These walking group tours of our dental school are a great way to learn more before application. You'll be led through a guided tour of the college by admissions and student representatives, with a group Q&A after the tour. You'll meet some of our current students, and see students in action performing clinical training simulations. You'll also learn about our post graduate specialty programs and research labs.
Reservations are required, so request yours today!
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Please join us in welcoming to the College of Dentistry this year's Chinese dental student visitors! Get an introduction to Chinese dental education and culture, and how our colleges are collaborating to exchange knowledge across borders.
Four dental students from the Guanghua School of Stomatology at the Sun Yat-Sen University (SYSU), Guangzhou, China are visiting COD for three weeks via an exchange program between UIC COD and SYSU. Several of our D4 students have also, over the years, participated in a 4-week extramural rotation program at SYSU in China.
Guanghua School of Stomatology at the Sun Yat-Sen University (SYSU)
The Guanghua School of Stomatology is one of the major dental schools in China. It was first founded in 1974 as the Faculty of Stomatology, Sun Yat-sen Medical College. Three years later, it became the College of Stomatology of Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Sciences (SUMS), and was finally renamed as the Guanghua School of Stomatology in 2001, when SUMS merged with Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU). Today, the School has a staff of over 400 and nearly 1000 full-time students. It undertakes clinical work, as well as teaching and research tasks, and offers a variety of programs for both undergraduates and postgraduates, and is the only school authorized for stomatology PhD programs in South China.
The Hospital of Stomatology of SYSU is one of the most prestigious and advanced dental hospitals in China. With 208 dental chairs and 66 hospital beds, it is the main hospital to undertake the School's teaching tasks and to provide excellent dental services to the community.
The Institute of Stomatological Research is located in the North Campus of SYSU. Many research projects in the fields of molecule biology, cytology and dental materials can be undertaken at the Institute. The "three-in-one" structure, which combines teaching, clinics and research together, is consistent with the advanced model in the world.
Over the past several years, the School has made significant contribution to the development of higher dental education and the advancement of dental clinical techniques in South China. The School has also made great achievements in multidisciplinary research fields. With its well-structured teaching programs and quality clinical technology, the School aspires to be one of the leading centers in dental education, research and healthcare in China.
For decades, oral healthcare providers have been playing an important role on Interprofessional collaborative teams. More recently, oral healthcare providers have been valuable members of interprofessional teams in the treatment of chronic pain patients because of our work in temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) and sleep medicine. And, dental educators have responded to meet the goals of interprofessional education and practice. Patients benefit from improved collaboration as the interprofessional team manages the disease process from a dental, medical, pharmacotherapeutic and mental health management standpoint.
In this special seminar, Dr. Jasjot Sahni, one of the few and leading TMJ specialist in Chicagoland area, will discuss the important role dental professionals play in today's interprofessional environment of patient care.
Friday, June 7, 2019
2:30 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Midwest AIDS Training + Education Center
1919 W. Taylor Street, Room 846
Chicago, IL 60612
Location details and parking. Parking is not validated by MATEC or UIC.
Light refreshments will be served.
- Describe relationship between oral health and overall systemic health
- Recognize oral manifestations of selected systemic diseases and conditions
- Recognize systemic manifestations of selected oral diseases, especially in immunocompromised patients with diseases such as HIV
- Describe role of dentists and dental staff in coordinating care with physician for patient care
Jasjot Sahni, BDS
Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
University of Illinois College of Dentistry
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.
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.
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.
The Illinois Department of Public Health is holding it's 2019 Summit on Antimicrobial Stewardship on July 18th at UIC Student Center East. Among the topics are the collaborative stewardship efforts at UIH and the College of Dentistry.
Health care professionals including physicians, pharmacists, dentists, nurses, quality directors, infection preventionists, facility leadership, and public health professionals across inpatient, outpatient, and long-term care settings.
Registration and CE
The Illinois Department of Public Health’s Division of Oral Health approves this course for 6.5 hours of CE credit for dental professionals. Dental Professionals should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The registration fee is $40.50 for all participants and covers light breakfast and lunch.
- Summarize the regulatory and national landscape for antimicrobial stewardship
- Apply national guidelines and best practices for implementing and evaluating facility antimicrobial stewardship programs
- Review past successful antimicrobial stewardship programs and lessons learned
- Identify tools and resources for implementing antimicrobial stewardship programs
Thursday, July 18th 8am to 5pm
UIC Student Center East
750 S Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60607
Contact the Illinois Department of Public Health’s Division of Patient Safety and Quality at DPH.DPSQ@Illinois.gov
The Office of Student and Diversity Affairs and the Office of Prevention and Public Health Sciences are bringing UIC Nutrition to our College to present on healthy eating habits, meal prep and how to properly ready nutrition labels.
Space is limited, so please be sure to RSVP your attendance