Located in the West Valley Medical Center building, West Valley Endodontics Root Canal Specialists are committed to patient and safety-centered care. Our clinical facilities and equipment meet the most rigorous standards of infection control advocated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, OSHA and the American Dental Association. We are also members of the Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures, an institution dedicated to advancing infection control, and the American Latex Allergy Association, which promotes a latex-safe treatment environment.
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Special Care

Many quality and safety standards can be applied to any clinical service, but each unique condition or procedure also requires specialized care. That’s why we follow standardized condition- or procedure-specific care practices that are known to improve outcomes and continuously measure our compliance with these practices.


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Payment Information

We make every effort to keep down the cost of your care. West Valley Endodontic Group accepts all major PPO insurances and can submit electronically to most. If other arrangements need to be made depending upon circumstances our office manager will be glad to work with you to create a payment plan that fits your budget.

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express and Care Credit.


What We Do

What is Endodontics?


Endodontics is a branch of dentistry recognized by the American Dental Association dealing with treatment of the tooth, dental pulp and surrounding tissues.


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What Our Patients Say

For all the talk of painful root canals, Dr. J made sure I felt none. I've had two root canals here and without any pain. You could not ask for a better experience (obviously it's not a great day for you since you are looking up people to do root canals). The office staff are great and got me in the same day. I was out if the door in under two hours each time with my root canal completed. Just go. Trust me.
K.M. (Dr. Jovicich Patient)
I visited Dr. Vilkin twice for my cracked teeth. He is very professional and kind. He quickly diagnosed what problems I had, which my dentist for the past 10 years could not identify why I had so much pain. He then in no time communicated my dentist about my problems and made suggestions. His staff is also very nice. The office is clean and validates parking. Everyone works efficiently. I did not have to wait to see the doctor. This is a great office with great customer services. If you want to get your teeth taken care of nicely and you feel good, this is the place to go.
A.W. (Dr. Vilkin Patient)
Dr. BALLENS AND HIS STAFF ARE AWESOME. I had two root canals there. DR. Ballens made me feel comfortable and pain free. I was very afraid of the experience, but I was made so comfortable I actually enjoyed going there. Very clean and professional environment. Thanks for everything.
T.C. (Dr. Ballen Patient)
The office staff is great. They really take care of their patients. They treat them like customers, which they are. I have had Dr. Vilkin perform 3 root canals and they have all gone smoothly and painlessly. While I hope to never have another one, I will return to Dr. Vilkin and his great staff.
B.S. (Dr. Vilkin Patient)
I recently needed a root canal and never had one before, so I had to find an endodontist. I was referred to Dr. Vilkin @ West Valley Endodontics. I like most do not like going to the dentist but go begrudgingly. Dr. Vilkin and the wonderful staff at West Valley Endodontics changed all that. Rosa his assistant makes sure you are comfortable and that the music playing is what you want to listen to. Dr Vilkin , during the performance of the root canal continually asked if there was there any pain making sure I was comfortable during the procedure. Wow no pain at all and I was one of the lucky ones with 4 roots to clean out. I no longer have that fear of the dentist thanks to Dr. Vilkin and his staff."
S.Q. (Dr. Vilkin patient)
I've seen Dr. Ballen twice for root canals. He is a master at performing it perfectly without any pain. Also, he was able to see a very small 4th root that my general dentist hadn't seen. "
D.B. (Dr. Ballen patient)
Just had a very thorough consultation with Dr. Ballen. His technician was amazing and she partnered up with Dr. Ballen to take my X-rays since I do not handle them well. The office staff was efficient and kind. Thumbs up!!!! Dr. Ballen is patient and very educational!
A.S. (Dr. Ballen Patient)
I originally referred my patients to Dr. Jovicich for endodontic treatment because a colleague recommended him as an excellent clinician, which is certainly true. However, the reason I have continued to trust him to share in the care of my patients after more than 15 years is because he always places their best interests ahead of his own. That's called integrity- It's rare in our society but it is also something to be highly valued."
M.K. (Referring Dentist)
I have worked as the office manager for Dr. Robert Havis for 14 years. Dr Havis refers to these 3 doctors (almost exclusively) for any needed root canal procedure. These doctors are all very experienced technicians in their field. They are all very gentle, thorough and they all stand by their work. The office has the latest equipment (like microscopes) to help them diagnose fractures in teeth and to help determine whether to invest in doing the root canal procedure or to do an alternate procedure. They have always been genuine, courteous and respectful with me. I would never hesitate to refer anyone to these 3 excellent doctors.
