoming. Cheryl was such a sweetheart and helped me figure out a payment schedule that worked best for me. She was extremely helpful and so kind. When I went back, the top notch customer service did not stop. Crystal took fantastic care of me as well. She made sure I was comfortable and not in any pain. She was gentle with a caring touch. And Dr. Stephens. He made my Root Canal feel so comfortable. I legit fell asleep in the chair. When he is working on you, you don’t feel a thing. I had a lot of anxiety going into the appointment, but as soon as I started talking to them, it all went out th window. Not only did I feel comfortable, but they are quick and efficient. Words can not really explain how happy I am with Dr. Stephens Endo clinic. I can never go anywhere else, because I highly doubt anyone can match their level of professionalism, poise, character, kindness, and efficiency. I am truly thankful that I was recommended to his office. If you are looking for an Endo clinic, I HIGHLY suggest Dr. Stephens at South Center. Everyone deserves to have the best of the best.

5-Star Google Review – Christen Lee – Dec 27, 2018

Dr. Stephens and staff are amazing. I came here originally about 10 years ago when I had trauma occur to my front teeth. They explained to me then that I had a dead tooth and I would need a root canal. The thought of root canal scared me so I put it off for roughly 10 years. I was afraid it was going to be painful. I wish I would of gotten this done 10 years ago because they made my experience painless. My tooth started changing color which finally gave me no choice but to get the work done. I am so glad I came back to Dr. Stephens. His wonderful staff, Cheryl and Crystal made me feel right at home. During the procedure, they were very informative and explained what they were going to be doing and what I was going to feel. Overall, I had a wonderful experience, I would recommend them to everyone. Thanks again Dr. Stephens.

5-Star Google Review – Kristin Jackson – Dec 20, 2018

Not only do they do great work, but they gain extra stars in my book for helping this big baby feel relaxed and comfortable. I would not think of going anywhere else!

5-Star Google Review – Angela Florek – Nedwick – Dec 1, 2018


Dr. Stephens was amazing. It was an absolute pleasure letting him work on my mouth. I would recommend him to anyone I know.

5-Star Google Review – Martin Herron – Oct 25, 2018

Super friendly staff and Dr Stephens does an amazing job! I was not thrilled at all to get a root canal done, but Dr Stephens and his staff were fantastic, easy to trust, and very personable. They knew what they were doing and really cared about your experience and time!!!

5-Star Google Review – Edina Jupic – Sep 30, 2018


I was a new patient in pain and needed a root canal right away. Dr. Stephens and his staff kindly squeezed me in with little notice and completed my procedure in one visit. The entire staff was ultra courteous and caring. The treatment was gentle and pain free and carefully explained prior to the procedure. My husband enjoyed waiting for me with the doctor’s complimentary Keurig coffee maker.

5.0 star Yelp rating – Ann P. – Tacoma, WA – 3/13/2018

I DO NOT LIKE DENTIST, Dentist mean needles, I HATE NEEDLES. Then the worst words in the world were spoken, I needed a root canal, call the medics!! Then I met Dr. Stephens, quaking in my boots, scared out of my wits I went into his world. DANG, he managed to calm me down, he cared about my mental state and I was finally able to sit in the chair, not hover two feet above it. In talking with him I almost forgot the purpose of my visit, ALMOST. Dr. Stephens explained what he was going to do, what a chair-side manner he has, so calming. When he was finally done, perfection! He cares about his work and how you are doing. OK, have to admit it, I would go back to Dr. Stephens anytime and cannot recommend him highly enough. His assistant and staff are outstanding, making a most excellent team. If you need root work he is the guy to see. All the reviews hit the mark right on. Thanks Doc!

5.0 star rating on Yelp – Dorothy C. – Renton – 6/30/2017

“Before having my first root canal i was scared senseless, and had actually opted for 1 tooth to be pulled rather than having a root canal. When an important tooth needed one and i had to ‘bite the bullet’, i am SO glad my dentist refers to Doctor Stephens. The entire team there is so sweet and welcoming, and they do everything they can to make sure you feel comfortable throughout the whole process. Dr. Stephens is a kick on the pants, too! A very kind, funny guy! Definitely suggest this team for your endo needs!”

