Dr. Seema Ashrafi, Clinical Associate Professor and Director, Pre-doctoral Periodontics, and Clinical Director of the Advanced Standing Program, in May was named the 2017 recipient of the College’s Jon Daniel Teaching Award, which confers upon her the distinction of also being a Jon Daniel Teaching Scholar.
In March, she also
As part of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry’s global outreach, Dr. Alyne Simões, a faculty member at the School of Dentistry at the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil, is spending a year on a Fellowship at the College in the laboratory of Dr. Luisa A. DiPietro, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, Director of the Center for Wound
Drs. Vladimir Ilievski and Keiko Watanabe of Periodontics recently presented a study, “Experimental periodontitis results in beta cell compensatory alterations” in the recent
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is caused when bacteria in plaque (a sticky, colorless film that forms in the mouth) builds up between the gums and teeth. When the bacteria begin to grow, the gums surrounding the tooth can become inflamed. Periodontal diseases range from simple gum inflammation to serious disease that results in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth. In the
Regenerative Science research at UIC College of Dentistry are moving dental care beyond tissue replacement, using materials to enable our bodies to regenerate damaged and failing tissues. Our researchers are leading investigations into how materials interact with living tissues, and the building of tissue replacements for the growth of cells/tissues to replace lost tissues. The