Bruce S. Graham
801 S. Paulina St.
  • Bruce S.
  • Graham
  • DDS, MS, MEd
  • Dean Emeritus
  • Professor

Biographic Summary

Awards and Recognitions

  • Presidential Citation by the American Dental Education Association 2002
  • Presidential Citation by the American Dental Association 2013
  • Alumnus of Distinction awarded by University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry 2008

Education & Career

  • DDS, University of Toronto
  • MS Prosthodontics, Ohio State University
  • MEd Curriculum Studies, Dalhousie University
  • Dental Educator for 42 years, teaching prosthodontics and dental ethics to dental students, while maintaining a one-day per week professional referral practice during the first 18 years of academic career
  • Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Dalhousie University from 1984-1992
  • Dean of the School of Dentistry at the University of Detroit Mercy from 1992-2000
  • Fourteenth Dean of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry from April 2000-2013
  • Dean Emeritus by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees In December 2013

Professional Affiliations & Certifications

  • American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation
  • Fellow of the American College of Dentists
  • Member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society

Scholarly Interests

Dr. Graham pursues scholarly interests in dental student academic integrity, curriculum design for predoctoral dental programs, geriatric dentistry and gerontology education, dental education institutional leadership, and the fiscal viability of dental education institutions. He was a founder of the American Dental Education Association Leadership Institute, which is a year- long fellowship program for emerging leaders in dental education. 


Dr. Graham serves as a facilitator in small group learning sessions for second and third year dental students.


Graham, B.S. (2006).  Educating Dental Students About Oral Health Care Access Disparities, Journal of Dental Education, 70(11): 1208-11.

Pendleton, D.D., Graham, B.S. (2010). The Role of the Dental School Environment in Promoting Greater Student Diversity, Journal of Dental Education, Supplement: Pipeline Program Report,  74(10):S98-S109

Graham, B.S., Knight, G.W., Graham, L. (2015). Dental Student Academic Integrity in U.S. Dental Schools: Current Status and Recommendations for Enhancement, Journal of Dental Education 80 (1): 5-13.