Happy Patient as seen on Google

“My first root canal. DDS Stevens was very gentle and we were able to get the entire procedure done in one sitting. Although pain medication was prescribed just in case, I have not experienced any swelling. Quick and painless! Very thorough and friendly staff.”

Diana L as seen on Google

“Let’s face it getting a root canal is never fun but, if you have to get one Dr. Stephen’s is gentle, funny, kind and never in a hurry to get you out of the office. Four generations of us have seen him and we would not see anyone else! I am a huge Yelp user and you can count on all the raving reviews he has.”

Gina M. as seen on Yelp!

I love Dr. Stephens and his staff. I had to get two root canals and the experience was virtually painless. Dr. Stephens has an amazing chairside manner. He’s very caring and concerned about patient comfort. He has a laid-back demeanor, as though there isn’t a worry in the world, yet he’s an absolute perfectionist when it comes to his work. At the end of my second root canal, as I was leaving the office, I quite genuinely said, “It was fun,” and we both started to laugh. Dr. Stephens kept me well entertained with amusing stories throughout my procedure…and it really was fun…for a root canal that is!”

Lisa B. as seen on Yelp!

I fly to Seattle just to see Dr. Stephens and his team. He has been my endo for the past 12 years. State of the art equipment, great staff everyone been there for a long time. Dr. Stephens is very meticulous and I am happy to have found him.

Hans D. as seen on Yelp!

Yes I agree Dr.Stephens is a true master of his art, I was in Europe with a terrible toothache and flew back with no notice and he took care of my problem immediately. No matter where I will end up you are my Endo, thanks again!

Happy Patient as seen on Yelp!

The best Place to get a root canal Or any DDS work !. Jim owns his practice, And he is one of the Last Great DDS doctors in town. They take out the pain out of seeing a dentist. The staff of people there are the friendliest,Kind And helpful people you could ever meet. Been there many times now And I cant thank them enough with helping me on the cost…I don’t make a lot of money And they have always helped me with the payments ..I love this place !…Im going to be sad if Jim ever retires!

Johnny W. as seen on Yelp!

Dr. Stephens – Thanks again for all the help over the past 18 months. Never thought I’d need 3 root canals in such a short time-span, but your practice has made the experience surprisingly painless. Much thanks!

Nick T. from Facebook Page

Excellent professional services, wonderful friendly supportive staff, great endodontal team.  Better than my expectations, great services, good job.  Thank you All!

Don Jones,  Sitka, Alaska (comment from patient survey)

I had a really bad infection.  This team was the very best. I am so grateful to this team.  I was not just a source of money to this team.  This Dr. and team are the best, greatest.  I cannot say enough about the care they take with you.

Glenda Hayes (comment from patient survey)

Dr. Stephens and staff made a very unpleasant situation bearable with their compassion and sense of humor.  I have already recommended them to friends and have given them a glowing report to the family dentist whom referred me.

From a Satisfied Patient, March 2013 (comment from patient survey)

“To All At Dr. Stephens Office, What a great experience for me again. All is good now in my mouth! Thanks Again, Larry Dime”

From a Satisfied Patient

“NO PAIN at all – gums headed and I feel fantastic – first time in a long time
THANK YOU again for all your help!!! Melinda Esposita”

A satisfied Alaskan Patient

“If your dentist checks your teeth and says, “Oh, oh, you need to have a root canal,” we highly recommend Dr. James R. Stephens, whose practice of Endodontics is located at Southcenter. We have had several occasions to use his services and have always been pleased with the results. He does it right the first time. In emergencies, which seems to be our usual experience, he has always worked us in immediately. His staff is friendly and professional.”

Claudia and Edwin Gillispie

“My first root canal. DDS Stevens was very gentle and we were able to get the entire procedure done in one sitting. Although pain medication was prescribed just in case, I have not experienced any swelling. Quick and painless! Very thorough and friendly staff.”

Diana L as seen on Google

“Amazing Dr.! Very talented & Precise. Very sweet staff.”

Natasha F.