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Douglas Kraut, D.M.D., M.S.D.

Dr. Kraut was born in Brooklyn and raised in Rockland County, New York. Dr. Kraut studied economics at Binghamton University and received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Boston University in 1998. He completed a General Practice Residency at Tufts University in 1999. Dr. Kraut completed his residency at Boston University earning a certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Endodontics as well as a Masters degree in Endodontics in 2003.

Dr. Kraut is an active member of numerous organizations:

Dr. Kraut’s interests include health, fitness, and spending as much time with his family as possible. Dr. Kraut and his wife, Eglantina have 2 children.

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Laila Kafi, D.M.D.

Board Certified, American Board of Endodontics

Dr. Kafi grew up in Palos Verdes, CA – just outside Los Angeles. She is a Board Certified Endodontist who received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego in Psychology and her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Boston University in 2007. After graduation she continued her training with a certificate of Advanced Education in General Dentistry from the University of the Pacific.

Dr. Kafi returned to Boston to specialize in Endodontics at Boston University and joined East Side Endodontics in 2012. It has been her pleasure to serve the Rhode Island Community ever since.

In addition to her group practice, Dr. Kafi is an active member of numerous organizations:

Dr. Kafi has devoted her professional career to all aspects of Endodontics. She achieved the honor of Diplomate status of the American Board of Endodontics – a distinction achieved by less than 20% of Endodontist. Additionally, she taught Boston University post-doctoral residents as a clinical faculty member.

Dr. Kafi’s interests include cooking, fitness, reading, volunteering and playing with her sons. She’s been happily married to her husband since after training and they have two wonderful boys.

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Dr. Tanjit Taggar

Board Certified, American Board of Endodontics

Dr. Tanjit Taggar is originally from New Jersey. He joined an accelerated, seven-year program and later graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with his Doctorate in Dental Medicine. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from his undergraduate program and at the top of his dental class at the University of Pennsylvania. Upon completion of dental school, Dr. Taggar moved south to the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where he earned his speciality certificate and Master of Science degree in Endodontics.

Dr. Taggar has been extensively involved with research during his entire educational career. He was a part of the Research and Development Oral Health Department at Johnson and Johnson Consumer Companies. Dr. Taggar has received multiple grants for his research in his undergraduate and endodontic residency programs, and has presented his research on national levels. His master’s thesis was published in the Journal of Endodontics as the cover article.

Dr. Taggar has practiced as an endodontist in upstate New York for the past five years prior to making his move to the New England area. Dr. Taggar is known for his patient centered, and evidence based, approach to personalized care. He is well versed in all aspects of nonsurgical and surgical endodontics. He looks forward to treating your dental needs in a high quality and comfortable environment.

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Dr. Megan Bryck D.M.D.

Dr. Bryck grew up in New London, New Hampshire, a small town in the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee region. She attended the University of Notre Dame for her undergraduate studies, earning a science pre-professional degree as well as a minor in studio art. She then attended dental school in Boston, receiving her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Harvard University. Following her pre-doctoral program, Dr. Bryck completed a General Practice Residency at the University of Washington in Seattle. After working in private practice in the Northwest, she returned to Boston to complete her specialty training in endodontics at Tufts University. Dr. Bryck is delighted to practice endodontics in Rhode Island and serve the community in her native New England.

Dr. Bryck’s interests include reading, pottery, and outdoor recreation — especially running, skiing, hiking, biking, and more recently, surfing. She most enjoys sharing these activities with friends, family, and her dog, Duck.

Types of treatment performed at East Side Endodontics

Initial Root Canal Treatment


Root Canal Re-treatment


Root Canal Surgery/Apicoectomies

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Professional Research Services contacted more than 1,000 licensed general dentists and dental specialists in Rhode Island and nearby Connecticut and Massachusetts. PRS asked which dentists they would recommend across Rhode Island. Each dentist recommended up to three colleagues in each specialty. Once the ballots were complete, each nominee was evaluated based on the survey results, the legitimacy of their license, and their current standing with the Rhode Island Department of Health.

Proud recipients for over 10 consecutive years.