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About Dr. Helen Chiao

Root canal specialist Endodontist Scarsdale Eastchester Hartsdale White Plains Yonkers Westchester NY


Dr. Helen Chiao is the founder of Liberty Endodontics and a practicing board certified endodontist in the heart of Westchester County- Hartsdale, NY (between Scarsdale and White Plains, north of Yonkers). Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Chiao brings with her extensive experience from her tenure as a leading endodontist and dentist in clinical, academic and private practice settings, treating both children and adults.  Prior to opening Liberty Endodontics in Westchester, New York, Dr. Chiao founded Washington Endodontics in Bellevue, WA, and has worked in the Greater Seattle Area, Long Island-NY, Midtown-Manhattan, Greenwich, CT, and Cambridge and Boston, MA.  Dr. Chiao received her Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology from the University of Washington.  While there, Dr. Chiao gained early clinical and research exposure in endodontic pulp biology and dental nerve trauma.  Dr. Chiao then moved to Boston, MA to study the broad field of clinical dental medicine at Harvard Medical School (preclinical training) and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, graduating with a Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree. 

Dr. Helen Chiao received admittance into Harvard's Advanced Graduate Program in Endodontics, obtaining an additional 3 years of clinical training in full-scope microsurgical endodontics.  Dr. Chiao graduated with a Master of Medical Science (M.M.Sc.) in Oral Biology and Certificate in Endodontics through Harvard University. Dr. Chiao is a board certified Diplomate through the American Board of Endodontics. Dr. Helen Chiao has been invited as a guest lecturer on the topic of difficult endodontic cases for dental study clubs in the United States and also serves as a guest lecturer at the postgraduate level for Harvard Endodontics reviewing difficult cases during Case Seminar and has lectured on practice management in the time of COVID over ZOOM. In 2020 through 2021, during the pandemic, Dr. Helen Chiao served as President of the Westchester Shore Dental Forum, leading local dentists in Westchester and New York County to obtain continuing education credits on various dental topics, ultimately for the benefit of serving patients. 

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Helen Chiao enjoys classical piano, appreciating a plethora of music genres, reading, traveling and experiencing different cultures, playing tennis and spending time with her family, who have resided in Westchester for nearly half a century.  

Education & Training
+ Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Certificate in Endodontics & Masters in Oral Biology
+ Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Doctor of Dental Medicine
+ Harvard Medical School, Preclinical Training
+ University of Washington, Bachelor of Science, Neurobiology

+Endodontic Private Practice since 2007 and Board Certified in Endodontics 
(practiced in numerous counties and cities in MA, NY, CT & WA states)
+ Full-scope Surgical & Non-Surgical Microscopic Endodontics, Harvard Faculty Practice

+ Pediatric Endodontic Externship at Children’s Hospital, Boston
+ Preclinical and Clinical Patient-Doctor rotations through Massachusetts
   General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Vanguard. 

+ Clinical Instructor of Endodontics, Harvard School of Dental Medicine
+ Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor of Endodontics at UW 
+ Guest Lecturer, Harvard's Advanced Graduate Program in Endodontics

Awards & Honors

+ “Best of Bellevue” in Endodontics, Bellevue Reporter 2013
+ “Top Dentists” Consumers’ Research Council of America 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

+ “Top Dentist” Seattle Met 2016, 2017 & Westchester Magazine 2017 through 2023

+ Merit Scholar & Dean’s List (4 years, University of Washington)
+ Soma Weiss Research Grant, Harvard Medical School

+ Harvard General Scholarships Recipient
+ American Dental Association Samuel Harris Children’s Dental Health Grant Award, 2004

+ International Top 5 Rank at the American Association of Endodontists/Dentsply Resident Poster Research Presentation- Orlando, FL, April 2009. Research Topic: “Photodynamic Effects of Methylene-blue Loaded Polymeric Nanoparticles In Vitro.”


Professional Memberships (Past & Present)
+ American Board of Endodontics, College of Diplomates
+ American Association of Endodontists
+ American Dental Association 
+ New York Association of Endodontists
+ New York Dental Association
+ Ninth District Dental Association 
+ Washington State Association of Endodontists
+ Washington State Dental Association
+ Seattle King County Dental Society

+ Massachusetts Dental Society
+ Westchester Shore Dental Forum, President (2020-2021)
+ Numerous Dental Study Clubs (NY & WA)
+ Harvard Alumni Association
+ Harvard Dental Alumni Association


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