Haitao Li DDS, MS, PhD
(312) 996-7138
College of Dentistry
801 S. Paulina Street
  • Haitao
  • Li
  • DDS, MS, PhD
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthodontics

Biographic Summary

Dr. Haitao Li received her dental degree from Capital University of Medical Sciences, in Beijing, China. She then studied in the area of bone biology at the University of Connecticut Health Center where she received her Ph.D. degree in 2007.  She later attended the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she completed orthodontic specialty training and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics in 2011. Dr. Li published in multiple peer-reviewed journals on the topics of bone biology, osteoblast differentiation, tooth development and clinical orthodontics.

Scholarly Interests

Osteoblast differentiation, hard tissue mineralization and bone development. 


Jiang J, Goodarzi G, He J, Li H, Safavi KE, Spangberg LS, Zhu Q. Emdogain-gel stimulates proliferation of odontoblasts and osteoblasts. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 102:698-702, 2006. 

Jian J, Li H, Fahid FS, Filbert E, Safavi KE, Spangberg LS, Zhu Q. Quantitative analysis of osteoclast-specific gene markers stimulated by lipopolysaccharide. J Endod. 32:742-6, 2006. 

Li H, Marijanovic I, Kronenberg M, Erceg I, Stover ML, Velonis D, Mina M, Upholt W, Kalajzic I, Lichtler A. Expression and function of Dlx genes in the osteoblast lineage. Dev Biol. 316:458-7, 2008. 

Kalajzic Z, Li H, Wang L, Jiang X, Lamothe K, Adams D J, Aguila HL, Rowe DW, Kalajzic I. Use of an alpha-smooth muscle actin GFP reporter to identify an osteoprogenitor population. Bone 43:501-10, 2008. 

Salie R, Li H, Jiang X, Rowe DW, Kalajzic I, Susa M. A rapid, nonradioactive in situ hybridization technique for use on cryosectioned adult mouse bone. Calcif Tissue Int. 83:212-21, 2008. 

San Miguel SM, Fatahi MR, Li H, Igwe JC, Aguila HL, Kalajzic I. Defining a visual marker of osteoprogenitor cells within the periodontium. J Periodontal Res. 45:60-70. Epub Apr 30, 2009. 

Li H, Jiang X, Delaney J, Franceschetti T, Bilic-Curcic I, Kalinovsky J, Lorenzo JA, Grcevic D, Rowe DW, Kalajzic I. Immature osteoblast lineage cells increase osteoclastogenesis in osteogenesis imperfecta murine. Am J Pathol. 176:2405-13. Epub Mar 26, 2010. 

Grcevic D, Pejda S, Repic D, Wang L, Li H, Kronenberg M, Jiang X, Maye P, Adams D, Rowe DW, Aguila H, Kalajzic I. In vivo fate mapping identifies mesenchymal progenitor cells. Stem Cell 30:187-196, 2012. 

Li H, Ramachandran A, Gao Q, Ravindran S, Song Y, Evans C, George A. Expression and function of NUMB in odontogenesis, Biomed Res Int. 2013; 2013:182965. doi: 10.1155/2013/182965. Epub 2013 Jun 6. PMID: 23841055 

Li H, Masoud A, Voss L. Case Report: Modified quadhelix-expander in treatment of a pseudo Class III patient. J World Fed Orthod 2 e107-e114, 2013.