F.L. (Office Manager - Referring Dentist)
I had a root canal with Dr Jovicich. I am one of those who is petrified about these kind of things, but was referred by my excellent dentist, Dr Drossman, so felt like I was in good hands. Dr Jovicich is so kind, gentle, understanding of people with dental fears. This root canal was as good as it gets! Other than a little discomfort from the numbing shot, I felt NO pain. I am 100% pleased! The office is so fabulous, after the root canal, I had discomfort in the area with the temporary tooth, while awaiting the crown. (I had the tooth filled at my dentist after the root canal, this proved not to be successful) Several months later, I went back to Dr Jovicich, to have the tooth checked, not only did they not charge me, but he called and consulted with my dentist to give me the best care. I am so very impressed with this office and Dr Jovicich, I will not go anywhere else for I am sure after their excellent care, any other endodontist office would be a major disappointment!
T.S. (Dr. Jovicich Patient)
I had to have a root canal! I am really fearful of dentist and my tolerance for pain is very very low! However, Dr. Jovicich at West Valley Endodontics made the experience completely uneventful and virtually painless! I still can't believe it!!!
W.Y. (Dr. Jovicich Patient)
I personally really like this doctor. His office is immaculate, his staff is probably one of the more friendly I have encountered, and I have had zero difficulties in scheduling an appointment. In fact, they do their best to squeeze you in if you are having issues with a tooth. Dr. Jovicich came highly recommended to me by Dr. Rossi, who is absolutely the BEST dentist I have ever been to. I trust Dr. Rossi, and he did not lead me wrong in coming to this dentist. Dr. J treated TWO of my root canals and is currently redoing a botched root canal (by another root canal specialist).
B.K. (Dr. Jovicich Patient)
THE MOST AWESOME dental visits I've ever had. I came in for a root canal and there was no pain, he and his assistant were so nice. They were patient with me, made me laugh, worked out a payment plan with me and there was even cool music playing during the procedure. I love this place and I highly recommend it to anyone!!!!
M.G. (Dr. Jovicich patient)
Okay, so today was a day full of dental visits. I've been in pain for three weeks and finally mustered the courage to call Dr. Jovicich. Marlena was amazing! Absolutely amazing! They got me in for a consultation within a couple of hours and then Dr. Jovicich performed the root canal as my nerve was severely inflamed and inciting referral pain throughout my face. He was so personable. They were very attentive and made sure I was comfortable and even gave me a blanket. I'd never had a root canal but if I ever need another... I will return here. I am grateful to have had such a wonderful doctor and support team delivering such top notch care.
N.N. (Dr. Jovicich Patient)
I simply do not have enough good things to say about Dr. Vilkin. I needed a root canal and was referred to him by my dentist. For someone with a fear of needles, the thought of getting a root canal was a worst nightmare. But Dr. Vilkin made the process manageable and was able to completely numb me. I can't believe I'm saying it, but it was basically pain free. Dr. Vilkin is kind, patient and extremely professional. He really cared about my comfort level and made sure to explain each step along the way. I feel lucky to have found someone who made what seemed like the most dreaded dental procedure into a totally pain free experience.
S.B. (Dr. Vilkin patient)
Our dental office has referred patients to the endodontists at West Valley Endodontics for over 20 years. All the doctors are highly skilled and they make what can be a difficult situation simple. The office staff is also great. The assistants make the patients feel comfortable and at ease. The front office personnel are also capable and efficient in their duties. Our patients always return to our office saying what great service and care they received during their root canal treatment. We highly recommend this group.
N.R. (Office Manager - Referring Dentist)

Front Office Team

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Our front office team will welcome you with a smile and attend to all your questions!

From appointments to finances, they will always provide you with the most professional and courteous service! Our administrative team will see to it that you always receive a high level of customer service. If there is anything you may need to make your visit more comfortable do not hesitate to let us know!



Treatment Coordinators

Treatment Coordinators

Our treatment coordinators are caring, comforting, and gentle. Their friendly personalities, patience, and exceptional clinical skills will enhance your visit to our office. If there is anything you may need to make your visit more comfortable do not hesitate to let us know!


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At West Valley Endodontic Group we promise to offer you the best possible patient experience with the highest level of clinical expertise and care.

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West Valley EndodonticsGroup
5363 Balboa Blvd Suite 531 
Encino, CA 91316
Pn: 818-986-6777
Fx: 818-986-6519 
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Hours of operation: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm