Michael D. Han D.D.S.
UIC College of Dentistry
801 S Paulina St
  • Michael
  • Han
  • DDS
  • Assistant Professor

Biographic Summary

Dr. Michael Han received his DDS degree at University of California at Los Angeles, and completed residency training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Washington, where he was exposed to a high volume of orthognathic surgery and developed a keen interest in the treatment of dentofacial deformities and related obstructive sleep apnea. Following residency, Dr. Han completed an oral and maxillofacial surgery fellowship at Dalhousie University with a focus on orthognathic surgery, temporomandibular joint surgery and arthroscopy. There, he was trained in surgical planning and techniques developed by Drs. Jean Delaire and David Precious, both pioneers in the field orthognathic surgery. 

Education & Career

  • D.D.S. – Yonsei University College of Dentistry (South Korea)
  • D.D.S. – University of California at Los Angeles School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA
  • Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – Dalhousie University, Halifax, NA (Canada)

Professional Affiliations & Certifications

  • Member, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Member, American Dental Association
  • Member, Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, Epsilon Zeta Chapter
  • Member, Korean Dental Association

Clinical Activities and Specialties

Dr. Han’s clinical interests include combined surgical and orthodontic correction of dentofacial deformities, maxillomandibular surgery for obstructive sleep apnea, multidisciplinary management of temporomandibular disorders, including arthroscopy, arthrotomy, and alloplastic reconstruction

Scholarly Interests

Dr. Han’s research interests include early-surgery protocol for dentofacial deformity correction, short- and long-term outcomes of orthognathic surgery, and development of a sustainable model for multidisciplinary temporomandibular disorder management.


Han, M. Aggressive Salvaged “Non-salvageable” Squamous Cell Carcinoma Recurrence. Presentation at the Washington State Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Meeting. January 2015, Bellevue, WA.

Christensen B, Han M, Dillon J. The Cause of Cost in the Management of Odontogenic Infections 1: A Demographic Survey and Multivariate Analysis. J. Oral Maxillofac Surg.  2013 Dec;71(12):2058-67

Christensen B, Han M, Dillon J. The Cause of Cost in the Management of Odontogenic Infections 2: Multivariate Outcome Analyses. J. Oral Maxillofac Surg.  2013 Dec;71(12):2068-76

Han M, Dillon J. Lip Cancer - General Considerations in Lip Cancer - Treatment and Reconstruction Springer 2013

Han MD, Ryan CG, Thompson RE. Neurological Injury and the Heart: Balancing Threats of Hemorrhage and Embolism. Poster presentation at the 7th Annual Perioperative Medicine Summit. March 2012, Miami, FL.