Dean's Message
"We are a teaching, research, and patient care facility that has reinvented itself in recent years."

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Clark Stanford, Professor and Dean

Welcome to The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. We are a teaching, research, and patient care facility that has reinvented itself in recent years. We are located in one of the most vibrant cities in the world that, like the College, consistently rejuvenates and reinvents itself. Our College and the City of Chicago advance together, and our students and patients benefit.

While our facility is great, it is our community of people that make our College what it is. Our College has great students, residents, staff, faculty, and alumni.

We are the flagship oral health College in the State of Illinois. We have a strong, innovative, nationally recognized Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) program, driven by students through integrated small group learning sessions, early entry to patient care, complete digital workflow in patient care, advanced imaging and digital diagnostic and care planning coupled with valuable experiences in our carefully selected community-based clinics throughout Chicago and northern Illinois. In the fourth year there is also the opportunity for students to participate in special tracks devoted to public health, early specialization, comprehensive general practice, and research.

For example, in recent years, through an innovative DMD curriculum, all of our students have successfully passed the National Board Dental Examination Part I on their first attempt. Our residents receive a specialty education that assures they will be the best in their fields. Our faculty continues to earn teaching and research awards and serve in key leadership roles in the University, in organized dentistry and the specialty academies, and in their communities. Our alumni are faithful and generous supporters of their alma mater.

Research success today requires large collaborations crossing what is known as transdisciplinary science. We are reinventing the College’s research enterprise along those lines, creating bridges and connections and breaking down silos, constructing linkages across campus and with the communities of Chicago.

I invite you to learn more by exploring our website. Please return as we continue to reinvent the website through an aggressive Student/Faculty and Staff program to enhance the digital presence of the College. You’ll see how the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry is changing oral health, forever.

Clark Stanford, DDS, PhD, Cert. Prosthodontics Professor and Dean

It is our community of people that make our College what it is. Our College has great students, residents, staff, faculty, and alumni.
Leadership

Clark Stanford DDS, PhD, Cert. Prosthodontics
Dean, Distinguished Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry
Professor, Department of Bioengineering, UIC College of Engineering

 

Toni M. Roucka RN, DDS, MA
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Susan A. Rowan, DDS
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Clinical Associate Professor

Darryl Pendleton, DMD
Associate Dean, Student and Diversity Affairs

Lyndon F. Cooper, DDS, PhD
Associate Dean for Research and Head of the Department of Oral Biology

Caswell Evans, DDS, MPH
Associate Dean, Prevention & Public Health Sciences

Mark J. Valentino
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Advancement

Michael Harner, CPA, MBA, MA, Ed.D
Associate Dean for Finance and Administration

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