Developmental disabilities affect the mind, the body and the skills people use in everyday life. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) often need extra help to achieve and maintain good oral health. And they are particularly at-risk for oral health issues such as severe tooth decay and periodontal disease. Poor communication skills, lack of manual dexterity, fear, uncontrolled movements, and
Prevention and Public Health
The UIC chapter of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) on April 12 presented its Advocate Award to Dr. Sahar Alrayyes, Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Alrayyes received the award for the effort she put into the
The International College of Dentists’ USA Section (USA-ICD) has awarded a grant from its International Student Experiences (ISE) program to the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. The ICD's gift of over $2,400 will help fund the College’s international service learning rotations. The College offers rotations in Guatemala, Tanzania, and China. At these rotations, students learn how dentistry is
More than 100 youngsters from St. Malachy School and Chicagoland Easter Seals will be provided with an examination of their teeth, a cleaning, a fluoride treatment, and education on how to keep their teeth healthy, at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry on Thursday, Feb. 2, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Give Kids a Smile Day.
Tooth decay (cavities) remains one of the most
The College’s Hispanic Student Dental Association (HSDA) Chapter has been chosen the winner of the Nuestros Ninos contest of the Hispanic Dental Association (HDA), sponsored by Colgate. In the contest, students are invited to develop a program that educates on the importance of dental care, good oral
Third-year UIC College of Dentistry students Gabija Revis and Jessica Williams were invited to attend the Symposium on Oral Health and Primary Care sponsored by the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health (NIIOH). They were invited because they both are Schweitzer Fellows, and their
Oral health is often taken for granted, but it is an essential part of our everyday lives.
Good oral health enhances our ability to speak, smile, eat, and show our emotions through facial expressions. 1
Students from UIC College of Dentistry, led by faculty Dr. Beth Miloro, Clinical Assistant Professor, Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, and Dr. Adriana Semprum-Clavier, Director of the DMD Advanced Standing Program, participated at the Esperanza Health Center Extravaganza Health Fair on Aug 6, providing oral cancer screenings, oral health education, nutritional counseling, and more than 50 fluoride varnish