University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry dental school
ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

World-class academic programs to prepare the next-generation of oral health professionals, including DMD, PhD and Advanced Specialty Training.
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PATIENT CARE

Comprehensive, personalized dental care services - with the choice of care provided by students, graduate specialists or faculty - all in one place.
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RESEARCH

Innovative basic and translational oral science investigations to advance knowledge and improve community health.
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College Calendar

Jul 15 to Aug 30
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
UIC College of Dentistry

This Summer there are several Chicago area health fairs that need your help!  They invite health professionals, community organizations, social services, entertainment, etc. from the Chicagoland area in order to help meet the needs in...

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Jul 25
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
UIC College of Dentistry

Please join us on Thursday, July 25th, for a special Regenerative Sciences Seminar.  Dr. Adrian Buganza-Tepole, PhD,  Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, will present a talk entitled "Mathematical Models of...

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Jul 30
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Lecture Hall North

Please join us as Dean Clark Stanford provides an overview of the College’s Humanistic Learning Environment Survey that completed by the College’s students, faculty and staff from 2017 to 2019.  The town hall will review the survey results,...

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Jul 31
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Whirlyball Chicago

Connecting Alumni to Reignite and Engage

Dear UIC College of Dentistry DDS, DMD, and Specialty Alumni from 2004-2019:

We invite you to the 2019 C.A.R.E. Networking Series event on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at...

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College Smiles

Raising Awareness to Fight Oral, Head and Neck Cancer in Chicago
Oral head and neck cancers the sixth most common cancer type in the world. And, HPV is now the most common cause. Yet, most people aren’t aware of how serious head and neck cancers can be - and how they are connected to HPV. UIC's free public screenings and population research are helping to spread awareness and education in Chicago.
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You might be surprised to know that the benefits of maintaining good dental health extend far beyond just your mouth. In fact your oral health—the health of your teeth and gums—has a major impact on overall health, medical costs, and quality of life. Find out what UIC is doing to educate patients and the future workforce to improve oral health as part of overall health.
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When it comes to fighting off cavities, we need all the help we can get, beyond the obvious healthy habits of regular brushing and flossing. Here are several more useful habits you can pick up to strengthen your daily routine for a healthy and beautiful smile.
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Are you ready to apply dental school? Use this step-by-step roadmap to begin your journey to dental school.
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Many of our patients have complex care needs that require advanced orthodontic care. We help bring back their self-confidence and ability to live more fulfilling lives. Here's one story of how we moved more than a person's teeth. Our advanced orthodontic care team are doing more than just straightening teeth.
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  • ILLINOIS' LARGEST DENTAL SCHOOL

    globe-icon_0.pngWe graduate more new dental professionals than any other institution in IL. We are also the largest dental care provider in IL, serving over 30 thousand patients annually. We have over 430 students seeking dental degrees including DMD, PhD and MS programs.

  • ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

    diploma-icon1_0.pngOur students regularly achieve a 100% pass rate on board exams, and perform significantly higher than national average on the basic science and clinical science exams.

  • LEADER IN ORAL SCIENCE RESEARCH

    microscope-icon1_1.PNGWe are a level-1 research institution, with more than 40 faculty performing research and funding of over $5 million annually. We are one of only 15 out of 70 institutions with DMD/PhD or PhD training grants from the NIDCR.

Research Themes

bioinformatics biomedical research

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.

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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.

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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 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. 

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