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Changing the Future of Oral Health

Learn from world-class academics. Train using state-of-the-art curriculum and technology. Make an impact in the community. Gain valuable research experience. Experience a richly diverse student culture while serving patients with a variety of needs. Connect with peers and support the future of oral health through a strong alumni network. Change the future of oral health—today.

World-Class Programs at Your Disposal

The College of Dentistry offers world-class academic programs to prepare the "next-generation" of oral health professionals, built upon groundbreaking curriculum, in the heart of Chicago. In addition to the DMD, we offer PhD in Oral Sciences, PhD/DMD and DMD/MS programs, and several Advanced Specialty Training Programs.

Academic Departments Fostering Meaningful Relationships

A community of dedicated students, faculty and staff working together to advance oral health education, patient care, and oral science research.

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  • Largest dental care provider in IL, serving over 30,000 patients annually. We have over 430 students seeking dental degrees including DMD, PhD and MS programs.

  • 100% pass rate on board exams, with students performing significantly higher than the national average on the basic science and clinical science exams.

  • Level-1 research institution, with more than 40 faculty researchers and $5M in funding annually. We are one of only 15 institutions with DMD/PhD or PhD training grants from the NIDCR.

Research Themes
Research Themes
Our investigators lead cutting-edge research to discover and translate new knowledge at the boundaries of science, transforming oral health care practice, social systems and related technologies for the benefit of individuals, families and communities.
Regenerative science
Regenerative science
Moving beyond tissue replacement, using materials to enable our bodies to regenerate damaged and failing tissues. Our researchers are leading investigations into how materials interact with living tissues, and the building of tissue replacements for the growth of cells/tissues to replace lost tissues. The Center for Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration (CWHTR) is a unique community of scientists and clinicians devoted to the study of injury, wound healing, and regeneration. The Laboratory of Applied Dental Biomaterials and Interfaces is a NIH funded center studying the properties of the tooth in order to develop reparative/regenerative biomaterials to replace lost tooth structure
CLINICAL, TRANSLATIONAL & COMMUNITY RESEARCH
Clinical, Translational & Community Research
Leading transformative studies to improve oral health outcomes both in the clinic and the community. We have several centers and investigators focused on the study of the incidence and prevalence of disease; measuring outcomes of interventions; and the safety and efficacy of drugs, devices, and treatments in individuals. We are also investigating how and why efforts to promote oral health through intervention are accepted by communities. Learn more about our Clinical Research Center.
CRANIOFACIAL PATHOBIOLOGY
Craniofacial Pathobiology
Working to improve treatment of oral cancer, caries, peridontal and other oral diseases. We are leading interdisciplinary investigations in the development and function of the craniofacial complex to better understand processes that occur within cells and tissues to maintain health and control growth and development.