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. VilkinDr. 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. SteinDr. Debra Stein, D.M.D., M.M.Sc.

Dr. Stein was born and raised in Los Angeles California. She moved east to pursue her education. Dr. Stein graduated from The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Dental Medicine. She stayed in Philadelphia to complete a General Practice Residency Program at Albert Einstein Medical Center. It was there that she attended to medically compromised patients in the clinic and in the operating room, as well as traumatic injuries to the dentoalveolar process.  After her training in at Penn and Einstein, she completed her postdoctoral training in conventional and microsurgical endodontics at Harvard University’s School of Dental Medicine. It was at Harvard that she also obtained her Masters in Medical Science in Oral Biology and completed her thesis on OroFacial Pain and Trigeminal Neuralgia. Her work was presented at the annual conference of The Academy of Orofacial Pain. Upon graduation, Dr Stein stayed in Boston and practiced endodontics in a private practice setting for eleven years. During this time, she also taught predoctoral students as well as postdoctoral residents at The Brigham and Women’s Hospital and at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Stein is a member of The American Dental Association, The  California Dental Society, and The American Board of Endodontics. In her spare time she enjoys art projects with her daughter, theatre, and film, and cake decorating.




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West Valley EndodonticsGroup
5363 Balboa Blvd Suite 531 
Encino, CA 91316
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