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James Kevin Bahcall, BS, DMD, MS, FICD, FACD

Clinical Professor



Building & Room:



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

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Scholarly interests

Vital pulp cryotherapy, bioactive endodontics, endodontic file research and endodontic visualization.

Selected Publications

Bahcall J, Xie Q, Baker M, Weeks S. Cryotherapy For Vital Pulp Treatment. Decisions in Dentistry 2019: 5(10): 14-18.

Bahcall J, Xie Q, Baker M, Weeks S, Huliyar V. The Changing Look of Clinical Endodontics. Inside Dentistry 2019; 15(3): 46-50.

Bahcall J, Ashrafi S, Xie, Q. The Importance of Obtaining a Pulpal and Periradicular Diagnosis Prior to Restorative Treatment. Compendium 2019; 40(1): 27-31.

Bahcall J, Johnson B, Xie Q, Baker M, Weeks S. Introduction to Vital Pulp Cryotherapy.  Endodontic Practice US  2019; 11(4): 12-15.

Bahcall J, Baker M. A Paradigm Shift in Vital Pulp Therapy Treatment. Decisions in Dentistry  2018; 4(10): 10-14.       

Weeks S, Bahcall J. Continuous or Reciprocating Endodontic Rotary Files Evidence-Based Clinical Considerations.  Dentistry Today 2017; 36 (10): 125-7.

Bahcall J, Baker M. The Root of Pain. Mentor 2017; October issue 24-30.

Bahcall J, Weeks S. A new expandable NiTi file for residual canal debris removal. Endodontic Practice US  2017; Fall 10(3): 40-41.

Bahcall J, Baker M. Pain Management in Endodontic. Decisions in Dentistry 2017; 3(8): 45-49.

Nasseh A, Bahcall J, Koch A. What is endodontic success? How successful is endodontic therapy? Compendium 2017; 38(3): 140-2.

Bahcall J, Xie Q. Clinically Enhancing Local Anesthesia Techniques For Endodontic Treatment. Compendium. 2017; 38(2): 80-4.

Rossman L, Bahcall J, Barnett F.  The Endodontically Perforated Tooth: Hopeless of Savable? Compendium 2016; 37 (4): 228-9.

Bahcall J, Johnson B. Clinical Guide to Treating Endodontic Emergencies. Inside Dentistry 2016; 12(4): 46-8.

