We are Illinois' largest dental school.
We graduate more new dental professionals than any other institution in the State of IL ~125 DMD students and ~100 post-graduate students each year. We have over 430 students seeking dental degrees including DMD, PhD and MS programs. Almost all (96%) of our students are Illinois residents and roughly 75% go on to practice in IL, mostly in the Chicago metro area.
Our students and faculty are top achievers. Our students have achieved a 100% pass rate on national board exams the past 3 years, and perform significantly higher than national average on the basic science and clinical science exams – top 20% and 8% respectively. Many of our 100 full-time and 121 part-time faculty have received national recognition for their expertise in the areas of general and specialty dentistry and the oral sciences. Forty-two (42) of our faculty are actively involved in research.
UIC is a top oral science research institution.
UIC is a Carnegie level-1 research institution, and the College has a research portfolio of 42 full-time research faculty, 14 visiting researchers, 280+ faculty published papers, and $5M in current NIH/DOD funding, as well as other private funding.
Over half of our faculty are engaged in scholarly and research publications. The College is one of only 15 out of 70 institutions with DMD/PhD or PhD training grants from the NIDCR.
We are Illinois' largest provider of dental care.
We see over 30 thousand patients in over 120 thousand visits annually. We have over 530 faculty, students and specialty program residents providing clinical care. We have 286 faculty and resident general and specialist dentists providing care, many of which are board certified.
We improve access to dental care where it is needed the most.
UIC provides more than 70 thousand appointments to patients enrolled in the State Dental Medicaid program. Our Medicaid patient visits consist of more than 41 thousand children and over 28 thousand adults. Ninety-eight percent of the children treated in UIC’s dental clinics are Medicaid enrolled or Medicaid eligible.
Additionally, we extend access to care into communities of need -- UIC dental students serve over 3,750 days of extramural rotation in more than 11 thousand patient visits at 17 community sites in IL, plus other US and international locations-- each year. And, our students provide preventive education to over 2,200 elementary students each year in underserved Chicago neighborhoods.
Each year, the UIC College of Dentistry provides $2.3 million in uncompensated care. This figure represents the difference between what the College receives from Medicaid and the College’s usual and customary fees. (College of Dentistry fees are 50% less than the average fees of general dentists in the northern region of Illinois.)