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Bradford R. Johnson, DDS, MHPE

Department Head, Director of Postdoctoral Endodontics, Professor



Building & Room:



UIC College of Dentistry 801 S. Paulina St., IL 60612


Scholarly interests

Dr. Johnson’s scholarly interests include: evaluation of new technology and materials in endodontics, clinical decision-making, dental education, and clinical outcomes research.

Clinical activities & specialties

Dr. Johnson maintains a part-time clinical practice limited to endodontics.

Selected Publications

-Fayad MI, Johnson BR (editors). 3D Imaging in Endodontics – A New Era in Diagnosis andTreatment. Springer International Publishing AG (In Press: 2016)

-Johnson BR, Epstein JB. Management Considerations for the Medically Complex Endodontic Patient. Chapter 31. Ingle’s Endodontics, eds: Ingle J,  Rotstein I, 7th Edition  (In press: 2016)

-Johnson BR, Fayad MI. Periradicular Surgery. Chapter 9. Pathways of the Pulp, eds Cohen and Hargreaves, 11th edition, Mosby Elsevier, St. Louis, MO. 2016.

-Ee J, Fayad MI, Johnson BR. Comparison of Endodontic Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Decisions Using Cone Beam Volumetric Tomography (CBVT) versus Periapical Radiography. J Endod 2014;40:910-916.

-Bell L, Sukotjo C, Yuan J, Johnson BR. Applicant Selection Procedures in Endodontic Specialty Programs in the United States: Program Director’s Perspective. J Endod 2014;40:797-804.

– Fayad MI, Ashkenaz PJ, Johnson BR. Different Representations of Vertical Root Fractures Detected by Cone Beam Volumetric Tomography: A case series report. J Endod 2012;38:1435-1442.

-Xie Q, Johnson BR, Wenckus CS, Fayad MI, Wu CD. Efficacy of Berberine, an Antimicrobial Plant Alkaloid, as an Endodontic Irrigant against a Mixed-Culture Biofilm in an in vitro Tooth Model. J Endod 2012;38:1114-1117.

-Prescott RS, Alsanea R, Fayad MI, Johnson BR, Wenckus CS, Hao J, John AS, George A. In vivo Generation of Dental Pulp-like Tissue Using Dental Pulp Stem Cells, a Collagen Scaffold and Dentin Matrix 1 Following Subcutaneous Transplantation in Mice. J Endod 2008; 34:421 26.

-Penesis VA, Fitzgerald PI, Fayad MI, Wenckus CS, BeGole EA, Johnson BR. Outcome of one visit and two-visit endodontic treatment of necrotic teeth with apical periodontitis: A randomized controlled trial with one year evaluation. J Endod 2008; 34:251-57.


  • University of Colorado, BA
  • Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virgina, DDS
  • Michael Reese Hospital, general practice residency
  • University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, Endodontic specialty training
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Master of Health Professions Education

Professional Memberships

  • Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics