Meet Dr. Austin VanDusen, DDS
Endodontist In Hendersonville
He graduated dental school from Creighton University with Cum Laude honors and was inducted into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honors fraternity.
He then attended one-year AEGD residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he received further training in all aspects of general dentistry. For the next three years, Dr. VanDusen worked as a general dentist in the Middle Tennessee area.
After getting married to his wife Kimberly in Nashville, they moved to California where he completed an Endodontic specialty residency at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Long Beach.
In his free time Dr. VanDusen enjoys spending time with his wife and two children as well as playing guitar, writing music, reading, cycling, and anything that will take him outdoors.
Patient Reviews: Dr. VanDusen
Bluegrass Endodontics, PLLC
Patient Review By Richard L
I recall root canal therapy to include pain, blood and brutality. To my amazement Dr.VanDusen, D.D.S. explained every aspect of what he was about to do. He really relaxed my racing mind. His assistant, Stephanie was an angel in helping in the relaxing area. A root canal is no small thing. I have to say in summary, I could never go any place else after the way I was treated there. I got through it famously with the way it was presented. Couldn’t believe how easy it was. Very little pain afterward and today, 3 weeks later it’s fantastic. Thanks to all the the folks there who made it fantastic. I’m still in shock.. G God Bless…
- Richard L
Patient Review By Melissa F
I am so impressed with this entire office! I had to have 2 emergency root canals, and not only did they fit me into the schedule this week, they made it literally painless. Dr. VanDusen and Stephanie did an incredible job. I dread seeing the dentist/endodontist and this was the most relaxed visit I have ever had! Thank you for making this a great experience. I highly recommend Bluegrass Endodontics!
- Melissa F
Patient Review By Mark W
I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Austen VanDusen and Bluegrass Endodontics. Dr. VanDusen, in addition to his credentials, experience and expertise, has perhaps the most genuine, reassuring and enjoyable patient relation skills of any healthcare provider I've ever visited. In fact, each person I encountered at Bluegrass Endodontics, from Tina who scheduled my appointment to Stephanie who expertly assisted Dr. VanDusen, was caring and friendly as they provided outstanding customer service with a smile. I'm basically a big chicken when it comes to dental procedures. But from now on, when I need to see an endodontist, I will gladly call Tina to schedule an appoint with Dr. VanDusen and I highly recommend that you consider doing the same.
- Mark W
Patient Review By Balinda W
Everyone was friendly and helpful . I would highly recommend them to everyone.
- Balinda W
Patient Review By Eric H
My procedure was a little out of the ordinary, I knew something was happening with my tooth, but there was a lack of pain or sensitivity. Dr VanDusen was very thorough testing my tooth along with the surrounding teeth. X-rays didn't really indicate a problem. After isolating the correct tooth, it was determined I did need the root canal procedure. The entire procedure was extremely well done. Becca was assisting with the procedure, both Dr VanDusen & Becca were constantly checking to make sure I was comfortable. I would give you guy's a ten star rating if I could have!! Thanks again! Wish I would have known Dr VanDusen went to Creighton University, I used to live in Omaha and as a child, had several procedures done at the Creighton Dental College. ( small world )
- Eric H
Patient Review By Michael S
My first root canal therapy ever was made comfortable by Dr. Austin and his staff. Dr. Austin and staff was very informative about the procedure. It was a pleasure to have this friendly interaction with Dr Austin and all of the staff.
- Michael S
Patient Review By Amelia W
Dr VanDusen is the best Endodontics I’ve ever been to. He made me feel comfortable. So kind and sweet. The entire office was amazing. I was so nervous but shortly went away soon after meeting him. I didn’t feel anything. Also, did not even have to take any pain meds or even a Tylenol. If you want the best he’s the one!! Faye Woods
- Amelia W
Patient Review By Kayse S
Wonderful experience. Dr. VanDusen explained everything he was doing before and during my root canal as well as what follow up things I needed to do. He made sure I was comfortable and didn't experience any pain during the procedure. But I will forever be grateful for the office staff. I was in so much pain and wanted in sooner than the appointment my dentist made for me. I called and asked if anything were to come available I would appreciate it and I received a call the same afternoon asking if I could be there first thing the next morning! No dental procedure is ever fun but this experience was as simple and painless as a root canal could be.
