Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Dr. Jovicich

Dr. Thomas Jovicich, D.M.D.

Dr. Thomas Jovicich was born in Chicago, IL. where he lived until college. He attended and graduated from the University of Arizona where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. He obtained a Masters of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Southern California.

Dr. Jovicich attended dental school and obtained his DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1986 and received endodontic training at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in 1988. Upon completion of his training, he served on the faculty of USC in addition to building his private practice in Encino, CA.

Dr. Jovicich lectures around the world on current topics in endodontics and is a key opinion leader on the board of Sybron Dental Specialities. He has worked with Sybron to develop numerous products currently in use in the endodontic field in addition to authoring and publishing numerous articles in various endodontic journals.

Dr. Jovicich also works as a legal expert in dental malpractice cases. 

  

 

 

Dr. Vilkin

Dr. Barry Vilkin, D.M.D., M.Sc.D.

Dr. Barry Vilkin grew up right here in the San Fernando Valley where he met his wife Melissa at Taft High School.  He received a Bachelor of Arts from Claremont McKenna College and his Doctor of Dental Medicine, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Endodontics, and Master’s Degree in Science from Boston University.

Dr. Vilkin belongs to the San Fernando Valley Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.  He is the co-founder of the Mont Blanc Endodontic Study Group, the Western Prosthodontic Study Group, and the West Valley Endodontic Study Group.  Dr. Vilkin was also the founder and editor of The Endodontic Report as well as a visiting lecturer and former clinical instructor of Endodontics at the UCLA School of Dentistry.  He also has given continuing education courses in endodontics to dentists from throughout the United States at UCLA.  Dr. Vilkin serves as an expert witness on legal cases of alleged malpractice and with cases presented to the Dental Board of California.  He is also actively involved in the development of new instruments and techniques to improve endodontics.  

 

  

 

 

Dr. Ballen

Dr. Jeffrey B. Ballen. D.M.D.

Dr. Jeffrey Ballen was born and raised in New York City and attended the City College of New York. After graduation he moved to Boston to attend Dental School and is a 1970 graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

He spent 2 yrs. active duty in the US Air Force Dental Corps following graduation. After several years in Boston as a General Dentist, Dr. Ballen entered the Endodontic program at Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry and found his niche. The practice of Endodontics as a dental specialty has been extremely rewarding professionally, and after 37 years in practice he still gets excited about his chosen field.

Dr. Ballen relocated to California in 1984, and has been in this practice since that date. He taught at the UCLA School of Dentistry for 10 years, and has been a member of the American Association of Endodontics, the California Dental Association, and the San Fernando Valley Dental Association.  He resides in Westlake Village, and is an avid golfer and traveler. He is a history buff and enjoys all types of trivia, and most importantly enjoys his work as much now as he did at the onset.

 

 

 

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West Valley Endodontics Group
5363 Balboa Blvd Suite 534 
Encino, CA 91316
Pn: 818-986-6777
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