Regenerative Sciences Seminar
Jul 25
July 25, 2019 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
UIC College of Dentistry

Please join us on Thursday, July 25th, for a special Regenerative Sciences Seminar.  Dr. Adrian Buganza-Tepole, PhD,  Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, will present a talk entitled "Mathematical Models of Skin Biophysics" .

The seminar will begin at 12:30 in Lecture Hall North, 4th floor of the College of Dentistry, 801 S. Paulina St.   A light lunch will be served at 12:15PM.


Featured Speaker

Adrian Buganza Tepole

Adrián-Buganza-Tepole.jpgAssistant Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University

Adrian Buganza-Tepole is the principal investigator of the Buganza Lab, who's research vision is the development of predictive computational tools to increase our basic understanding of mechanobiological adaptation and soft matter mechanics, and to apply these tools in relevant clinical settings. These include but are not limited to tissue expansion, wound healing, and reconstructive surgery. Additionally, modeling and simulation of biological systems requires suitable numerical methods. For instance, we are interested in the development of new thin shell, multifield, and multiscale finite element formulations. research focuses on computational models of soft tissue biomechanics. 

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UIC is a Leader in Regenerative Sciences Research

Moving beyond tissue replacement, using materials to enable our bodies to regenerate damaged and failing tissues.


We are leading investigations into how materials interact with living tissues, and the building of tissue replacements for the growth of cells/tissues to replace lost tissues. The Center for Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration (CWHTR) is a unique community of scientists and clinicians devoted to the study of injury, wound healing, and regeneration. The Laboratory of Applied Dental Biomaterials and Interfaces is a NIH funded center studying the properties of the tooth in order to develop reparative/regenerative biomaterials to replace lost tooth structure.


Research at the UIC College of Dentistry

Our investigators lead cutting-edge research to discover and translate new knowledge at the boundaries of science, transforming oral health care practice, social systems and related technologies for the benefit of individuals, families and communities.

 Craniofacial Pathobiology
Working to improve treatment of oral cancer, caries, peridontal and other oral diseases. 

Regenerative Science
Moving beyond tissue replacement, using materials to enable our bodies to regenerate damaged and failing tissues.

Clinical, Translational & Community
Leading transformative studies to improve oral health outcomes both in the clinic and the community. 

Addressing the Opioid Crisis Facing Dentistry
Jul 19
July 19, 2019 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
UIC College of Dentistry

Join us for a special seminar on addressing the opioid crisis facing dentistry. Dr. Jasjot Sahni, Diplomate of American Board of Orofacial Pain and Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor in Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences  will present on the topic of the Opioid Crisis on Friday, July 19th at 12:30 in Lecture Hall North.

The impact of the opioid epidemic has been felt in communities in all 50 U.S. states. Curbing the epidemic’s exponential trajectory requires special attention from dental educators. Academic dental institutions are using a variety of methods to mitigate substance misuse, including curriculum and clinical protocol changes. Dental educators are key to teaching best practices in prescribing to the next generation of practicing dentists.

In 2016, more than 42,000 deaths were attributed to substance overdose related to opioids. More than 11.5 million Americans misused prescription pain relievers, such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, heroin, and fentanyl, and opioid overdose-related death continue to soar. According to the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, the opioid epidemic has resulted in an economic burden of $504 billion, or 2.8% of the U.S. gross domestic product.

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Featured Speaker

Jasjot Sahni, BDS

Dr. Jasjot SahniVisiting Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
University of Illinois College of Dentistry

Dr. Sahni is Diplomate of the Board of Orofacial Pain (ABOP), and is one of the few and leading TMJ specialists in Chicagoland area. She is board eligible for the American Board of Oral Medicine (AAOM) and American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. 

Dr. Sahni completed her residency program in Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine from the University of Southern California. She is specialized to provide diagnosis and treatment related to TMD disorders, facial pain and headaches, neuralgias, bruxism, sleep disordered breathing, oral mucosal lesions and oral cancer detection. Her treatment methodology utilizes non-surgical and minimally invasive techniques.

Her treatment methodology utilizes non-surgical and minimally invasive techniques. Dr. Sahni is committed to focus her career on improving the patient’s life through better pain and sleep management. During her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends. 



town hall
Jul 30
July 30, 2019 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Lecture Hall North

Please join us as Dean Clark Stanford provides an overview of the College’s Humanistic Learning Environment Survey that completed by the College’s students, faculty and staff from 2017 to 2019.  The town hall will review the survey results, and discuss our actions to date and moving forward.  Attending the town hall meeting is an important step in our work to engage the college community and ensure that we are providing a humanistic learning environment.  


As we move forward,  we will be transforming insights into action and our  success can only be determined by your shared commitment and dedication.  We hope to see you at the town hall meeting.

2019 Golf outing
Sep 14
September 14, 2019 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Harborside International Chicago

The UIC College of Dentistry and the UIC Dental Alumni Board of Directors invite you to attend the 27th Annual Alumni and Friends Golf Outing at Harborside International Chicago on Saturday, September 14, 2019.

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The outing will include:

  • Greens fees and GPS equipped cart for 18 holes
  • Professional bag drop off service and cart staging
  • Networking with industry leaders and corporate partners
  • Breakfast on-the-go
  • Two tickets for the beverage cart
  • BBQ lunch and awards reception

and more!

Sponsorship opportunities available.

For more information, contact DentEvent@uic.edu

UIC College of Dentistry C.A.R.E. Networking Series
Jul 31
July 31, 2019 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Whirlyball Chicago

Connecting Alumni to Reignite and Engage

Dear UIC College of Dentistry DDS, DMD, and Specialty Alumni from 2004-2019:

We invite you to the 2019 C.A.R.E. Networking Series event on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. at Whirlyball Chicago!

The C.A.R.E. event will include networking, social, and continuing education for our recent alumni.

Tickets are $35 per person. Register using the link below.

Sponsorship opportunities available. Contact DentEvent@uic.edu for more information.


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