Our Board-Certified Endodontists:
Dr. Derek Nordeen
Dr. Derek Nordeen is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry where he received his D.D.S. degree in 1998. The following year, he completed a General Practice Residency in Burlington, Vermont. He then completed two years of specialty training in Endodontics at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Since his training, he has completed the board certification process and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. Dr. Nordeen is also a Fellow in the International College of Dentists.
Dr. Nordeen has practiced endodontics in the LaCrosse area full-time since 2001 at Endodontic Specialists of LaCrosse. Dr. Nordeen has brought to his practice the latest techniques of root canal therapy and the most advanced knowledge in the field of endodontics. Dr. Nordeen is a previous recipient of the Dows Institute Research Award as well as the Deans Leadership Award at the University of Iowa. He is active in both local and national dental organizations. His work has been published and he has presented his work nationally to other endodontic and dental specialists.
Dr. Derek Nordeen is a La Crosse native having graduated from La Crosse Logan High School in 1990 where he was a competitive swimmer and member of the National Honor Society. In his free time, he enjoys snowboarding, biking, watersports and spending time with his family.
|Iowa State University Pre-Dentistry and Engineering||1990-1994|
|University of Iowa College of Dentistry D.D.S. degree||1994-1998|
|Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT General Dentistry Residency||1998-1999|
|Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL Certificate In Endodontics||1999-2001|
|University of Aarhus Odontologisk Institut Aarhus, Denmark – International Exchange Program||Sept. – Nov, 1997|
|University of Iowa Endodontics Department||Summer 1996, 1997|
|University of Iowa Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department||July – August, 1997|
|Specialty Board Certification|
|Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics||2010|
|Honors and Awards|
|Fellow, International College of Dentists|
|American Society of Dentistry for Children Award||1998|
|Deans Leadership Award||1997|
|National Institute of Dental Research research grant||1996|
|William H. Tade Class of 1954 Dental Student Aid Fund Award||1996|
|Dows Institute Research Award||1995|
|American Association of Endodontists|
|Wisconsin Dental Association|
|American Dental Association|
|College of Diplomates of the American Board of Endodontics|
|La Crosse District Dental Society|
|American Society of Dentistry for Children|
|Delta Sigma Delta Professional Fraternity|
|Give Kids a Smile, volunteer endodontist||2003-Present|
|S.O.S. Outreach, Founder and National Program Coordinator La Crosse, WI||2004-Present|
|La Crosse District Dental Society, President||2010-2011|
|Wisconsin Dental Association, Delegate, House of Delegates||2009, 2010|
|WDA Mission of Mercy, volunteer endodontist, La Crosse, WI||2009|
|Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse, Board of Trustees||2003-2008|
|Western Wisconsin Technical College, Dental Advisory Committee Board Member||2003-2007|
|American Association of Endodontists, Resident and New Practitioner Committee||2001-2003|
|Nordeen, D. and Donly, K.J.: Caries Inhibition at Margins of Flouride releasing restorative Materials. Journal of Dental Research, Vol. 75 Special Issue p. 403, 1996|
|“Endodontic Retreatment”, Northeast Iowa Dental Society, Decorah, IA||2005|
|“Endodontic Retreatment”, Southwest Wisconsin Dental Society, Fennimore, WI||2007|
|Nordeen, D. and Walton, R. Walking Bleach: Preparation, Oxidizers and Times of exposure. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Endodontists, New York City, NY||1998|
|Nordeen, D. and Toillion, C. Tooth Talk-Topics and Techniques. Annual Meeting American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Chicago, IL||1996|
|Nordeen, D. and Donly, K. J. Caries Inhibition at Margins of Flouride Releasing Restorative Materials. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Dental Research, San Francisco, CA||1996|
Dr. James Jespersen
Dr. James Jespersen is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry where he received his D.D.S. degree in 2007.
He was a recipient of an Air Force Health Profession Scholarship Progam during dental school, and following graduation entered active duty service where he completed a one year Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at Eglin Air Force Base, Fort Walton Beach FL. Dr. Jespersen then moved to Minot Air Force Base, Minot ND where he practiced general dentistry for 3 years before returning to the University of Iowa to complete a 2 year specialty program in Endodontics.
Dr. Jespersen is active in the American Association of Endodontists, including having served as a committee member and contributing to AAE publications. He has been a presenter at both local and national dental meetings, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.
Dr. Jespersen is from Rock Valley, Iowa where his father is a practicing general dentist. He was valedictorian of his high school class, graduated Suma Cum Laude, and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa at Luther College in Decorah, IA. In his free time, he enjoys running, biking and spending time with his family and friends.
|Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, Chemistry and Biology majors||1999-2003|
|University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, College of Dentistry, D.D.S. degree||2003-2007|
|Eglin Air Force Base, Fort Walton Beach, FL, Residency Program||2007-2008|
|University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa Endodontic Certificate Program||2011-2013 (expected)|
|Active Duty Commissioned Officer, Captain||June 2007-June 2011|
|Reserve Duty Commissioned Officer, 2nd Lieutenant||December 2003 –June 2007|
|USAF Health Profession Scholarship Program|
|Keith E. Thayer Fixed Prosthodontics Award|
|Luther College Suma Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Dean’s List, 8 semesters, Regent and Presidential academic scholarships|
|American Association of Endodontists|
|American Dental Association|
|Phi Beta Kappa|
|“Ultrasonic Irrigation: Root Canal Therapy at the Speed of Sound.” Table Clinic, Hinnman Meeting, Atlanta, GA||2008|
Dr. Dan Young
Dr. Dan Young is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in Ft. Lauderdale, FL where he received his D.M.D. degree in 2008.
He was awarded membership into Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society while attending Nova Southeastern University. Following dental school Dr. Young practiced in a private dental office in Colorado for 9 years. He then completed 26 months of specialty training in Endodontics at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.
Dr. Young is a current member of the American Association of Endodontists. He has presented at the local and national dental meeting while in his Endodontic residency. He is eligible for board certification with the American Board of Endodontics and is currently in the process of working toward that certification.
Dr. Young is originally from Michigan. In his free time, he enjoys playing hockey, snowboarding and spending time with his family.