July 17, 2018
The Best Foods For Healthy Teeth, Gums and Whole Body
The difference between a healthy smile and frequent visits to the dentist has a lot to do with your diet. Eating a variety of nutrient-rich foods from all the food groups promotes healthy teeth and gums. This means maintain a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, protein foods, calcium-rich foods and whole grains for a healthy smile as well as a healthy body.
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July 13, 2018
Dr. Luisa DiPietro
The new Scientific Director for UIC for the Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC) is from the College of Dentistry. Dr. Luisa DiPietro is Professor of Periodontics and Director of the Center for Wound Healing & Tissue Regeneration. The CBC post is her second University-wide role, as she also is the UIC Associate Vice Chancellor for Research.
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July 6, 2018
Dr. Joseph Powers University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
Dr. Joseph Powers earned his DMD from the UIC College of Dentistry in May, and has decided to stay on, joining the faculty as a Clinical Instructor in Restorative Dentistry.
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June 29, 2018
UIC College of Dentistry Schweitzer Fellows
The Chicago Area Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Program, which provides yearlong fellowships to graduate health students for public service projects, awarded fellowships to University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry students Evan Fry, Bhavik Lakhani, and Viveka Patel.
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June 21, 2018
Dr. Russell Pesavento UIC College of Dentistry
Dr. Russell Pesavento, a University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry MOST (Multidisciplinary Oral Science Training) postdoctoral fellow and a researcher in the Center for Biomolecular Sciences at the UIC College of Pharmacy, received the UIC Chancellor’s Translational Research Initiative (CTRI) award for 2018-2019.
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June 15, 2018
UIC College of Dentistry Annette Merkel NIH Grant
Annette Merkel, a dual degree (DMD-PhD) College of Dentistry student in the MOST (Multidisciplinary Oral Science Training) program, has received a competitive National Institutes of Health F30 award through the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.
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June 13, 2018
Chicagoland Smile Group Fulfills its Mission: Veteran Smiles
Dr. Roshan Parikh, and his Chicagoland Smile Group is giving back with Mission: Veteran Smiles, a community health initiative focused on members of the Armed Forces. With help from UIC volunteers, they recently provided over 300 veterans with free dental care.
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June 11, 2018
Fighting Oral Cancer with the Power of Machine Learning
University of Illinois oral medicine experts and computer scientists are teaming up to harness the power of big data to change the landscape of oral cancer prevention. To do this, they are combining the latest advances in machine learning with one of the oldest functional food products in the world: green tea.
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May 17, 2018
Guatemala Service Learning: Dental Students Making A Big Difference in a Small Country
Several dental students at UIC have expanded their horizons through international rotations offered at UIC. Here are experiences shared by three students who recently served patients in the rural highlands of Guatemala.
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May 16, 2018
International College of Dentists Provides Grant for Extramural Rotations at UIC College of Dentistry
The UIC College of Dentistry recently received a grant from the International College of Dentists (ICD) to support travel expenses of seven students to perform extramural rotations at Salud y Paz in Guatemala or Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
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