Aspen Dental – 12813 N Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, FL 33618
Board Certified Endodontist – Root Canal Specialist
Before COVID became a global pandemic, Dr. Reham El-Hennawey boarded a plane to Guatemala on a simple mission: provide free dental care to underprivileged children in different parts of the world through the Global Dental Relief program. The mission trip offered free dental treatment and in 5 days, this extraordinary team served 882 children in conditions that were very primitive, compared to most dental clinics in the U.S. Yet, the team managed to offer treatment to kids who may never see a dentist again in their lives.
It’s that sense of compassion that Dr. El-Hennawey brings to her patients each day in her daily practice at Aspen Dental, where she offers treatment at 11 locations across the Tampa Bay area. In fact, anyone who has used the saying, “I’d rather have a root canal,” hasn’t met Dr. El-Hennawey.
“What a wonderful and compassionate doctor,” said one of Dr. El-Hennawey’s patients in an online review. “I recently had a root canal performed by Dr. El-Hennawey- she was well prepared, efficient, and very caring. I could not be happier with the work she performed for me!” Another patient added: “I had to have a root canal done and Dr. El-Hennawey takes all the stress and fear out of the procedure! She’s friendly and professional and puts you at ease. I love that she explains every step of the process and gives you a chance to ask questions.”
Dr. El-Hennawey started her career in dentistry in Canada at the University of Western Ontario, where she received her DDS. However, her interest in the profession began long before she started her formal education. “I knew from a very young age that I wanted to spend a lifetime helping people, and so much of what we do in dentistry goes far beyond addressing the general physical issues patients have with their teeth,” said Dr. El-Hennawey. “A healthy and confident smile is good for general health, but it’s also great for the soul.”
After she completed her DDS, she further developed her dental skills by completing a residency program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the University of Rochester in New York. It was there that her interest in endodontics grew. She then attended the University of Detroit Mercy in Michigan, where she successfully completed a Specialty in Endodontics with a Masters of Science degree. Dr. El-Hennawey is among only 20% of Endodontists in America who are board certified with the American Board of Endodontics.
For those of you not familiar with endodontists, they are specialists who focus on diagnosing tooth pain and performing root canals and other procedures to treat the nerve inside the tooth. In many cases, a diseased tooth can be saved with endodontic treatment. Fewer than three percent of dentists are trained as endodontists.
With over a decade of experience and more than 11,000 root canal cases completed, Dr. El-Hennawey has excelled in her field. She has been working at Aspen Dental for more than six years and has been the #1 Endodontist across the entire Aspen Dental network, which consists of more than 900 offices nationwide, for four consecutive years.
When she’s not working with her patients, Dr. El-Hennawey enjoys a wide variety of leisure activities including dancing, listening to live music, exercising and traveling. She loves to dance in a variety of styles including ballet, tap and jazz. She’s also an avid runner, having completed a half marathon each year for the past decade and loves to combine her interests in living a healthy lifestyle while traveling – like hiking, swimming and being on a beach anywhere in the world.