Illinois and the nation are in the midst of battling an opioid epidemic that impacts families and communities. In the U.S., more individuals die from prescription opioid overdoses than all illegal drugs combined. As an academic and research...
ILLINOIS' LARGEST DENTAL SCHOOL
We 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.
Our 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
We 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.