University of Illinois At Chicago UIC College of Dentistry
PATIENT CARE

Comprehensive, personalized dental care services - with the choice of care provided by students, graduate specialists or faculty - all in one place.
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ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

World-class academic programs to prepare the next-generation of oral health professionals, including DMD, PhD and Advanced Specialty Training.
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RESEARCH

Innovative basic and translational oral science investigations to advance knowledge and improve health.
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Research Themes

bioinformatics biomedical research

Craniofacial Pathobiology

Working to improve treatment of oral cancer, caries, peridontal and other oral diseases. We are leading interdisciplinary investigations in the development and function of the craniofacial complex to better understand processes that occur within cells and tissues to maintain health and control growth and development.

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Regenerative Science

Moving 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 Center for Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration (CWHTR) is a unique community of scientists and clinicians devoted to the study of injury, wound healing, and regeneration. The Laboratory of Applied Dental Biomaterials and Interfaces is a NIH funded center studying the properties of the tooth in order to develop reparative/regenerative biomaterials to replace lost tooth structure.

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Clinical, Translational & Community Research

Leading transformative studies to improve oral health outcomes both in the clinic and the community. We have several centers and investigators focused on the study of the incidence and prevalence of disease; measuring outcomes of interventions; and safety and efficacy of drugs, devices, and treatments in individuals. We are also investigating how and why efforts to promote oral health through intervention are accepted by communities. 

College Smiles

Fighting Oral Cancer with the Power of Machine Learning
University of Illinois oral medicine experts and computer scientists are teaming up to harness the power of big data to change the landscape of oral cancer prevention. To do this, they are combining the latest advances in machine learning with one of the oldest functional food products in the world: green tea.
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The College of Dentistry sponsored a Chicago River-based Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) Tour of the Chicago skyline and a reception on the riverbank for members of the UIC Dean’s Council on October 1, 2017.
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Dr. Daniel M. Laskin, who earned his MS in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from the College of Dentistry, along with two other outstanding UIC alumni, were honored by the University during the UIC Alumni Awards Luncheon.
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The College of Dentistry’s relationship with China has gotten even stronger thanks to a visit there by Dr. Brad Johnson, Endodontics ’91, MHPE ’05, Head and Director of Postdoctoral Endodontics, and Dr. Kent Knoernschild, Professor, Restorative Dentistry, and Director of the Advanced Specialty Program in Prosthodontics.
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The difference between a healthy smile and frequent visits to the dentist has a lot to do with your diet. Eating a variety of nutrient-rich foods from all the food groups promotes healthy teeth and gums. This means maintain a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, protein foods, calcium-rich foods and whole grains for a healthy smile as well as a healthy body.
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  • ILLINOIS' LARGEST DENTAL SCHOOL

    globe-icon_0.pngWe graduate more new dental professionals than any other institution in IL. We are also the largest dental care provider in IL, serving over 30 thousand patients annually. We have over 430 students seeking dental degrees including DMD, PhD and MS programs.

  • ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

    diploma-icon1_0.pngOur students regularly achieve a 100% pass rate on board exams, and perform significantly higher than national average on the basic science and clinical science exams.

  • LEADER IN ORAL SCIENCE RESEARCH

    microscope-icon1_1.PNGWe are a level-1 research institution, with more than 40 faculty performing research and funding of over $5 million annually. We are one of only 15 out of 70 institutions with DMD/PhD or PhD training grants from the NIDCR.

Upcoming Events

Jul 21
5:30 am to 6:00 pm
Bank of Springfield Center

This summer, the UIC College of Dentistry chapters from the American Dental Education Association(ADEA), American Student Dental Association(ASDA), and American Association for Women Dentists(AAWD) are coordinating a trip to volunteer at the 2018...

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Jul 23
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
UIC College of Dentistry

Join us as ADEA hosts a Lunch and Learn event on “The Diagnosis Journey of a Pemphigus Patient” with guest lecturer Becky Strong from the International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation (IPPF).  Learn about a patient's...

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Jul 25
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
UIC College of Dentistry

These walking group tours of our dental school are a great way to learn more before application. You'll be led through a guided tour of the college by admissions and student representatives, with a group Q&A after the tour. You'll meet...

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Jul 25
8:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Heritage Green Park

Come and enjoy a nice cool summer night under the stars watching a Movie at the Park with AAWD on Wednesday, July 25th at Heritage Green Park in West Loop. Everyone is welcomed so please bring food, drinks, blankets, and friends with you! The...

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