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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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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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RESEARCH

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

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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. 

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Connections Between Oral Health and Well Being
You might be surprised to know that the benefits of maintaining good dental health extend far beyond just your mouth. In fact your oral health—the health of your teeth and gums—has a major impact on overall health, medical costs, and quality of life. Find out what UIC is doing to educate patients and the future workforce to improve oral health as part of overall health.
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When it comes to fighting off cavities, we need all the help we can get, beyond the obvious healthy habits of regular brushing and flossing. Here are several more useful habits you can pick up to strengthen your daily routine for a healthy and beautiful smile.
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The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Dentistry’s Oral Medicine and Oral Surgery Clinics will host free oral cancer screenings on Wednesday, April 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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Organized dentistry is one central way to provide governance to public health, promote the art and science of dentistry, and stay involved with colleagues. Check out how many of our graduates are leading in the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society, and the Chicago Dental Society,
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The bonds and bridges built are critical to our personal and professional success. For Dr. Susan Becker Doroshow, ‘83, the newest Board of Trustee for the American Dental Association, creating bonds and bridges has had some very profound effects on herself and the world around her.
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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

Feb 01 to Feb 28
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
UIC College of Dentistry

In celebration of Black History Month 2019, The Student National Dental Association (SNDA) is hosting several events this February. Join in the fun events, and...

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Feb 19
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
UIC College of Dentistry

Get the latest updates in oral health sciences at the 32nd annual Clinic and Research Day! The College of Dentistry's annual Clinic and Research Day provides a forum for students, postgrads, and research staff to present research...

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Feb 22
9:00 am
UIC College of Dentistry

Save the date! The UIC College of Dentistry is hosting the 12th annual Predental Conference on Friday, February 22, 2019.  The event is free of charge.  The day will include a keynote speaker, health education and a trip to the Chicago...

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Feb 22
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Virgin Hotel

Visit with Dean Clark Stanford at the College's reception during the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting.

Friday, February 22, 2019
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be provided, and there...

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