University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry dental school
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 community health.
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College Calendar

Jul 15 to Aug 30
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
UIC College of Dentistry

This Summer there are several Chicago area health fairs that need your help!  They invite health professionals, community organizations, social services, entertainment, etc. from the Chicagoland area in order to help meet the needs in...

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Aug 26 to Aug 30
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Lecture Hall North

Your orientation week is designed around you!  It is the beginning of your UIC College of Dentistry journey.  During the week, you will begin to unlock a network of resources that will help you start your University of Illinois at...

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Aug 31
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
UIC College of Dentistry

In this special continuing education credit seminar,  Daniel J. Melker will discuss the importance of the TEAM approach in successful long-term management of challenging restorative and periodontal cases.  The program will be held...

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Sep 03
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
UIC College of Dentistry

Join the college community for our annual College Welcome Back Event, “Altogether Extraordinary,” hosted by the College Student, Faculty, and Staff Relations Committee. A welcome celebration will take place from 12 p.m...

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College Smiles

The Many Costs (Financial and Well-Being) of Poor Oral Health
Financial limitations often prevent people from getting timely dental care. The negative impacts of poor dental health go well beyond just having bad teeth -- they also affect health, employment and well-being.
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Oral head and neck cancers the sixth most common cancer type in the world. And, HPV is now the most common cause. Yet, most people aren’t aware of how serious head and neck cancers can be - and how they are connected to HPV. UIC's free public screenings and population research are helping to spread awareness and education in Chicago.
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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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Are you ready to apply dental school? Use this step-by-step roadmap to begin your journey to dental school.
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We are thrilled to announce that two UIC College of Dentistry alumni have been selected to receive the esteemed UICAA awards this fall. Congratulations, Drs. Haas and Lugakingira!
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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.

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. 

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