If you ask Dr. Soucie why he chose to specialize in endodontics he will tell you he likes precision, a
desirable quality for a specialist who operates within millimeter-sized chambers and root canals of teeth. Building upon this inherent preference for accuracy, Dr. Soucie’s educational and work experiences have cultivated a unique skill set and one that is well suited to his chosen specialty.
After graduating with a degree in general dentistry from Marquette University and earning several academic honors, Dr. Soucie completed a hospital-based residency in general dentistry, gaining
clinical experience with patients in the general population as well as the medically compromised,
pediatric and special needs patients. His hospital experience deepened his understanding of restorative dentistry, pain management and treatment limitations and cultivated a respect for the immune system to heal itself when given the chance.
He chose his specialty training in endodontics at the University of Alabama, simultaneously receiving two certificates in Endodontics while completing a Master’s Degree in General Dentistry, which focused on the effects of bacterial penetration rates and dentinal tubule deposition. This research strengthened his understanding of bacterial routes of infection and the interplay of oral and systemic health. As a result, Dr. Soucie takes a more holistic and comprehensive approach to treatment planning and procedures, analyzing each case from a biological and biomechanical perspective.
Now located in Colorado, Dr. Soucie maintains an active, state of the art endodontic practice and makes it a priority to consistently explore and adopt new technologies to improve treatment results for his patients. In recent years, minimally invasive root canal therapy is one such treatment modality Dr. Soucie has honed through continuing education and case evaluations with professional peers who regularly evaluate treatment results.
Minimally invasive endodontic (MIE) treatment requires attention to diagnostic details and procedures that not only treat diseased tissue but also preserve the maximum amount of healthy tooth structure to best support restoration of the tooth with a crown or filling material. Dr. Soucie’s success with MIE treatment outcomes has also attracted an expanding base of like-minded referring general dentists as far as 50 miles beyond the greater Denver area. Dr. Soucie confidently guarantees his work, offering any re-treatment of teeth that he restores at no charge to his patients, a benefit that has rarely been used. Dr. Soucie’s commitment to patient outcomes and close communication with his referring dentists has contributed to the growth of his practice in the past nine years.
He takes pride in educating patients on the benefits of MIE treatment and his patients have come to appreciate this high level of attention and care to increase the longevity of their natural teeth. His practice philosophy also reflects the desired outcomes reported by general dentists in a survey in which 92% preferred clinical conservation of tooth structure following endodontic treatment, to provide a more supportive foundation for longer-life restorations.
In addition to employing the latest technologies, such as digital x-rays, cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans, microbiological testing, ultrasonics and surgical microscopes, Dr. Soucie also relies on ergonomically shaped instruments to conserve tooth structure and instructs his patients on new technologies that make this possible.
One such manufacturer of endodontic specialty instruments, SS White Dental, enjoins the quest to facilitate minimally invasive dental procedures with Dr. Soucie through their V-Taper II instrument designs. Both share the mission of better patient outcomes with an end goal of making the tooth ‘stronger for longer’ to keep teeth for a lifetime.
Dr. Soucie enjoys the immersive focus required of precision endodontics and embraces the challenges it brings, as the majority of the cases he chooses to treat are of a complex nature. Patients are welcome to contact Evolution Endodontics, formerly Castle Rock Endodontics, to explore their endodontic treatment options.
Dr. Shaun Soucie is from a small town in rural Indiana. He grew up on a farm next door to his grandparents and working construction for his father. He played Divsion I soccer at Butler University. After completing his dental training at various universities in the country he moved to Colorado to enjoy the many outdoor activities available year around which include hiking, fly fishing, skiing, soccer and trail running. He started Evolution Endodontics, formerly known as Castle Rock Endodontics, in 2009. He and his family absolutely love the life style and the people of Colorado.
I cannot say enough as to how well my root canal went with Dr. Soucie. The overall atmosphere of the office from Chad at the reception to Dr Soucie and his assistants made the entire experience very easy and calming. – Henry C.
Dr Shaun Soucie at Castle Rock Endodontics is the only root canal specialist to whom I wil… – Dr. Javan Houser
THIS is the place you want to go if you need a root canal, or you want the job done well. -Pamela F.
In short, Shaun is a charismatic dedicated professional who strives for perfection. If his practice were to move I would go to the ends of the earth for any future procedures. – Matt