Dr. Jonathan Blacher is a Milwaukee, Wisconsin native and a graduate of the University of Minnesota. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Nutrition Science before attending dental school in Glendale, Arizona at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine.
During dental school, Dr. Blacher researched mandibular anatomical variations as a potential source for unsuccessful mandibular block anesthesia. Dr. Blacher went on to publish his work in the March 2016 issue of the Journal of Endodontics. His article, “Variation in Location of the Mandibular Foramen/Inferior Alveolar Nerve Complex Given Anatomic Landmarks Using Cone-beam Computed Tomographic Scans,” was a novel approach to digitally evaluating diﬀerences in human anatomy among patients.
After completing his DMD program, Dr. Blacher accepted an Endodontic residency position at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. While at UConn, Dr. Blacher earned his Endodontic Certiﬁcate, as well as his Master’s degree in Dental Science. During his 3-year advanced specialty training in endodontics, Dr. Blacher conducted research pertaining to clinical experiences of endodontic residents across the United States. “Deﬁning Endodontic Residents’ Clinical Experiences: A National Survey,” was the topic of Dr. Blacher’s Thesis, and was published in the May 2019 issue of the Journal of Dental Education.
Dr. Blacher is board certiﬁed and a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics after passing the written, oral, and case history portfolio examinations.
Dr. Blacher specializes in non-surgical root canal procedures and retreatments, as well as surgical apicoectomies and various emergency procedures aimed at relieving pain and saving patients’ natural dentition. Dr. Blacher is a valued member of the Essential Endodontics team and enjoys spending his free time with his family, playing with his chocolate lab (Olive), working out, playing golf, and cheering for the Green Bay Packers. He met his wife Christina during his time at dental school in Arizona. She also works as a dentist practicing in Allen, Texas.