Meet Dr. Elena Kan
Dr. Elena Kan is a Board Certified Endodontist (ABE). Less than 25% of endodontists hold the prestigious ABE Certification. Dr. Kan achieved the Certificate in Endodontics and Master of Science degree from the Department of Endodontics 3-year post-doctorate graduate specialty program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. Her research during her residency was titled, “Periapical Microsurgery: The Effects of Locally Injected Dexamethasone on Post-Operative Healing”, which studied the effects of steroids on reducing pain and healing time. Her research was published in the industry’s top publication, Journal of Endodontics.
Dr. Kan is licensed to practice in both Florida and North Carolina. She is a member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Endodontists, Florida Endodontic Association and numerous local dental organizations.
She was born in Russia, and attended Omsk Regional Medical College for her degree in dentistry. She practiced general dentistry in Omsk for a decade. Before immigrating to the U.S., she was practicing general dentistry in a dual clinic setting where she was the senior dentist in one of the clinics that employed 11 dentists. Her extensive experience in operative procedures, cosmetic restorations, pediatric and family dentistry gives her a unique perspective as a specialist.
Upon immigrating to the U.S. in 2003, she began learning English and the basics of the American life. Dr. Kan repeated dental school in U.S. and graduated from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill with her degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS). Afterwards, she continued her education to specialize in Endodontics at UNC.
In her spare time, she loves traveling with her husband, Mike. She also enjoys reading, cooking, practicing yoga, and walking on the beach.