October 16, 2018
Dr. Brittaney Hill, who earned her Pediatric Dentistry certificate and MS in Oral Sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry in 2017, has returned as a full-time clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.
Hill also earned a Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Administration as part of a federal Health Resources and Services Administration training grant-supported collaborative program between the college’s Department of Pediatric Dentistry and the UIC School of Public Health. She received her BS in Biological Sciences from Xavier University in New Orleans, LA, and her DDS from Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry in Nashville, TN.
“My clinical responsibilities include supervising dental students and residents in the pre-doctoral and post-doctoral clinics while they provide patient care, as well as supervising residents during their operating room cases,” Hill explained. “I will also have the opportunity to provide didactic instruction and to serve on resident research committees.”
She noted that she hopes “to become a part of the department’s many successful efforts aimed at training dental students and residents in the field of Pediatric Dentistry,” Hill said. “I am very interested in providing dental students with an educational experience that enables them to feel comfortable treating children within the scope of their dental practice. Training dental students, who will become general dentists comfortable treating pediatric dental patients, is what excites me most.”
Hill expressed her gratitude “for the opportunities that have been afforded to me by the college throughout my residency matriculation and now as a junior faculty member,” she said. “Throughout my journey I have had the opportunity to pursue a career in public health, as well as gain valuable experience within the academic realm.
“While pursuing my MPH degree, my interest in oral health disparities was solidified,” Hill added. “I look forward to establishing a long-lasting career within the field of public health, dental advocacy, and academia.”
Hill also works in private practice in Chicago, IL, and Calumet City, IL.
“I enjoy engaging in community outreach, especially in minority and underserved communities,” she noted. “Since I have been the beneficiary of a great deal of mentorship throughout my life, mentorship is one of my passions. I am excited about returning the favor to other young people.”