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Journal Publishes Paper on Dentists’ Potential Roles in Pandemic Response
Posted on 9/23/2014

A paper by Drs. Michael D. Colvard, Benjamin J. Vesper, Jimmy D. Wallace II, and Mary J. Roberg, of the College’s Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences and Disaster Medicine Responder and Technology (DMRT) Office, as well as by members of the UIC Police Department and State of Illinois Police (David E. Peters), Chicago; DuPage County Health Department, Office of Risk and Emergency Management (Jeremy L. Hirst and George E. DeTella) and Office of Community Initiatives (Mila P. Tsagalis), Wheaton, IL; University of Illinois Colleges of Veterinary Medicine (Mary J. Roberg), Urbana, IL; and Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (Dr. James J. James), Bethesda, MD, was published in Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness.
 The paper is entitled “Just-in-Time Training of Dental Responders in a Simulated Pandemic Immunization Response Exercise.” Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness is a peer-reviewed, PubMed listed, and American Medical Association-supported journal.

ACP Honors Dr. Cortino Sukotjo
Posted on 8/18/2015

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Prosthodontists Applaud New Standards
Posted on 8/14/2015

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Dr. Sheila Raja on What to Do With an Angry Patient
Posted on 8/14/2015

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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.

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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.

CommunityHealth Chicago Honors College of Dentistry
Posted on 5/1/2015

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College’s Community-Based Education Honored
Posted on 4/6/2015

The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry’s Community-Based Education Service Learning Program was honored with the Oak Park-River Forest Infant Welfare Society (OPRF IWS) Community Service Award.

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Foods that Whiten Teeth Naturally
Posted on 4/29/2015

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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.

Dr. Bin Yang Joins Faculty
Posted on 2/24/2015

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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).

Posted on 2/10/2015

The International Dentist Degree Program has been renamed the Doctor of Dental Medicine Advanced Standing Degree Program (DMDAS) at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. Click here for more information.

Dr. Robert Rada Quoted in Article About Autism in New York Times
Posted on 12/3/2014

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Grant Allows UIC Oral Biologists to Further Explore DMP1
Posted on 11/7/2014
Dr. Alyson Koslow
Dr. Alyson Koslow Discusses Health Problems Dentists Spot
Posted on 11/3/2014

Dr. Alyson Koslow is quoted in a Everyday Health website article about patient health problems dentists can spot.

Dr. Kent Knoernschild
Dr. Kent Knoernschild Quoted in Article About Bespoke Medical Devices
Posted on 11/24/2014

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Dr. Darien Weatherspoon
Dr. Darien Weatherspoon New Public Health Sciences Faculty member
Posted on 10/23/2014

Dr. Darien Weatherspoon has joined the faculty within the Division of Prevention and Public Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry as an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry.

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Published in the July 2014 issue of Journal of Endodontics
Posted on 10/22/2014

Ee J, Fayad MI, Johnson BR. Comparison of Endodontic Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Decisions Using Cone Beam Volumetric Tomography (CBVT) versus Periapical Radiography. J Endod 2014;40:910-916.


Dr. Tolga Tozum
Implant Expert Dr. Tolga Tozum Joins UIC College of Dentistry Faculty
Posted on 10/2/2014

Dr. Tolga Tozum has joined the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry’s Department of Periodontics as a Clinical Associate Professor. Here is the Press Release.

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.

Dr. Thomas C. Lakars
Dr. Thomas Lakars Retires
Posted on 1/12/2015

Dr. Thomas C. Lakars retires as Assistant Professor of Oral Biology after 50 years at College. Click here for press release.