North County Endodontics, Encinitas ,Ca

Encinitas, CA

Behnaz Cheikh , D.D.S.

Dr. Behnaz Cheikh

Dr.  Behnaz Cheikh completed her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Minnesota in Genetics and Cellular Biology in 1987. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with distinction from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1994. While in private practice in San Francisco, she obtained her AEGD certificate from the University of California in San Francisco, UCSF with an emphasis in Hospital Dentistry and Oral Medicine.

Dr. Cheikh completed two years of  Advanced Endodontic Residency at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry,  USC , where she received extensive training in microscopic endodontic treatment. She has been practicing as an Endodotist for the past 5 years

Dr. Cheikh enjoys snow skiing, traveling, playing the piano, painting, and reading in her leisure time. She is fluent in French and has had amazing life experiences traveling the world.

She is n active  is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association and the California Dental Association.



We Use the Latest Technology

The surgical operating microscope offers increased magnification and illumination for all procedures.  Whether we are evaluating the outside surface of a tooth for a crack, locating miniscule root canals, removing a broken file from a root canal, ensuring the canals are thoroughly cleaned,  or filling the root canal systems, the microscope benefits treatment.   Even the smallest detail is brought clearly into view, not only for the doctor and assistant, but also for the patient via specially mounted video monitors.

Patient Testimonials

"This is the finest endodontist--for that matter any dental care I have ever received. The commitment to care and explanations are outstanding. Thanks for the excellent care by the entire staff" -Betty N.

"This was my first positive experience at a dentist in over 20 years. Very caring!" -Dolores C.

"I initially met Dr. Cheikh many years ago when I was having emergency gum surgery in San Francisco. Even though I was dubious at the time, Dr. Cheikh immediately put me at ease and reassured me that everything would work out just fine, which of course, it did. Her knowledge of dentistry, her caring and sensitive manner, and her fun personality have earned her my  "favorite dentist in the world" title. I would highly recommed Dr. Cheikh for all your dental needs." -Maryann H.

"Dr. Cheikh is a top expert in her field. She has conducted years of research in dentistry as well as taught in one of the nations top universities. Her work is thorough and detailed. Dr. Cheikh is sensitive to her patients' needs and is able to communicate medical terminology in a non-threatening manner, putting her patients at ease." -Alexandra S.

"Who would have ever thought that a root canal would be such a pleasant, painless experience. That was exactly what happened when I was referred to Dr. Cheikh. The level of treatment and care was extraordinary. Her offices are bright and inviting, the mood relaxed, calm, and peaceful. She had all of the most modern technical equipment to handle any emergency, from the latest x-ray equipment to the microscopes and video monitors. I look forward to seeing her any time for further endodontic treatment." - Sincerely, Grace S.