Children often have a fear of the unknown and visiting the dentist is no different for many of them. To address those fears and concerns, David Markiewicz, DMD ’19, published his first children’s book entitled, “Dentists are Monsters” in early January. The book is a story told through the lens of Tony, a newly erupted tooth in the mouth. Soon after joining the mouth, Tony begins to hear terrifying stories about the
Alumni & Giving
We are thrilled to announce that two UIC College of Dentistry alumni have been selected to receive the esteemed UICAA awards this fall. Congratulations, Drs. Haas and Lugakingira!
Each year, UIC and Chancellor Michael Amiridis honor alumni for the remarkable success they have achieved in their lives and work. On behalf of the UIC Alumni Association (
Endodontics Resident Dr. Gail Tischke, ’12, had a very different career before dentistry. She spent two decades as an aviator in the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserves.
“Some people don’t even know the Navy has pilots,” Dr. Tischke said. “People say, ‘Wait, you’re Navy, not Air Force?”
The daughter of a World War II bomber pilot, (her father flew B-25s for the Army Air Corps), Dr. Tischke’s military
Supply Clinic is disrupting the traditional dental products consumer experience, delivering dental supplies around the nation, and changing the way practitioners run their dental practices. Read more about how Dr. Scott Drucker is changing the way you run your dental practice.
The phrase, “Do Something That Matters” plays on big screens and is displayed as an oversized art
We are so proud of alumni accomplishments and their contributions to the field after graduation. Organized dentistry is one central way to provide governance to public health, promote the art and science of dentistry, and stay involved with colleagues.
The bonds and bridges built are critical to our personal and professional success.
By Jessica Mueller
For Dr. Susan Becker Doroshow, '83, creating bonds and bridges has had some very profound effects on herself and the world around her.
Dr. Doroshow, now a general dentist practicing in Skokie, IL, earned her BS in 1981 and her DDS in 1983 from
Longtime faculty member Dr. Ron Milnarik, Clinical Assistant Professor, Endodontics, was honored by UIC Advancement and UIC Athletics by being chosen to be the Torch Bearer for the Lighting of the Flame at the Dec. 1 men’s basketball game between the UIC Flames and the Loyola Ramblers.
Dr. Milnarik felt that the accolade was
In November, #GivingTuesday closed at UIC with $140,012 in giving from 830 donors. The College of Dentistry was a key contributor to the campaign’s success, quintupling its giving numbers from last year as the College raised $24,190 from 54 donors—18% of the overall campus total of dollars raised, and the leading dollar total on campus.
This year, #GivingTuesday featured several “challenges” at the
CNN on April 13 reported findings of a new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control that the percentage of young people with dental cavities in the United States has dropped from 50% in 2012 to just over 43% in 2016, but that young members of minority communities continue to have the highest number of cavities, as well has the highest number of untreated cavities.
The related video, more than three
He earned his DMD from the UIC College of Dentistry in May, and Dr. Joseph Powers has decided to stay on, joining the faculty as a Clinical Instructor in Restorative Dentistry.
Dr. Powers’s top responsibility is the pre-clinical course with first-year dental students, “teaching them dental anatomy—wax-ups—occlusion, and the various procedures that a general dentist will perform,” he explained