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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 dozens of book chapters and articles on dental-related pain and anxiety, and tissue regeneration in scientific and clinical journals
  • Presented research at numerous national and international clinical and 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
Publications

Nixdorf DR, Law AS, John MT, Sobieh RM, Kohli R, Nguyen RH; National Dental PBRN Collaborative Group. Differential diagnoses for persistent pain after root canal treatment: a study in the National Dental Practice-based Research Network. J Endod. 2015 Apr;41(4):457-63.

Nixdorf DR, Law AS, Lindquist K, Reams GJ, Cole E, Kanter K, Nguyen RH, Harris DR; National Dental PBRN Collaborative Group. Frequency, impact, and predictors of persistent pain after root canal treatment: a national dental PBRN study. Pain. 2016 Jan;157(1):159-65

Law AS, Nixdorf DR, Aguirre, AM, Reams GJ, Tortomasi, AJ, Manne BD, Harris DR, Naional Dental PBRN Collaborative Group. Predicting Severe Pain After Root Canal Therapy in the National Dental PBRN. J Dent Res. 2014 Oct 29. pii: 0022034514555144.

Law AS, Nixdorf DR, Rabinowitz I, Reams GJ, Smith JA Jr, Torres AV, Harris DR; National Dental PBRN Collaborative Group. Root canal therapy reduces multiple dimensions of pain: A National Dental Practice-based Research Network study. J Endod. 2014 Nov;40(11):1738-45.

Law AS, Nixdorf DR, Aguirre AM, Reams GJ, Tortomasi AJ, Manne BD, Harris DR; National Dental PBRN Collaborative Group. Predicting severe pain after root Canal therapy in the National Dental PBRN. J Dent Res. 2014 Oct 29

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

Law AS. Considerations for regeneration procedures. Pediatr Dent. 2013 Mar-Apr;35(2):141-52.

Johnson WT, Law AS, McTigue DJ, Moos HL, Vann WF Jr; E/AAPD Organizing Committee. AAE and AAPD symposium overview: Contemporary management of traumatic injuries to the permanent dentition. J Endod. 2013 Mar;39(3 Suppl):S1

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)

Verified Patient Reviews

4.8 out of 5 (266 Reviews) (51 Comments)

Overall patient ratings are based on the average score given by The Dental Specialists patients who voluntarily complete a satisfaction survey from Press Ganey, a nationally recognized firm dedicated to improving patient experience. Click to learn more about our patient ratings.

