Dr. Susan Hagel-Bradway
Specialist in Endodontics
Dr. Susan Hagel-Bradway is a graduate of University of Mississippi School of Dentistry with Endodontic and Master Degrees from University of New York at Buffalo. She is married to Dr. Steve Bradway.
Early in dental training, Drs. Bradway and Hagel-Bradfway felt a strong desire to know how dental diseases work at the cellular and molecular level. They felt that predictability was the hallmark of good practice and if they understood diseases at this level, they could achieve more predictable treatment results. After dental school, Dr. Susan earned her Endodontic certificate and Master's degree in cell signaling and bone biology. Dr. Susan founded an Endodontic practice in Columbus, Ohio and went on to become a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontists. Susan became a consultant to Children's Hospital in Columbus and built a successful Endodontic practice.
Transition is part of life. After the doctors started their family, they found there was not enough time to teach, do research, patient care and raise children. They began to look at the alternative of practicing together and moving back to Washington. Over a three year period they planned their transition from academics to full time practice. It was an extraordinarily good choice that ultimately led them to current practices in Tacoma and Puyallup. The doctors were somewhat anxious about practicing together. After all, how much time can you spend with your spouse? As it turned out, practicing together has strengthened their clinical and domestic relationship. Their children are flourishing in this community and have found truly extraordinary people to work with.