Dr. Gerald N. Glickman has returned to Baylor College of Dentistry to lead its re-established Department of Endodontics, effective Jan. 1. He is chair and graduate program director of the department, which had been a division of BCD’s Department of Restorative Sciences since 1991.
Glickman began his teaching career at BCD in 1984 and served on the faculty until 1993. He returns to BCD from the University of Washington where he was as professor and chair of endodontics. He served in similar positions on the faculties of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and the University of Michigan.
“I am honored and thrilled to return to BCD,” Glickman said. “I am excited that I am working again with many of the faculty and staff that I had the pleasure of working with when I was first here. It is a great feeling to be home.”
Glickman’s primary goal is to continue the tradition of excellence in endodontic education and scholarship, both at the predoctoral as well as the graduate level. “With its re-establishment, it is critical that the Department of Endodontics works in concert with the school at all levels: administration, faculty, staff and students,” he said.
Glickman received a master’s degree in microbiology for the University of Kentucky in 1975, a dental degree from Ohio State University in 1978, a general practice residency certificate from the University of Florida in 1979, a master’s degree and certificate in endodontics from Northwestern University in 1984, a master’s degree in business administration from Southern Methodist University in 1988 and a law degree from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in 1994.
A diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, Glickman also serves the board as director and president. He chairs the Education Affairs Committee of the American Association of Endodontists and is vice president of the Council of Sections of the American Dental Education Association.
Glickman is a member of the Test Construction Committee of the Joint Commission of National Dental Examiners and a member of the Endodontic Review Committee and consultant for the ADA Joint Commission on Dental Accreditation. A fellow of both the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists, his research interests are in the areas of root canal instrumentation and obturation of root canal systems.
Glickman is on the editorial boards of the International Endodontic Journal and the endodontics section of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontics. Glickman serves as section editor of endodontics for Quintessence International. He also has contributed to major texts in endodontics.
Founded in 1905, Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, a component of The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center, is a nationally recognized center for oral health sciences education, research, specialized patient care and continuing dental education. The A&M System HSC serves the state as a distributed, statewide health science center that is present in communities throughout Texas.

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