Proudly serving the Roanoke Valley, our endodontists welcome patients from Roanoke, Salem, and surrounding communities.

Welcome to Roanoke Endodontics

We combine state-of-the-art treatments with compassionate care and a welcoming environment. Led by Drs. Laura Garden and Regina Mar, our team improves your oral health and well-being by providing expert endodontic care in the Roanoke Valley.

With a commitment to clinical excellence, we ensure every visit is comfortable, efficient, and positive. Get to know us and learn more about what we can do for you.

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At Roanoke Endodontics, we blend exceptional customer service with top-tier endodontic care. Our modern, high-tech approach and warm and empathetic staff help set us apart.

Laura Tolusso Garden, DDS

Dr. Laura Tolusso Garden, a board-certified Endodontist from Roanoke, Virginia, earned her Bachelor’s Degree with Distinction from the University of Virginia and obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. Following graduation from dental school, she completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry from the University of North Carolina.

Before specializing, she practiced general dentistry in Midlothian, Virginia, gaining experience in comprehensive treatment planning and restorative dentistry. Dr. Garden completed her endodontic residency at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, obtaining a Certificate in Endodontics and a Master of Science in Dentistry.

Her unwavering dedication to professional growth led her to achieve Diplomate status with the American Board of Endodontics, marking her commitment to providing superior patient care.

Dr. Garden is actively involved in the Roanoke Valley community. She is an adjunct faculty at the Carilion Clinic General Practice Residency and helps instruct newly graduated dental students in providing endodontic care. She also serves on the Dental Advisory Committee for the Bradley Free Clinic. Further, she is a board member for Tudor House, a local non-profit dedicated to suicide prevention and mental health awareness. She teaches Sunday school at St. John’s Episcopal Church and is part of the Children’s Ministry Cooperative. She is also a frequent speaker at Jewish Community Preschool, helping to educate little ones and their families about oral health.

Good to know

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Virginia
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, VCU School of Dentistry
  • Advanced Education in General Dentistry, UNC School of Dentistry
  • Master of Science in Dentistry with a Certificate in Endodontics, VCU School of Dentistry

Fun to know

  • Dr. Garden and her husband, Ben, enjoy exploring their hometown, Roanoke
  • The couple is thrilled to be raising their 2 young sons in the area
  • They are active members at St. John’s Episcopal Church and actively engage in discovering new restaurants, going to local festivals, and participating in outdoor activities in Roanoke

Regina Mar, DDS

Dr. Regina Mar, originally from Olympia, Washington, earned her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Washington. Continuing her education at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry on a Health Professions Scholarship Program for the US Army, she excelled. Dr. Mar completed a 1-year AEGD program at Joint Base Lewis McChord, graduating as the top student. Her military career took her to various locations, including Washington State, South Korea, Georgia, and Virginia.

She obtained her Endodontics certificate and Master of Science in Oral Biology through the Army endodontics residency program in Augusta, Georgia. Post-residency, Dr. Mar served as the department head of Endodontics at the Pentagon Tri-Service Dental Clinic for 3 years and acted as a clinic staff mentor for the endodontic residency program at the Naval Postgraduate Dental School at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. After nearly a decade of military service, she was honorably discharged. Since 2018, Dr. Mar has been practicing endodontics in the Roanoke area.

Good to know

  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, University of Washington
  • Health Professions Scholarship Program recipient, University of Southern California School of Dentistry
  • 1-year AEGD program, honor graduate, Joint Base Lewis McChord
  • Endodontics certificate and Master of Science in Oral Biology, Army endodontics residency program, Augusta, Georgia

Fun to know

  • Hobbies include cooking, photography, ceramics, hot yoga, and hiking
  • Was a music teacher for 7 years
  • She loves hiking with her dog, Ella


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Natalie Dilley

Director of Operations

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Katie Brown

Patient Care Coordinator

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Keesey Presson

Provider Relations Coordinator

roanoke endodontics Mary Hernandez Lead Dental Assistant

Mary Wilson

Lead Dental Assistant

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Hayley Parrish

Dental Assistant

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Kayla Gonzalez

Dental Assistant

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Kayla Carver

Dental Assistant

Patient Stories

Why choose Roanoke Endodontics

  • NUtilizing the latest GentleWave System, we offer minimally invasive and more comfortable root canal treatments.
  • NOur commitment to 5-star service is evident from your first call to your follow-up care, ensuring a seamless and positive experience.

Kind words from our patients

BEST experience! Dr. Garden has such patience and is so kind. I never felt her numb me. The entire staff is helpful and the office is beautiful and clean! No one likes to have dental procedures, but they make it easy!

— Sara P.

Dr. Mar was very informative, efficient, and warm. The ladies on the front desk were also very friendly. I had no pain or discomfort resulting from the procedure and was amazed. I had an overall wonderful experience with Roanoke Endodontics and highly recommend them!

— Amanda B.

Dr. Garden and her staff were so friendly and communicative during every step and always made sure I was comfortable throughout the procedures. The office was recently renovated and looks so beautiful, clean, and welcoming! Definitely recommend Dr. Garden and her staff!

— Corey J.

Our office in Salem

1938 Braeburn Drive
Salem, VA 24153
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Monday - Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM

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Start improving your smile and well-being today. Contact us to schedule an appointment. No referral is needed.