• June 23, 2016
UIC College of Dentistry adds faculty member Dr. James Bahcall

With years of experience teaching at three other dental schools, Dr. James Bahcall has joined the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry’s Department of Endodontics as a Clinical Associate Professor.

Dr. Bahcall earned his DMD from the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, a Certificate in Endodontics from the Marquette University School of Dentistry, and an MS from Marquette.

His dental teaching career began at the Northwestern University School of Dentistry in the Department of Endodontics, where Dr. Bahcall eventually became Chair of that department. After Northwestern’s dental school closed Dr. Bahcall moved on to Marquette, where he eventually became Chair of the Department of Surgical Sciences and Director of the Endodontic Division. He later taught at the Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine before joining the UIC College of Dentistry.

At the College, Dr. Bahcall noted, he is “teaching clinical endodontics to undergraduate and postgraduate endodontic students. I also am performing clinical and benchtop research within the field of endodontics.”

He said he hopes “to provide students with current clinical and didactic endodontic techniques and knowledge within a collegial learning environment.”

Dr. Bahcall wrote the book Smile for Life: A Guide to Overcoming Your Fear of the Dentist, and also has contributed chapters to three endodontics books. He has been a thesis director and advisor for more than ten students, and is a reviewer for five journals. He received teaching awards at both Northwestern and Marquette.

“It is an honor and privilege to be a part of the UIC College of Dentistry team,” Dr. Bahcall concluded.

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