UIC University of IL Chicago National Prosthodontics Awareness Week (2019)
National Prosthodontics Awareness Week (NPAW) 2019

National Prosthodontics Awareness Week (NPAW) is a great opportunity to connect with our community to bring attention to the specialty and to our school. Join us for a week-long series of events celebrating the specialty of prosthodontics, including Advanced Prosthodontics Research Day, Monday April 8th.

April 7-13, 2019 is National Prosthodontics Awareness Week, which celebrates and promotes the specialty of prosthodontics. As one of the nine American Dental Association recognized specialties, prosthodontists have 3-4 years of additional advanced education and training beyond dental school.  “They specialize in treating and handling dental and facial problems that involve restoring missing tooth and jaw structures.  A prosthodontist has experience in cosmetics, dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, temporomandibular disorders (TMJ/TMD), and more.  While many other dentists can do some of these treatments, prosthodontists are the specialists dedicated to this type of care.  This rigorous education, training and experience gives the prosthodontist a special understanding of the dynamics of a smile and the preservation of a healthy mouth.”ACP Join us April 7 – 13, 2019, where you can learn more about prosthodontics from all perspectives: researcher, clinician and lab technician.  Take a look at all the events and opportunities we have planned for the NPAW week!  Your smile is our specialty!™


Agenda of Events (2019)


9th Annual Advanced Prosthodontics Research Day

Monday April 8th 
1:30-5pm, Lecture Hall North

This inspiring event allows prosthodontic residents to share their research plans, progress, and/or outcomes with a direct clinical focus. The 10-minute presentation format allows each speaker to have a 5-minute question and answer dialog with the audience. This is an open event. All students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend based availability and provided it does not interfere with academic obligations. Join us at any time during the event. To prevent interruptions, please use the entrance on the 5th floor. 


Presentation of Dr. James W. Buckman Faculty Award

Date TBD
Time TBD

This award is given to a faculty member in recognition of inspirational excellence and caring. It is intended to honor a faculty member who has had a demonstrated long-term commitment to the Department of Restorative Dentistry, its programs, faculty, staff, and students. 



Tech Talk Series: Take Your Lab Skills to the Next Level

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday April 8th, 9th, 10th 
1-2pm, Rooms 430B & 430C

Learn how to do lab work like a prosthodontist. See how to make lab work faster, better, and less stressful. UIC dental technicians will reveal their trick of the trade and share how to get more professional looking results in the lab and beyond. This event is open to all students, residents and faculty. 


Single Visit Dentistry: How Digital Technology is Making it Possible

Date TBD
Time TBD  

A clinical demonstration will be given using the latest CAD/CAM technology. Participants will observe how intraoral scanning facilitates the fabrication and delivery of a restoration in one appointment. This event will be geared to pre-dental students.


Prosthodontics and Implant Club  Lunch & Learn

Speaker: Dr. Clark Stanford
Friday April 12th 
12:30-1:30, Lecture Hall South


Women in Prosthodontics: A Woman’s Prosth-Spective

Hosted by American Association of Women Dentists
Wednesday April 10th
4:45-6pm, Lecture Hall South

Come learn about the opportunities and challenges working as a woman dentist and listen to compelling cases from current 3rd year UIC prosthodontic resident, Dr. Laura Koo Min Chee. This event is open to all AAWD members, dental students and predental students.

RSVP online


Prosthodontics Up Close

Please see sign up outside Room 359 for dates/times

Assisting opportunities for dental students are available all week long. Cases will focus on large, complex and advanced types of treatment not normally observed in the general dental clinics.



UIC Advanced Prosthodontics Program

Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Dentistry is home to one of the largest advanced prosthodontic training programs and care practices in the country. The objective of the UIC Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics is to help highly motivated students with proven clinical and scholastic abilities achieve clinical excellence in prosthodontics. The program leads to Specialty Certification and eligibility for examination by the American Board of Prosthodontics. Students may concurrently pursue a Master of Science degree. Specific goals of the program include acquisition of in-depth knowledge and clinical experience in fixed prosthodontics, removable partial denture prosthodontics, complete denture prosthodontics, implant prosthodontics, maxillofacial prosthetics, and occlusion.

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vert-bar-green20x370.jpgDid you know?

More than 120 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one tooth. Tooth loss not only affects a person’s self-esteem, but it may also led to more serious dental and health problems. Prosthodontists are dentists with advanced specialty training in complex dental care and are experts in tooth replacement. 




UIC Prosthodontists  - Implant and Restorative Specialists Serving Chicago

A Team of Specialists Restoring Smiles and Changing Lives Through Innovation and Research

Restoring smiles-- returning optimal esthetics and function to teeth -- is a distinction we value.  Restorative dental treatment can have a transformative impact on the lives of our patients because of the renewed confidence it provides. Our approach is comprehensive -- we treat a wide variety of dental care needs, from simple tooth decay repair and single implants to the most complex full mouth implant prosthesis.  We use the latest in digital dentistry tools and methods that provide the highest levels of precision and accuracy, and time-saving convenience.  We offer a free initial consultation to evaluate your need for prosthodontics services.

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April 07, 2019 to April 13, 2019
9:48 AM - 5:00 PM
UIC College of Dentistry
801 S. Paulina St.

Chicago , IL 60612
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