About Us

The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry (COD) will continue to be a worldwide leader in clinical care that is patient-centered and evidence-based, with a foundation in preventive and public health sciences; integrated education programs based on advanced technology; and interdisciplinary, innovative research.

Commencement 2010

The mission of the COD is to promote optimum oral and general health to the people of the State of Illinois and worldwide. Striving for perfection in education, patient care, research, and service helps us to achieve that goal.

Education The COD provides thoughtful educational programs for students and professionals in a respectful environment that celebrates life-long learning.

Patient Care Our students become competent health care professionals who provide comprehensive and compassionate patient-centered care.

Research The COD supports interdisciplinary research in its innovative laboratories and centers.

Service Community involvement is an essential component of the College’s mission. The COD remains a leader in forming healthcare policy at the university, state, and national level. We value diversity in our students, staff, faculty, and patients and seek an understanding of our culturally-diverse population. This understanding helps us address the healthcare needs of underserved populations, both locally and globally, through outreach and educational programs.

Please read  The Deans's Message for more information about the College's vision, mission, and values.