Endodontics Faculty

endodontics faculty

Fabricio B. Teixeira
Fabricio B. Teixeira, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Professor and Head, Department of Endodontics

Dr. Fabricio Teixeira is Professor and Chair of the Department of Endodontics at the University of Iowa, and he has been appointed as the Richard E. Walton Professor of Endodontics. Before coming to Iowa, he served as Director of the Advanced Education Program in Endodontics at the University of Texas at San Antonio. 

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Dr. Arne Bjorndal
Arne Bjorndal, (1916-2012) In Memorium

Dr. Bjorndal joined The University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1955. He was a professor and first department head in the Department of Endodontics.

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Huojun Cao
Huojun Cao, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Endodontics

Prior to becoming a dental research faculty at the Iowa Institute for Oral Health Research at the UI College of Dentistry, Dr. Cao was a postdoctoral fellow in the Data Science Lab, Department of Systems Medicine and Bioengineering, Houston Methodist Hospital Research Institute. He joined the UI College of Dentistry in 2016.

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Bruno Cavalcanti
Bruno Cavalcanti, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Endodontics

Dr. Cavalcanti joined the UI College of Dentistry Department of Endodontics in 2016. Prior to that, he was a faculty at  Sao Paulo State University School of Dentistry (Brazil), Ibirapuera University School of Dentistry (Brazil), and the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.  

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Carolina Cucco
Carolina Cucco, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Endodontics

Dr. Carolina Cucco joined the Department of Endodontics as an assistant professor in 2018. Dr. Cucco received her D.D.S. in 2009 from the University of Passo Fundo, her Ph.D. in Oral Health Sciences from Pontifical Catholic University in 2015, and her Endodontic certificate from the University of Michigan in June of 2018.

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Dr. David R. Drake
David R. Drake, M.S., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Endodontics

Dr. Drake joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1988. He is a professor of microbiology in the Department of Endodontics and the Iowa Institute for Oral Health Research. Dr. Drake is the director of research for the Department of Endodontics.

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Manuel R. Gomez
Manuel R. Gomez, D.D.S.
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Endodontics

Before becoming a faculty member of the Department of Endodontics, Dr. Gómez was in private endodontic practice in Bogotá , Colombia from 1980-2003. During this time he was also a faculty member at the College of Dentistry, Department of Endodontics, Javeriana University and was president of the Association of Endodontists of Bogotá for eight consecutive years. He currently a clinical associate professor and also a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.

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Lauren Jensen
Dr. Lauren Jensen, D.D.S., M.S.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Endodontics

After graduating from Harvard University in 2008, Dr. Jensen completed her D.D.S. at the UI College of Dentistry in 2014 and her M.S. in oral science in 2017, also from the UI College of Dentistry. She is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Endodontics.

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Anne E. Williamson
Anne E. Williamson, D.D.S., M.S.
Associate Professor, Department of Endodontics
Program Director, Advanced Education in Endodontics

Prior to coming to Iowa, Dr. Williamson was in private practice in the Nebraska cities of Lincoln and Plattsmouth. She joined the Department of Endodontics as a clinical instructor in 2003.

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