The Department was founded in 1929 with the goal of offering graduate study in orthodontics. Since its inception it has been engaged in research, teaching and patient care. The graduates have contributed greatly to the development of dentistry's oldest specialty. The Department occupies a 6000 square-foot location on the first floor of the College of Dentistry building at the University of Illinois at Chicago with additional space as residents' lab on the second floor. Facilities include a modern orthodontic clinic and clinical laboratory; reception and waiting area; computer, data-processing, and microscopy laboratory; the Brodie Library; orthodontic technique laboratory for photography, appliance construction and plaster work; seminar room; Ricketts Research and Conference Facility; faculty offices; headquarters for ESCO, the Electronic Study Club for Orthodontics; and the Brodie Laboratory for Craniofacial Genetics.


Location and Contacts

The Department of Orthodontics is in the College of Dentistry building in the Health Sciences Center of the University of Illinois at Chicago on the Near West Side not far from the Loop. We can be reached by car, elevated train, or bus.

801 South Paulina Street
Chicago, Illinois 60612

Google Map Directions

The UIC College of Dentistry offers a convenient location with easy access via expressways, public transportation (CTA Pink line) across the street, and Metra train a short distance away. From the Eisenhower Expressway, take the Ashland Street exit, south. Visitor parking is available in a lot across the street from the College of Dentistry, at the corner of Polk and Paulina Streets, and in the Paulina Street parking garage south of the College of Dentistry. The CTA Pink Line train stops at Polk Street/Medical Center, just outside the front door of the College of Dentistry. The number 7 Harrison bus, the number 9 Ashland bus, the number 12 Roosevelt bus all stop nearby, and the number 157 Streeterville/Taylor bus stop right at the Pink Line station.


For clinic information and new patient appointments , call 312-996-7505 or 312-996-7506.
Current patients should call the doctors' direct telephone numbers.
For general information about the Department of Orthodontics, programs, residency applications, and events, call 312-996-7138. 
Fax 312-996-0873.


Applicants to the orthodontic specialty program may also acquire information about application procedures via email: ortho@uic.edu.
Patients for the UIC Orthodontic Clinic may acquire information about appointments, fees, IDPA status via email: dentorthoclinic@uic.edu.


Department of Orthodontics (M/C 841)
College of Dentistry
University of Illinois at Chicago
801 S. Paulina Street, RM 131
Chicago, IL 60612-7211