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John Bradbury, DDS
Dental School Assistant Professor, Director of Operative Dentistry
Operative Dentistry


Dr. Bradbury is a 1972 graduate of The Ohio State University. Following graduation from Dental School, he served two years in the U.S. Public Health Service running the dental suite of a Medical Center in a medically deprived area of south central Pennsylvania. In 1974 he joined the faculty at the University of Maryland, Baltimore Dental School where he continues to teach. He has been the director of preclinical programs of Dental Anatomy and Occlusion, Operative Dentistry and Fixed Partial Prosthodontics. He has also been a Restorative Dentistry clinical supervisor and is currently the Director of Operative Dentistry in the department. Early in his career he worked with Dr. Van Thompson on mercury vaporization studies to examine effective means of storage of residual amalgam following restorative procedures. He has received several awards for excellence in teaching over the years, and has traveled to Vietnam with Operation Smile for the past three years to treat children. He has been the faculty advisor to a variety of student organizations in the school, including the Academy of General Dentistry and the Christian Medical and Dental Association. He has been instrumental in the development of digital teaching tools through still and video photography, and now mentors junior faculty in course development and administration. He continues to practice general dentistry in the intramural practice at the dental school.