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arbutus endodontics
Dr Brett Owatz
Dr Mike Magnusson
Meet the Doctors
Dr Brett Owatz

Dr. Owatz has been involved with organized dentistry for over twenty five years and has enjoyed all of his experiences thoroughly in Victoria and around the world. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, fishing and  woodworking, if you visit Arbutus Endodontics you will notice some of his handiwork. He also loves to spend time with his busy young family and tries to attend all of their practices and games, rain or shine. He and his family also love to travel, especially to locales with warm waters where you can snorkel and boogie board.

 

Dr Owatz completed his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of Saskatchewan College of Dentistry (1997). Following graduation he moved to Vancouver Island where he practiced general dentistry for over two years.  He was then offered a position by the government of the United Arab Emirates where he practiced general dentistry for four years. Knowing that he wanted to specialize in Endodontics, Dr. Owatz then accepted a Preceptor position at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Dental Medicine Department of Endodontics. He then continued his training at the world renowned endodontic graduate program in the same department  and earned his Certificate in Endodontics and Master of Science in Endodontics (2007). Following defense of his thesis in San Antonio, Dr. Owatz accepted a position as Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine. After a short time in sunny Las Vegas, Dr. Owatz decided to relocate to Canada and spent the next six years practicing endodontics in Victoria, BC.  He then took a two year sabbatical to Saudi Arabia working for the worlds largest company, Saudi Aramco, as a Consultant Endodontist.

 

Dr. Owatz has been invitied to lecture to dentists and endodontists in North America and the Middle East and was received several awards for his research on the perception of pain in endodontic patients. He is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Journal of Endodontics, the premier journal for the specialty and a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.

 

Publications

Measurement of mechanical allodynia and local anesthetic efficacy in patients with irreversible pulpitis and acute periradicular periodontitis. Khan AA*, Owatz CB*, Schindler WG, Schwartz SA, Keiser K, Hargreaves KM. JOURNAL OF ENDODONTICS, Vol. 33, No. 7, p. 796-9.

 

The development of a diagnostic instrument for the measurement of mechanical allodynia in endodontic pain patients. Khan AA, McCreary BF, Owatz CB, Schindler WG, Schwartz SA, Keiser K, Hargreaves KM. JOURNAL OF ENDODONTICS, Vol. 33, No. 6, p. 663-6.

 

The incidence of mechanical allodynia in patients with irreversible pulpitis. Owatz CB*, Khan AA*, Schindler WG, Schwartz SA, Keiser K, Hargreaves KM. JOURNAL OF ENDODONTICS, Vol. 33, No. 5, p. 552-6.

 

Central sensitization and the development of bilateral mechanical allodynia in patients with irreversible pulpitis and acute periradicular periodontitis. Owatz CB*, Khan AA*, Schindler WG, Schwartz SA, Keiser K, Hargreaves KM. JOURNAL OF ENDODONTICS, Vol. 33, No. 3, p. 340, March 2007. (Abstract)

 

Enterococcus faecalis: Its role in root canal treatment failure and current concepts in retreatment. Stuart CH, Schwartz SA, Beeson TJ, Owatz CB. JOUNAL OF ENDODONTICS, Vol. 32, No. 2, p. 93-8, February 2006.

 

Incidence and pain intensity in patients with irreversible pulpitis and acute periradicular periodontitis. Owatz CB, Khan AA, McCreary BF, Schindler WG, Schwartz SA, Keiser K, Hargreaves KM. JOURNAL OF ENDODONTICS, VOL. 32, No. 3, p. 235, OR 7, March 2006. (Abstract)

 

The development of a diagnostic instrument for the measurement of mechanical allodynia in endodontic pain patients. Khan AA, McCreary BF, Owatz CB, Schindler WG, Schwartz SA, Keiser K, Hargreaves KM. JOURNAL OF ENDODONTICS, Vol. 32, No. 3, p. 235, OR 6, March 2006. (Abstract)

 

Update: Pre-emptive analgesics: An animal study on the effect of morphine, ibuprofen and local anesthetics. Keiser K, Owatz CB. In Cohen S, Hargreaves KM, editors: Pathways of the Pulp [Electronic version], St. Louis, 2006, Elsevier.

 

 Dr. Owatz is affiliated with the following professional organizations:

 

    American Association of Endodontists

    American Board of Endodontics

    Association of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia

    British Columbia Endodontic Society

    Canadian Academy of Endodontics

    Canadian Dental Association

    Royal College of Dentists of Canada

    Victoria and District Dental Society

 

 

Dr Mike Magnusson

Dr. Mike Magnusson started practicing dentistry in the town of Sparwood, BC.  While there, he took full advantage of the East Kootenay rivers and mountains, with much of his time spent snowboarding, fly fishing, and hiking.  Although he enjoyed his work and lifestyle in a rural setting, he ultimately returned to the Lower Mainland where he continued his dental practice as an associate in North Burnaby.  After 7 years of general practice, his interest in endodontics led him to enroll in the graduate program at the University of British Columbia.  While there, Dr. Magnusson focused his research on the effects of irrigation sequence on root canal dentin.  This topic gave him an appreciation for the many aspects that contribute to the longevity of a tooth.  He remains committed to science and believes that innovations in materials, technology and research make this an exciting time for endodontics!

 

Dr. Magnusson also has a keen interest in music and holds a bachelor’s degree in Jazz Performance with a major in percussion.  These days when he is not practicing endo (or the drums), you can find him on the water, on his bike or in his running shoes.  He is very happy to be in Victoria, and to be joining the team at Arbutus Endodontics.

 

Dr. Magnusson is affiliated with the following professional organizations:

 

    American Association of Endodontists

    American Board of Endodontics

    Association of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia

    British Columbia Endodontic Society

    Canadian Academy of Endodontics

    Canadian Dental Association

    Royal College of Dentists of Canada

    Victoria and District Dental Society