In the media

Dr. Anne George
Dr. George quoted in USA Today
Posted on 5/29/2014

Dr. Anne George, professor of oral biology, was quoted in USA Today story on new research showing how shining a light from a low-powered laser can turn on natural healing processes leading to regrowth of dentin, the material inside a tooth. The work is currently being performed in rodents, but within a year, approval could be given to test on humans.

Dr. Kent Knoernschild
Dr. Kent Knoernschild quoted in Chicago Tribune
Posted on 5/22/2014

Restorative Dentistry Professor Dr. Kent Knoernschild was quoted in the Chicago Tribune Blue Sky Innovation section about dental office technology.

beat bad breath
Dr. Wu’s research featured in A Woman's Health Magazine story
Posted on 5/20/2014

A Woman's Health Magazine story about ways to beat halitosis included research conducted by Christine Wu, professor and director of cariology research. Wu's studies have shown how polyphenols, chemical components found in black and green tea, can prevent the growth of the bacteria responsible for bad breath.

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Dr. Bedran-Russo published in April’s Journal of Dental Research
Posted on 4/11/2014

Dr. Ana Bedran-Russo of the Department of Restorative Dentistry, has published a paper "Dentin biomodification potential depends on polyphenol source," in the current issue of the Journal of Dental Research.

The Journal of Dental Research, a peer-reviewed scientific journal, is one of the highest impact journals in dentistry. The Journal of Dental Research (JDR) is dedicated to the dissemination of new knowledge and information on all sciences relevant to dentistry and to the oral cavity and associated structures in health and disease. Additionally, JDR is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Congratulations to Dr. Bedran-Russo and her team for this terrific achievement.

Postdoctoral fellow publishes paper on improving wound healing
Posted on 4/1/2014

Congratulations to Dr. Eileen Weinheimer-Haus and mentor Dr. Tim Koh from the College of Applied Health Sciences, on the publication of their research article on improving surgical wound healing with low intensity vibration in the journal PLoS One.

The article was additionally featured on the UIC News Center website.

Dr. Weinheimer-Haus is a postdoctoral fellow supported by the College of Dentistry T32 institutional training grant directed by Dr. Luisa DiPietro.

Dentin matrix team featured by NIDCR
Posted on 3/25/2014

UIC College of Dentistry researchers were recently featured by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.  Last author, Dr. Anne George is the Allan G. Brodie Endowed Professor in the Department of Oral Biology and recent recipient of the University of Illinois at Chicago's award as Dstinguished Researcher of the Year, Basic Life Sciences.

National Health Service Corp features UIC COD alum
Posted on 2/25/2014

Dr. Courtney Levine, (formally Dr. Courtney Rubin), a 2008 University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry alum, is currently featured on the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Website. The NHSC provides loan repayment and scholarships to clinicians in exchange for working in communities with limited access to health care. “Her dedication to serving the primary care needs in the past years truly illustrates how Corps clinicians and UIC alums are making a difference in communities across the country,” said Tayri Ramos of the National Health Service Corps. “The NHSC recognizes and appreciates the great service Courtney Levine provides in Kenosha, WI and the great education she received at UIC that made her service possible.”  The NHSC also posted Courtney Levine's story February 18, 2014 on the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Facebook page.

COD patient and oral cancer survivor
Oral Cancer Foundation features COD patient on Facebook
Posted on 2/21/2014

In July 2012, Denise visited her dentist to have him check out a sore she had on the left side of her tongue. He immediately sent her for a biopsy. On August 24, 2012 the results of her biopsy were in; she had squamous-cell carcinoma (SCC). She was referred to Dr. Antonia Kolokythas, Associate Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the COD. A survivor, Denise has become an active member of the Oral Cancer Foundation, helping raise money to search for new treatements and hopefully, one day, a cure.

February 7, 2014 the Oral Cancer Foundation posted Denise' story as part of their Feature Friday Series (once you click on the link, scroll down and look for the February 7, 2014 entry).

Maria Javaid
Maria Javaid – comfortable with trailblazing technology
Posted on 12/11/2013

Doctoral candidate Maria Javaid uses 3D technology to teach dental students anatomy, and is revolutionizing the field of robotic caregiving. To read more about her innovative work, click here.

Dr. Sheela Raja
Blending psychology, dentistry & social media to help patients
Posted on 11/22/2013

Psychologist and College of Dentistry professor Sheela Raja has got the media's ear. Find out more about at UIC's News Center.

Nanotechnology revolutionizing dental implants
Posted on 10/9/2013

Dr. Sukotjo and team using nanotechnology to help dental implants heal faster and fight infection. Read more about this exciting development in Science World Report.

Dr. Christine Wu discusses 8 Foods for Healthy Teeth
Posted on 10/25/2013

Dr. Christine Wu, specializing in pediatric dentistry research at the COD, details certain foods that may promote oral health.


James Radosevich, professor in the Center for Molecular Biology for Oral Diseases, volunteers at the Uganda School for the Deaf.
Professor James Radosevich helping rebuild Uganda one book at a time
Posted on 10/23/2013

Radosevich, professor in the Center for Molecular Biology for Oral Diseases, and a dedicated volunteer, is helping rebuild the African country devastated by years of civil war, famine, and disease. UIC News Center reports on his mission and how you can get help.

Dr. Harvey Wigdor on Chicago Public Radio speaking about barriers to senior citizens’ dental care
Posted on 10/16/2013

Dr. Harvey Wigdor, Clinical Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, was interviewed October 10, 2013 on Chicago Public Radio’s (91.5 FM) The Morning Shift. He spoke about challenges senior citizens face in obtaining dental care.

Listen here: (Note: segment starts with Muppet character Elmo singing for a few seconds, but is immediately followed by a serious discussion between Dr. Wigdor and the host.)

Mile Square: Unique New Health Care Facility slated to bring dental care to the community
Posted on 1/7/2014

The city’s first health care center to have both urgent and specialty care offered under one roof officially opened to the public early Monday.

Ultimately, by next year, dental care will be made available to patients.

Click here to read about this groundbreaking facility!

Mat Wietecha making a transformative impact
Posted on 1/31/2014

DMD/PhD candidate Mat Wietecha is making a transformative impact with his research.  He was recently featured in a video about the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Mat is mentored by Dr. Luisa DiPietro of the Center for Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration.