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Dr. Robert Hawkinson, DDS, MS

Clinical Assistant Professor



Building & Room:



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


Selected Publications

M.S. Thesis: The microscopy of dental tissues in the enamel-free region of rat molars(1980)

Technique and procedures of a post space preparation using hand instrumentation (1981)

Indications for post space preparation (1981)

Taking in-treatment endodontic radiographs (1983)

“Electron microscopy of dentinal tubule sclerosis in the enamel free region of the rat molar,” Arch. Oral boil. 28 28:401-414, 1983“A comparison of Thermafil to lateral condensation obturation techniques: A radioisotope leakage study.”Icelandic Dent. J. 10:7-11, 1992

“The smear layer and bacterial penetration of radicular dentinal tubules,” J. Endod. 20:196, 1994 (Abstract)

“The effect of CO2 laser irradiation on PLD cell attachment to resected root surfaces,” Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, oral Radiology, Endodontics, 97:518-523, 2004


  • MS Histology, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1980
  • Endodontics Certificate, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, 1976
  • DDS, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, 1972

Professional Memberships

  • American Dental Association and Component Societies
  • American Association of Endodontics
  • Wheaton Dental Society
  • Annual Midwest Seminar and Dental Medicine
  • Motorcycling Doctors Association

Research Currently in Progress

Research in the fields of dental histology (dentin morphology; cellular control in mineralizing tissues); microbiology and radicular dentin infection and permeability.