Alan S. Law, DDS, PhD, FICD, FACD

Endodontist

Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics

(651) 636-1072

Locations and Hours Available

  • Clinical Hours
    Lake Elmo/Woodbury

    Monday: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (2 times per month)
    Tuesday: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Thursday: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Business Office Phone Hours
    Monday: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Tuesday: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Thursday: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Education

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (1991), University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Certificate in Endodontics (1995), University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Iowa City, Iowa

Advanced Training

  • Ph.D., "Mechanisms and Modulation of Orofacial Pain," Department of Pharmacology, University of Iowa

Special Professional Interests

  • Past President of the Minnesota Association of Endodontists.
  • Past Director of the American Association of Endodontists. 
  • Past President of the American Board of Endodontics.
  • Director of the College of Diplomates, American Board of Endodontics
  • Published a number of articles on dental-related pain and anxiety, and tissue regeneration in scientific and clinical journals.
  • Presented research at numerous scientific meetings.
  • Invited speaker at universities and dental organizations.

Professional Activities

  • College of Diplomates, American Board of Endodontics
  • American Dental Association
  • Minnesota Dental Association
  • American Association of Endodontics
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Endodontics, University of Minnesota

Personal

Dr. Law and his wife, Sandy and their twins live in White Bear Lake where they enjoy the lakes, nearby parks and great neighbors. Besides his endodontic practice, Dr. Law teaches continuing education courses, does clinical research, and enjoys playing the piano, hiking, kickboxing and any activity with his family. Sandy is an orthodontist and practices with The Dental Specialists.

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Publications

Law A. Considerations for regeneration procedures. J Endod 2013;39:S44–S56. (Abstract)

Nixdorf DR, Law AS, Look JO, Rindal DB, Durand EU, Kang W, Agee BS, Fellows JL, Gordan VV, Gilbert GH; National Dental PBRN Collaborative Group.Large-scale clinical endodontic research in the national dental practice-based research network: study overview and methods. J Endod 2012;38(11):1470-8. (Abstract)

Law AS. Outcomes of regenerative endodontic procedures.  Dent Clin North Am. 2012;56(3):627-37. (Abstract)

Mattscheck DJ, Law AS, Nixdorf D, The Nonodontogenic Toothache, in Pathways of the Pulp, Cohen S, Hargreaves KM eds, St. Louis, 2010, Elsevier.

Hargreaves KM, Law AS, Regenerative Endodontics, in Pathways of the Pulp Cohen S, Hargreaves KM eds, St. Louis, 2010, Elsevier.

Nixdorf DR, Moana-Filho EJ, Law AS, McGuire LA, Hodges JS, John MT. Frequency of nonodontogenic pain after endodontic therapy: a systematic review and meta-analysis.  J Endod 2010 Sep;36(9):1494-8. (Abstract)

Law AS, Utoft Durand, E, Rindal DB, Nixdorf DR., for the DPBRN Collaborative Group.  Doctor, Why Does My Tooth Still Hurt? Northwest Dent 2010;89(1):33-36. (Abstract)

Nixdorf DR, Moana Filho EJ, McGuire LA, Hodges JS, Law AS, John MT.  Frequency of persistent tooth pain following root canal therapy: a systematic review and meta-analysis.  J Endod  2010;36:224-230. (Abstract)

Levin LG, Law AS, Holland GR, Abbott PV, Roda RS. Identify and define all diagnostic terms for pulpal health and disease states. J Endod 2009 Dec;35(12):1645-57. (Abstract)

Mattscheck DJ, Law AS, The Nonodontogenic Toothache, in Pathways of the Pulp, Cohen S, Hargreaves KM eds, St. Louis, 2006, Elsevier, p 59-89. (Abstract)

Doyle SL, Hodges JS, Pesun IJ, Law AS, Bowles WR.  Retrospective cross sectional comparison of initial nonsurgical root canal treatment and single-tooth implants. Compendium, 2007, June 28(6):296-301. (Abstract)

Doyle SL, Hodges JS, Pesun IJ, Law AS, Bowles WR.  Retrospective cross sectional comparison of initial nonsurgical root canal treatment and single-tooth implants. J Endod 2006 Sept;32(9):822-827. (Abstract)

Locher-Claus MT, Erickson TE, Law AS, Johnson WT, Gebhart GF.  Effects of pre-emptive morphine, ibuprofen or local anesthetic on fos expression in the spinal trigeminal nucleus following tooth pulp exposure in the rat. J Endod 2005 Aug;31(8):578-83. (Abstract)

Law AS, Withrow JC, Endodontic case difficulty assessment and referral, Endodontic Colleagues for Excellence, Spring/Summer 2005.

Law AS, Beaumont RH. Resolution of furcation bone loss associated with vital pulp tissue after nonsurgical root canal treatment of three-rooted mandibular molars: a case report of identical twins. J Endod. 2004 Jun;30(6):444-7. (Abstract)

Hartwig AC, Mathias SI, Law AS, Gebhart GF. Characterization and opiod modulation of inflammatory temporomandibular joint pain in the rat. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2003 Nov;61(11):1302-9. (Abstract)

Mattscheck DJ, Law AS, Noblett WC. Retreatment versus initial root canal treatment: factors affecting posttreatment pain. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radio Endod. 2001 Sep;92(3):321-4. (Abstract)

Steen Law SL, Southard KA, Law AS, Logan HL, Jakobsen JR. An evaluation of preoperative ibuprofen for treatment of pain associated with orthodontic separator placement. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2000 Dec;118(6):62-35. (Abstract)

Law AS, Baumgardner KR, Meller ST, Gebhart GF. Localization and changes in NADPH-diaphorase reactivity and nitric oxide synthase immunoreactivity in rat pulp following tooth preparation. J Dent Res. 1999 Oct;78(10):1585-95. (Abstract)

Baumgardner KR, Law AS, Gebhart FG. Localization and changes in superoxide dismutase immunoreactivity in rat pulp after tooth preparation. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 1999 Oct;88(4):488-95. (Abstract)

Lilly JP, Law AS. Atypical odontalgia misdiagnosed as odontogenic pain: a case report and discussion of treatment. J Endod. 1997 May;23(5):337-9. (Abstract)

Law AS, Lily JP. Trigeminal neuralgia mimicking odontogenic pain. A report of two cases. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 1995 Jul;80(1):96-100. (Abstract)

Law A, Logan H, Baron RS. Desire for control, felt control, and stress inoculation training during dental treatment. J Pers Soc Psychol. 1994 Nov;67(5):926-36. (Abstract)

Logan HL, Baron RS, Keeley K, Law A, Stein S. Desired control and felt control as mediators of stress in a dental setting. Health Psychol. 1991;10(5):352-9. (Abstract)