Caring for your whole-body health, from the inside out.

Dr Valerie Kanter

Dr. Valerie Kanter

Board-Certified Endodontist in Westwood

Founder of Integrative Endodontics


MS in Endodontics, University of Florida
Endodontic Certificate, UF School of Dentistry
DMD, University of Florida
BS in Zoology, University of Florida
NP (Naturopathic Practitioner), ACIMD

Empowering Patients & Peers with a Fresh Paradigm.

“As I connect with each patient and they share their journey with me, I listen carefully and offer insights to improve their health. We then co-create an individualized treatment plan that supports their long-term well-being.”

Helping to transform patients’ health – and empowering each patient to enjoy wellness – is at the core of Dr. Valerie Kanter’s mission.

With every patient, she brings a mindful, soothing, and calm disposition to her work and their dialogue. She knowledgeably explains each step of the treatment and utilizes gentle, more pain-free techniques to perform state-of-the-art procedures in the scope of integrative endodontics. Understand our wholistic approach.

To extend this model beyond her own practice, Valerie Kanter, DMD, educates fellow dentists, so their patients can also experience greater well-being through advanced technology and integrative approaches to care. In addition to regularly speaking at dental and endodontic conferences, she teaches at the prestigious UCLA School of Dentistry.

When not working with patients or teaching, she loves spending time in L.A. and the nature nearby. Learning, traveling, and connecting with others in her community are some of Dr. Kanter’s passions, as well as practicing yoga and meditation.


Board Certification in Endodontics (ABE)
Board Certification in Integrative Biologic Dental Medicine (ABIMD)
Board-Certified Naturopathic Practitioner (ANMA)
PHAST™ Start Laser Training/PIPS® Certification (Fotona)
GentleWave® Procedure Certification (Sonendo)
Academy of Laser Dentistry Standard Certification (ALD)
Academy of Laser Dentistry Advanced Certification (ALD) – in progress
Institute of Functional Medicine Certification (IFM) – in progress
Advanced Oxygen & Ozone Therapy in Dentistry Certification (ACIMD)
Care Esthetics Certification (PRFEDU)


American Association of Endodontics (AAE)
American Board of Endodontics (ABE)
American College of Integrative Medicine and Dentistry (ACIMD)
American Naturopathic Medicine Association (ANMA)
International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT)
Holistic Dental Association (HDA)
Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD)
American Academy of Ozonotherapy (AAOT)
Frequencies That MEND
Food as Medicine Institute
Fluoride Action Network (FAN)
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)

Dr. Kanter is AMAZING. I’ve had root canals done by other Dr’s but nothing compares to how I felt in Dr. Kanter’s chair.

Rita S.

She is very committed to her path and I don’t think I will ever come across another person like Dr. Val in my lifetime. All my expectations were well exceeded!

Dr. Uzi Kamal, DDS

She is incredibly knowledgeable, very kind & patient and I highly recommend her to anyone! She has the most state-of-the-art equipment, pristine office, and friendliest staff ever! She is simply the best!

Casey D.

Dr. Val Kanter is an amazing person, which follows through into her dentistry… I no longer have sensitivity to hot or cold, when before I could barely chew on that side of my mouth without terrible pain.

Joshua M.
Joshua M.

Dr. Kanter is welcoming, thorough and leading the industry in protocols for root canals and takes a cautious but confident approach. No one loves dental work and I have had a lot-some old, some new, some done well and sadly, some not. I now know I’m in good hands. Makes the time, investment and discomfort so much better. Educate yourselves and you’ll want this office in your go-to list of resources!

M. Sauer

Another tooth saved thanks to Dr Valerie Kanter . She is professional , kind , compassionate & knowledgeable . Beautiful sanitized office and friendly helpful staff . Dr Kanter takes time with each patient to answer questions and educate patients on the procedure . I am so fortunate to be one of her patients . Highly recommended !

Fariba Y.