5 out of 5
October 4, 2019
The visit was great
5 out of 5
September 2, 2019
I was very anxious, both nurse and Dr, reassured me, asking me throughout procedure if I was doing ok? it was greatly appreciated and calming
5 out of 5
August 19, 2019
loved how everything was explained to me
5 out of 5
July 29, 2019
I like Dr. Law, he was funny and usually I am nervous when having a procedure done and I was not at all which was great. He makes you fee comfortable as if you were a friend.
5 out of 5
July 17, 2019
dr law was fabulous. he was very tuned an and noticed I may have hurt a bit and fixed it right away. he had great patient interaction. I like how he treated his dental assistant
5 out of 5
June 6, 2019
Dr. Law was the utmost professional, bright, and competent, yet he was able to explain to clearly explain my options and my root canal procedure in a manner I could understand. He carefully addressed my health history and was calm, super friendly and efficient. I was actually dreading the root canal, but the procedure went quickly, the novocaine was administered swiftly and there was very little discomfort.
5 out of 5
June 3, 2019
There is absolutely nothing negative to say about the whole visit. Where customer service/care is lacking a lot in today's society - that is surely not the case here in Dr. Law's office. Customer service went well above and beyond what I could have imagined.
5 out of 5
May 14, 2019
No criticisms here at all. My questions were thoroughly answered by both doctor and his assistant. Options for treatment were laid out clearly.
5 out of 5
May 13, 2019
Dr Law and professional assistant were very helpful, patient, and caring. Very very satisfied.
5 out of 5
March 4, 2019
will be recommending this place! they were so nice and caring and explained everything in detail. thank you so much
5 out of 5
February 19, 2019
Dr. Law and his assistant were very personable, and if I ever need further endodontic treatment, I will always request Dr. Law. What a friendly, upbeat group of people! I tend to have a bit of dental anxiety due to it being a bit difficult to get numb, but he made me feel very at ease!
5 out of 5
February 18, 2019
Excellent job!
5 out of 5
December 29, 2018
Could not ask for better care!
2.8 out of 5
December 27, 2018
extent of treatment not fully explained during procedure
5 out of 5
December 17, 2018
I was very impressed with the whole process! They talked through every step of the procedure and after care and were very open to questions. And, they were very friendly and respectful!
4.7 out of 5
November 27, 2018
The Dr. and his assistance were friendly and professional
5 out of 5
November 27, 2018
I liked having the doctor explain what he was doing just as a matter of interest. Very interesting.
5 out of 5
November 21, 2018
He was awesome. I was so nervous as I have never had a root canal before or been to this clinic. Everyone was really nice and Dr. Law was amazing. Thank you!
5 out of 5
November 16, 2018
I had a great experience.
5 out of 5
November 10, 2018
Dr. Law was very clear and professional. He genuinely was interested in my treatment and made sure I understood everything that was to come.
4.8 out of 5
November 5, 2018
needed an urgent root canal - they got me in same day - i had very little discomfort in the procedure, nor pain after the novocaine wore off
5 out of 5
October 20, 2018
Dr. Law had me talk to Dr. Yetzer during my same appointment, so I would not have to come in an additional time for another consultation.
5 out of 5
October 15, 2018
Dr. Law did an excellent job at making me feel comfortable and relaxed. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing specialized dental care.
5 out of 5
September 20, 2018
Great care!
5 out of 5
August 21, 2018
information overload - :)
5 out of 5
August 17, 2018
very professional office!
5 out of 5
June 25, 2018
I just saw Dr. Law for the first time, and was so impressed with his obvious competence. He is very thorough and professional; and beyond that, is easy to talk to, patient, and has a manner which immediately inspires confidence. He was kind in calling me back as I had a question, and did not make me feel as if the call was an inconvenience. I am very happy I was referred to Dr. Law.
5 out of 5
May 28, 2018
Dr. Alan Law was great and helpful with my root canal; he answered all my concerns.
5 out of 5
May 25, 2018
I was thankful for the time they took to give me my options and also afterward when Dr. Law explained how to reach the office if there was any problems over the weekend.
5 out of 5
May 17, 2018
Dr Law was a consummate professional. He was extremely thorough in his exam and consult. Excellent experience with him.
5 out of 5
May 10, 2018
Dr. and staff did a great job!!
4.3 out of 5
May 7, 2018
Excellent doctor, very reassuring and calm affect on me, the patient.
5 out of 5
April 26, 2018
I found Dr. Law and the dental assistant to be very friendly and concerned for my comfort. Dr. Law explained the options for treatment in terms I understood and when he began the recommended treatment, I was actually surprised at how quickly it was completed. I had come to the appointment feeling a little uneasy at how things were going to be handled, and especially if I would experience pain or discomfort during and after the treatment. Neither proved to be true.
5 out of 5
March 5, 2018
My care was excellent and the slight discomfort I felt was due to the issue I was being seen for NOT by anything the Dr. did.
5 out of 5
February 27, 2018
All questions and concerns were addressed before procedure.
5 out of 5
January 15, 2018
Very Happy with service.
5 out of 5
December 16, 2017
I has some pain over the weekend and DR. Law helped me out. What a great doctor.
5 out of 5
October 26, 2017
I would recommend Dr. Law, he was great!
5 out of 5
October 12, 2017
My Doctor was amazing!
5 out of 5
October 4, 2017
I'm very claustrophic; Dr. Law was exceptionally patient and did his very best to eliminate, or at least minimize, the claustrophobia.
5 out of 5
August 3, 2017
Dr. Law was highly professional, concerned, and effective
5 out of 5
July 27, 2017
very good
5 out of 5
July 10, 2017
I have a huge fear of dentists because of a bad experience with a dentist when I was child. Dr. Law and his assistant {I can't remember her name} were by far the best dentists I have dealt with in my life. They really put me at ease and made sure I was comfortable with everything! From music to the equipment they were going to use. I honestly can't thank them enough for how they treated me and put me at ease.
5 out of 5
July 1, 2017
Excellent care and concern
5 out of 5
June 10, 2017
I love Dr law. He is excellent, kind, gentle, and caring
5 out of 5
May 25, 2017
explained everything very well
5 out of 5
April 24, 2017
Dr Lee was superb, I would return without question, if needed.
5 out of 5
March 1, 2017
very informative, answers all my questions
5 out of 5
February 23, 2017
Great experience
5 out of 5
February 20, 2017
My experience with Dr. Law was great, At the High Pointe Dental Specialists I was immediately given more anesthetic when needed and concern was shown for my comfort and explaining the procedure.
5 out of 5
January 31, 2017
Dr. Law was very positive, calm, friendly, patient with my questions and thorough.
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