Bahcall J. Update on Endodontic Diagnosis. Inside Dentistry 2015; 10:52-6

Bahcall J. Today’s Endodontic Therapy Driven By Advances in Technology, Changes in Thinking.
Compendium. 2015; 36(5): 378-9.
Bahcall J. Preventing and Remedying Endodontic Rotary NiTi File Breakage. Inside Dentistry 2015; 1:58-
Bahcall J. Using 3-Dimensional Printing to Create Presurgical Models for Endodontic Surgery. Compend
Contin Educ Dent. 2014; 35(8):e25-7.
Bahcall J. Endodontic Diagnosis Review and Update. CDE World:
Endodontic_Diagnosis_Review_and_Update June 2014.
Bahcall J. Helping our patients overcome their fear of the dentist. J Res Dent 2013; 1:73-4.
Bahcall J. Visualization in Endodontic. Eur J Gen Dent 2013; 2:96-101.
Bahcall J. Remedying and Preventing Endodontic Rotary Nickel-Titanium (NiTi) File Breakage.
Compendium 2013; 34: 2-5.
Bahcall J. Endodontic Diagnosis: There’s an App for That! Dent Today; 2012 31:52-55.
Bahcall J. Local Anesthesia Considerations in Endodontic Treatment. Inside Dentistry
2012; 8:36-40.
Koch J, Borg J, Mattson A, Olsen K, Bahcall J. An In Vitro Comparative Study of Intracanal Fluid Motion
and Wall Shear stress Induced by Ultrasonic and Polymer Rotary Finishing Files in a Simulated Root Canal
Model. ISRN Dentistry Vol 2012 P 1-6.
Kramkowski T, Bahcall J. In Vitro Torsional Stress and Cyclic Fatique Comparison between GT® and
GTX® Rotary NiTi Files. J Endod 2009; 35:404-407.
Bahcall J, Olsen FK. Improving Your Endodontic Treatment Through Proper Diagnosis and Treatment
Planning. Inside Dentistry 2008; 4:38-44.
West R, Bahcall J, Olsen FK. Removing residual canal debris after rotary nickel titanium instrumentation.
Endodontic Practice 2008; 1: 22-25.
Fathi B, Bahcall J, Maki J. An In Vitro Comparison of bacterial Leakage of Three Common Restorative
Materials Used as an Intracoronal Barrier. J Endod 2007; 33: 872-874.5
Bahcall J, Olsen FK. Integrating Ultrasonic Tips into Your Endodontic Treatment Armamentarium.
Dent Today 2007; 26: 120-123.
Bahcall J, Olsen FK. Clinically Enhancing the Connection Between Endodontic and Restorative
Treatment for Better case Prognosis. Dent Today 2007; 26: 98-103.
Fisher M, Berzin D, Bahcall J. An In Vitro Comparison of Bond Strength of Various Obturation Materials
To Root Canal Dentin Using a Push-Out Test Design. J Endod 2007; 33: 856-858.
Davis J, Maki J, Bahcall J. An InVitro Comparision of the Antimicrobial Effects of Various Endodontic
Medicamnets on E. faecalis. J Endod 2007; 33: 567-569.
Bahcall J, Olsen FK. Clinical introduction of a plastic rotary endodontic finishing file. Endodontic Practice
2007; 5: 17-19.
Bahcall J, Olsen FK. Efficient Removal of Canal Debris with a Plastic Rotary Endodontic
Finishing File. Endodontic Therapy 2007; 7: 21-22.
Skidmore L, Berzins D, Bahcall J. An InVitro Comparison of the Intraradicular Dentin Bond Strength of
Resilon™ and Gutta-Percha. J Endod 2006; 32:963-966.
Miner M, Berzins D, Bahcall J. A Comparison of Thermal Properties Between Gutta-Percha and
a Synthetic Polymer Based Root Canal Filling Material (Resilon™). J Endod 2006; 32:683-686.
Hoelscher A, Bahcall J, Maki J. In Vitro Evaluation of the Antimicrobial Effects of a Root Canal
Sealer-Antibiotic Combination Against Enterococcus faecalis. J Endod. 2006; 32:145-147.
Bahcall J, Carp S, Miner M, Skidmore L. The Causes, Prevention, and Clinical management of Broken
endodontic Rotary Files. Dent Today. 2005; 24: 74-80.
Bahcall J. Low Carb Endodontics. New York State Dental Journal 2005; 71:32-36.
Chow D, Stover S, Bahcall J, Jaunberzins A, Toth J. An in vitro Comparison of the Rake Angles
Between K3® and Profile® Endodontic File Systems. J Endodon 2005; 31:180-182.
Varghese S, Kimmell T, Radmer T, Bahcall J, Bradley TG. In Vitro Evaluation of the XR-150 TM
Portable X-ray Unit for Forensic Odontology. Journal of Forensic Odonoology and Stomatology.
2004; 22.
Bahcall J, Barss J. Orascopic Endodontic Technique For Conventional and Surgical Endodontic
Treatment. International Endodontic Journal 2003; 36:441-447.
Bahcall J, Barss J. Orascope Vs Microscope: A Revolution in Endodontic Visualization,
Dentistry. 2001; 2: 24-23.
Bahcall J, Barss J. Orascopic Endodontics. Endodontic Practice. 2001; 4:12-14.
Bahcall J, Barss J. Fiberoptic Endoscope Usage for Intracanal Visualization.
J Endod. 2001; 27:128-129.
Bahcall J, Barss J. Understanding The Endodontic File. General Dentistry 2000; 48:690-692 .
Dietz D, Di Fiore P, Bahcall J, Lautenschlager E. Effect of rotational speed on the breakage of
nickel-titanium rotary files. J Endod. 2000; 26:68-71.
Bahcall J, Di fiore P, Poulakidas T. Endoscopic Technique for Endodontic Surgery. J Endod. 1999;
Bahcall J, Howard P, et al. Histological Evaluation of Pulpal Tissue From Nd:YAG
Laser Treatment on Enamel of Dog Teeth. J. Clinical Laser Medicine and Surg. 1993; 11(2):83-86.
Bahcall J, Miserindino L, et al. Scanning Electron Microscope Evaluation, Subsequent
to Canal Preparation with Nd:YAG Laser vs Hand Instrumentation. General Dentistry. 1993; 41:45-47.
Bahcall J, Howard P, Miserendino L, Walia H. Preliminary Investigation of The Histological
Effects of Nd:YAG Laser Endodontic Treatment on The Periradicular Tissues in Dogs. J Endod.
Non-Peered Reviewed
Bahcall J. Everything I Know About Endodontic Surgery, I Learned After Graduate School.
Dent Today. 2004; 23:72-77.
Bahcall J. Patient Fears: Overcoming Dentistry’s Public Perception. Den Today. 2004; 23:10-12.
Bahcall J, Barss J. Endodontic Therapy Using Orascopic Visualization: An Update, Dent Today.
2003; 22:95-98.
Bahcall J. Everything I Know About Endodontics, I Learned After Dental School Part II, Dent
Today. 2003; 22: 62-68.
Bahcall J. Everything I Know About Endodontics, I Learned After Dental School Part I, Dent
Today. 2003; 22:84-89.
Bahcall J, Barss J. Orascopic Endodontics: Changing the Way We “Think” About Endodontics.
Dent Today. 2000; 19:50-55.
Bahcall J, Barrs J. Orasacopy: Endodontics’ Vision For The New Millennium, Part IIDent
Today. 1999; 18:82-85.7
Bahcall J, Barss J. Orascopy: Endodontics’ Vision For The New Millennium. Dent Today.
1999; 18:66-71.


  • Master of Science, Marquette University
  • Certificate of Specialty in Endodontics, Marquette University, School of Dentistry
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine, Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Board Certified
  • Fellow in the American College of Dentists
  • Fellow in the International College of Dentists