Celebrating and Sharing Research Achievement in Oral Sciences
UIC College of Dentistry Clinic & Research Day

32nd Annual Clinic and Research Day, February 19, 2019

Get the latest updates in oral health sciences at the 32nd annual Clinic and Research Day! The College of Dentistry's annual Clinic and Research Day provides a forum for students, postgrads, and research staff to present research achievements to the members of the College and larger research community. Additionally, Clinic and Research Day offers Continuing Education credit opportunities, dental products and service exhibits, a keynote lecture and student awards

Join faculty, postgraduates, and students as they present a wide range of research activities, from basic research, public health and prevention, and the development of best practices in dentistry, to the creation of techniques and technology that will allow teeth to be regenerated in adults. Research at the College spans from “bench to chairside” to advance diagnostic and interventional knowledge and therapies in oral health and other fields. 

Continuing Education credit will be available for attending the poster presentations and the keynote presentation.

Support and learn from our students, residents, and fellows as they present a wide variety of posters highlighting current research covering basic, behavioral, clinical, and applied sciences applicable in public health and prevention, the development of best practices in dentistry, and the creation of techniques and technology that will allow teeth to be regenerated in adults. Research occurs at the College from the “bench to the chairside” (and the reverse)—to accelerate diagnostic and interventional therapies for College patients. Clinic and Research Day allows the postgraduates, students, and their faculty mentors to share their research with the dental and medical communities.

Driving life-changing discoveries through research is one of the goals of the University’s IGNITE: The Campaign for UIC, its $37 million fundraising campaign.

Over 100 posters covering several topics:

  • Cancer Biology/Oral Cancer
  • Biomaterials/Dental Materials
  • Tooth Development & Movement
  • Social Science/Behavior
  • Wound Healing/Tissue Regeneration & Repair
  • Imaging &Therapeutic Modalities
  • Case Reports & Literature Reviews 

Tours and Exhibits

  • Vendor exhibits will be located on the 5th floor throughout the day.  
  • Visit the Kottemann Gallery of Dentistry and the DuBrul Archives Room.
  • Tour the clinics and laboratories.
  • Receive Continuing Education credit.

2019 Keynote Speaker

Kimon Divaris, DDS, PhD

Kimon-Davaris.jpgAssociate Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, UNC School of Dentistry
Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina

Topic: “Scientific Advances Transforming Dentistry Towards Precision Oral Health and Care”

Sponsored by  Dentsply Sirona

Dr. Divaris’s research focus is on proximal and distal determinants of oral health and disease, ranging from genomics of oral health traits and behavioral sciences to health disparities and dental education.


2019 Schedule of Events

Time                     Activity                                                                                                Location

10-11am             Vendor Set-Up                                                                                   4th and 5th Floors

11-2:30                Registration                                                                                         5th Floor

11-2:30                Exhibitors                                                                                              4th and 5th Floors

11-2:30                Kotteman Gallery and DuBrul Archives Open                 5th Floor

11-12:30              Poster Presentations 1                                                                  4th and 5th Floors

11:30-2:00          Ticketed Box Lunch Pick-up                                                        5th Floor                             

12:45-2:15          Poster Presentations 2                                                                  4th and 5th Floors

2:15-2:30             Break

2:30-3:30             Dentsply Sirona Keynote Presentation
                               “Scientific Advances Transforming Dentistry
                                towards Precision Oral Health and Care”
                                by Dr. Kimon Divaris                                                                         LHS

3:30-4:15             Three diverse research short talks
                               and Prize Drawings

4:15-4:45             Presentation of Awards                                                              LHS


More Event Information

Faculty interested in serving as judges should contact Dr. Christine Wu, Professor, Pediatric Dentistry, at chriswu@uic.edu.

For more information contact Amsaveni (Amsa) Ramachandran aramach@uic.edu or Dr. Linda M Kaste kaste@uic.edu.



Research Themes

Craniofacial Pathobiology
Working to improve treatment of oral cancer, caries, peridontal and other oral diseases. 

Regenerative Science
Moving beyond tissue replacement, using materials to enable our bodies to regenerate damaged and failing tissues.

Clinical, Translational & Community
Leading transformative studies to improve oral health outcomes both in the clinic and the community.