UIC College of Dentistry oral medicine and facial pain

The Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences performs multiple functions within the College of Dentistry. Faculty in the department teach in the DMD program, the MS in Oral Sciences program, and other advanced training programs. There are active clinical and research programs closely linked to the oral cancer research initiatives in the Cancer Center, and studies in oral conditions in HIV. The DMRT Office is also housed in the department.

We have re-invented our entire imaging system along with the clinical aspects of dentistry we support.
Oral Medicine & Diagnostic Teaching
UIC Oral Medicine & Diagnostic Teaching

The overall objective of the teaching clinic is to emphasize the responsibility of dental students in obtaining a thorough medical and dental history, performing a comprehensive head and neck and oral examination, and to obtain appropriate consultation for their patients. The goal of the history and examination is to obtain vital information on medical and oral status, to promote early diagnosis.

The clinical experience will promote the differentiation between normal and variations of normal and pathology or potential pathology. Clinic rotation will promote appropriate treatment planning and to understand the role of oral and general health for the patient and to facilitate appropriate and safe dental care for patients.

Additionally, a focus on an understanding of the principles of diagnosis and treatment of oral soft tissue disease in medically complex and non-medically complex patients; orofacial sensory disorders and pain; movement disorders including TMD; salivary gland disease and oral manifestations of systemic disease; and medical management will be emphasized.

Seeking Full-Time Clinical Assistant Professor
Dept. of Oral Medicine & Diagnostic Sciences at the Univ. of IL at Chicago

The Dept. of Oral Medicine & Diagnostic Sciences at the Univ. of IL at Chicago (UIC), located in a large metropolitan area, is seeking a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor.  This position is responsible for instruction, assessment and development of curriculum in the Oral Medicine/Orofacial Pain Clinic.  Under direction and supervision, this position will assist department in teaching, training, and advising graduate and undergraduate students regarding Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences through didactic and clinical methods, and will utilize knowledge of Oral Medicine, Oral Facial Pain, and related disorders to perform teaching, clinic, and service-oriented tasks, will provide clinical orofacial and dental patient care to a diverse patient population, and will conduct medical science research in the field of Oral Medicine and Oral Facial Pain, publish and present research findings, and participate in curriculum development. Requires a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree, or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree, or its foreign equivalent, in the field of dentistry or related field of study, 2 yrs of university-based postgraduate training in Orofacial Pain or related training, certification by the American Board of Orofacial Pain, and a valid IL dental license or eligibility for IL dental licensure.  Some travel may be required for conferences or professional development.  For fullest consideration, please submit CV, cvr ltr, & 3 references by 8/5/2020 to Susan Lloyd, Dept. of Oral Medicine & Diagnostic Sciences, 801 S Paulina St, Chicago IL 60612 or via email to slloyd2@uic.edu. UIC is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, & individuals w/ disabilities are encouraged to apply. UIC may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer letter. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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Patient Care

Oral Medicine and Facial Pain Clinic
(312) 355-1222 


Academics & Research

Department of Oral Medicine & Diagnostic Sciences
UIC College of Dentistry (MC 838)
801 South Paulina Street, Room 569B
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 413-7925

Richard Monahan, DDS, MS
Department Head

Susan Lloyd, MA
Business Administrative Associate

Faculty and Staff


Richard Monahan, DDS, MS
Department Head

Susan Lloyd, MA
Business Administrative Associate