Dr. Miloro Appointed Chief of Hospital Dental Service
Dr. Michael Miloro, Head of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery was recently appointed Chief of the Hospital Dental Service at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System (UI Health). Dr. Miloro succeeds Dr. Indru Punwani, Professor Emeritus, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, UIC College of Dentistry, after 14 years of service in this role.
The Chief of the Hospital Dental Service is responsible for all oral health care provided in the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System. Some of the responsibilities include the appointment and re-appointment of College of Dentistry faculty to hospital staff, review of Quality Assurance of patient care provided by residents and attending staff, and to serve on the Medical Staff Executive Committee.
Dr. Miloro said he is highly motivated to serve in this role and build on Dr. Punwani’s accomplishments, “I would like to bridge the gap between Taylor and Paulina Streets such that oral health care is readily accessible to the UI Health medical center physicians, staff, and patients for both urgent and non-urgent situations, and for continuity of patient care,” Additionally Dr. Miloro stated “many medical centers across the country struggle to find dental and oral health care services for their inpatient and outpatient population, and we are in the unique position here at the University of Illinois at Chicago to provide these acute, as well as on-going, multi-disciplinary services to our own medical center.”
Assistant to the Head, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Maria Limon, will serve as Dr. Miloro’s Assistant in his new role as Chief of Hospital Dental Service.