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Mohamed I. Fayad, DDS, MS, PhD

Director of Endodontic Research, Clinical Associate Professor



Building & Room:



801 S. Paulina St., IL 60612


Dr. Fayad received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the College of Dentistry, Cairo University in 1985. He received his Masters in Oral Sciences in 1994 and his PhD in 1996 from the University of Buffalo at New York. He had two years of Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Eastman Dental Center, University of Rochester at New York, and received his certificate of Specialty in Endodontics at the University of Illinois.

Currently he is the director of Endodontic research, and a clinical associate Professor in the Endodontic department at College of Dentistry at UIC, dividing his time between teaching, research, intra-and extra-mural continuing education and private practice. He currently serves on the Scientific Advisory and Manuscript Review Panels of the Journal of Endodontics, and Evidence Based Endodontics Journal. He served on the AAE Research and Scientific Affairs Committee and co-chaired AAE/AAOMR committee drafting the joint position statement on CBCT (2015).  He has numerous publications and chapters in peer reviewed journals and textbooks (Pathways of the pulp) and (Contemporary surgical Endodontics). He is the co-editor of the CBCT text book (3-D Imaging in Endodontics: A new Era in diagnosis and treatment) by Springer (2016). He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and gave numerous presentations nationally and internationally.

Scholarly interests

Co-author of the Periradicular Surgery chapter in Pathways of the pulp 10th edition (2011) and 11th edition 2015.  Co-editor of the text book “3-D imaging in Endodontics”.

Selected Publications

Qian Xie; Bradford R. Johnson; Christopher S. Wenckus; Mohamed I. Fayad; Christine D. Wu. Efficacy of berberine, an antimicrobial plant alkaloid, as an endodontic irrigant against a mixed-culture biofilm in an in vitro tooth model. Journal of Endodontics. 2012;38(8):1114-1117.

Mohamed I. Fayad; Paul J. Ashkenaz; Bradford R. Johnson. Different representations of vertical root fractures detected by cone-beam volumetric tomography: A case series report. Journal of Endodontics. 2012;38(10):1435-1442.

Rajaa Alsanea; Sriram Ravindran; Mohamed I. Fayad; Bradford R. Johnson; Christopher S. Wenckus; Jianjun Hao; Anne George. Biomimetic approach to perforation repair using dental pulp stem cells and dentin matrix protein 1. Journal of Endodontics. 2011;37(8):1092-1097.

Bruna Burgener; Angelique R. Ford; Hongsa Situ; Mohamed I. Fayad; Jian Jun Hao; Christopher S. Wenckus; Bradford R. Johnson; Ellen A. Begole; Anne George. Biologic markers for odontogenic periradicular periodontitis. Journal of Endodontics. 2010;36(8):1307-1310.

Vince A. Penesis; Patrick I. Fitzgerald; Mohamed I. Fayad; Christopher S. Wenckus; Ellen A. BeGole; Bradford R. Johnson. Outcome of One-visit and Two-visit Endodontic Treatment of Necrotic Teeth with Apical Periodontitis: A Randomized Controlled Trial with One-year Evaluation. Journal of Endodontics. 2008;34(3):251-257.


  • Cairo University, DDS
  • University of Buffalo at NewYork, MS
  • Eastman Dental Center, University of Rochester at New York, GRE
  • University of Buffalo at NewYork & Cairo University, PhD
  • University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, Endodontics Certificate

Professional Memberships

  • Scientific Advisory and Manuscript Review Panel, Journal of Endodontics
  • AAE Research and Scientific Affairs Committee
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics

Research Currently in Progress

Clinical outcomes research, laser interaction with dental hard tissue, tissue engineering and the application of CBVT imaging in endodontics.