February 23, 2018
The UIC College of Dentistry in February hosted the 11th Annual Pre-Dental Conference, welcoming undergraduate students from UIC, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Benedictine University, DePaul University, Loyola University Chicago, Northwestern University, and Illinois State University. The aim of the conference was to educate and introduce pre-dental students to organized dentistry.
Dr. Louis A. Imburgia, president of the Chicago Dental Society spoke about the many available sources for these future dentists.
Dr. Mary Lacy from the UIC College of Pharmacy presented on the opioid epidemic affecting the nation. After that, the College’s Prevention and Public Health team, collaborating with the Oral Health Forum trained pre-dental students on oral health education.
The highlight of the conference was the field trip to the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. The students were able to walk the meeting and see the latest technology being used in the dental field.