- Kayse S
Patient Review By Nikki S
The Dr., nurse, and all the people that work in the office are very nice.
- Nikki S
Patient Review By Betty S
Everyone was great! I was in a lot of pain and you got me in quickly. I was given an explanation of what was going on with my tooth and what my options were for treatment. I was called with the cost even though you were seeing me the same day. I would recommend you to my family and friends. You have a wonderful staff. Thank you so much!
- Betty S
Patient Review By April P
Great staff and the dentist was really nice and kind. My 15 yr old was very comfortable
- April P
Patient Review By Roy W
Great and pleasent place. Most comfortable root canal I ever had in my life!
- Roy W
Patient Review By Jimmy C
Great experience all around. It has been a pleasure to have two procedures done with Dr. VanDusen. I would highly recommend him and his staff in the Hendersonville location.
- Jimmy C
Patient Review By Tina S
Pam was the best, she was very kind & helpful, before, during & after the procedure. Dr VanDusen was very kind also and wanted to make sure that I was comfortable during the entire procedure.
- Tina S
Patient Review By Bobby B
- Bobby B
Patient Review By Lauren B
Everyone was very kind & friendly! Jasly & Kira were fantastic during the check-in & check-out process & helped with assuring me I was in good hands. Rebecca & VanDusen were excellent at easing my mind, calming my nerves & getting me through my first root canal. My experience could not have been more pleasant or positive! Thank you to the Mt. Juliet staff & Dr. VanDusen, you all were superb!!
- Lauren B
Patient Review By Trina D
They made you feel very comfortable. Didn’t feel any pain during procedure.
- Trina D
Patient Review By Larry H
Great experience. Dr VanDusen and staff were very patient and communicated very well. Front desk staff were all great as well. Would definitely recommend to anyone needing treatment
- Larry H
Patient Review By SHERI F
I can't put into words how heartfelt and thankful I am to this entire office! I had been having lower back tooth pain after a crown for a month. My dentist told me I need a root canal and I was referred to Dr. Van Dusen. I'm not a tearful or scared person, but I was gripped with fear the entire drive to the office and by the time I arrived I was shaking and in tears. Carolee and Tina were so caring and understanding and explained it was not a painful procedure and how well I would be taken care of. Rebecca was a fabulous assistant, helped calm me and even gave me a warm fleece blanket - And as simple as that seems, it really felt great. Dr. Van Dusen came in, introduced himself, reviewed my xrays/ct scan and asked about my personal history with this tooth and the pain. But when he said the words root canal, my anxiety and tears began to flow again. I was so scared. But, he said he'd take excellent care of me and that I would be numbed up well and shouldn't feel a thing. Graciously I accepted nitrous oxide. He explained everything he would be doing, showed me some of the equipment (love that rubber band ha ha) and he and Rebecca talked with me throughout the painless procedure. I can't believe I'm going to say but, this was less painful and easier than a regular routine filling. I was almost embarrassed when it was all over about how upset I had been initially. Upon leaving, Sandy was so sweet asking how I was feeling , gave me my post procedure instructions, and we went over my insurance and balances. I left feeling pretty good. I wanted to wait to write a review until this morning, (the next day) to see just how well I felt, but I'm fine. This is the first day I haven't taken Advil in about 2 weeks. I just can't believe it. While I hope I NEVER have the need for a root canal again, if I do, I'm calling Dr. Van Dusen and his staff immediately and will refer all my friends, family and coworkers, as well. I just can't say enough, how please I am. Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!!
- SHERI F
Patient Review By Safwat F
- Safwat F