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James Bahcall, DMD, MS, FICD, FACD


Dr. James Bahcall is a Clinical Professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago School of Dentistry in the Department of Endodontics. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and is a Fellow in both the International and American College of Dentists. He has pioneered fiber optic and endoscopic visualization in the field of endodontics. Dr. Bahcall has also co-pioneered polymer-based rotary files and ultrasonic endodontic instruments. He is currently working on clinical studies in vital pulp cryotherapy and endodontic regeneration. Dr. Bahcall has been the recipient of outstanding teaching awards and has published numerous scientific articles, as well as written chapters for endodontic textbooks. He serves as a member of the Scientific Advisory Boards of the Journal of Endodontics, European Journal of General Dentistry, Compendium and Inside Dentistry. Dr. Bahcall lectures on endodontics both nationally and internationally.

Contact information

University of Illinois – Chicago
College of Dentistry
801 South Paulina Street, Room 434
Chicago, Illinois 60612-2211
Office: 312-996-7514

Available Sessions

  • An Endodontist’s Day at The Orifice: From Diagnosis Through Obturation and More
    Topic: Nonsurgical Endodontic Treatment & Retreatment
    Learning Objectives:

    1. Explain how to correctly diagnosis endodontic etiology.
    2. Explain the current clinical methods for proper local anesthesia in endodontic treatment.
    3. Discuss current instrumentation and obturation techniques in conventional endodontic treatment.

    An Endodontist’s treatment skill foundation is based on keeping up with the technological advances and changes in treatment techniques with in the field of endodontics. Unfortunately, for the general dentist, it can be difficult to keep up with these changes in endodontics while in everyday practice. This course will encompass all the changes and advances in diagnosis, local anesthesia, instrumentation/obturation, and pain medications and antibiotics.


Dr. Bahcall has no proprietary, financial and/or personal interest pertaining to his presentation to disclose.

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