Regenerative Sciences Seminar: "3-D Material Platforms for Biofrabrication and their Promise in Medicine"
Nov 14
November 14, 2019 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
UIC College of Dentistry

Please join us on Thursday, November 14th, for the next presentation in the 2019-20 Regenerative Sciences Seminar Series (RS3).  Dr. Ramille Shah, Associate Professor, Department of  Bioengineering, at UIC, will present a talk entitled “3-D Material Platforms for Biofrabrication and their Promise in Medicine?”. 


3-D Material Platforms for Biofabrication and their Promise in Medicine

Thursday, November 14th, 2019
12:30pm - 1:30pm

Lecture Hall North,  4th floor 
College of Dentistry
801 S. Paulina St.  

A light lunch will be served at 12:15PM.

Please save the date for upcoming 2019-20 RS3 presentations:  Dec. 12, Jan, 9, Feb. 13, March 12, April 9 and May 14. 


Featured Speaker

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Dr. Ramille Shah, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering, UIC

Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Dimension Inx, LLC Prof. Ramille Shah has over 20 years experience in the biomaterials and tissue engineering fields with an expertise in developing and characterizing new biomaterial strategies for tissue and organ regeneration including the use of natural and synthetic polymer systems, self-assembling biomaterials, gene and growth factor delivery systems, and 3D-printable biomaterials that have led to over a dozen issued and pending patents, as well as high impact publications in journals such as Science, Advanced Materials, and Science Translational Medicine. 



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. 

Veterans Day Celebration
Nov 11
November 11, 2019 8:23 am
UIC College of Dentistry

Support the Veterans Day Food Drive at UIC College of Dentistry! Monday November 11th is Veterans Day, and the UIC College of Dentistry will honor both its veterans and those who are currently serving in the military. We will be supporting veterans with a food drive. Drop off non-perishable food donations in the fourth floor commons. Donations go to the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center,. Please support our veterans with your generous donations!


Dentistry and Veterans

Dentistry’s association with the United States military goes all the way back to the Revolutionary War. A little-known fact, often unknown by most people, is that Paul Revere was a dentist. Below is a photograph and statue of him,  as well as his dental tools. Paul Revere executed the first recorded instance of military forensic identification on the remains of Major General Joseph Warren at Bunker Hill.  Most dental care was taken care of by civilian dentists during the 1800’s. Soldiers would be on their own when it came to treatment and had to pay for dental care themselves. It was during the Civil War and Spanish American War that armies recognized that they needed dental care for soldiers. Then, in 1872, William Saunders was appointed as the first United States Army dentist. In 1911, the U.S. Army Dental Corps was established. The Dental Corps mission has been to provide the most comprehensive dental care possible to our soldiers.

Dentistry and the U.S. Dental Corps has evolved throughout history, especially during wartime. Dentistry played an important part in past wars, but the significance of the Dental Corps and the dental field was heightened during World War II. The Dental Corps is not just needed for wartime. Colonel Richard D. Shipley states, "In war, the mission of the Dental Corps is to preserve the fighting strength by the restoration and preservation of oral health and function." Shipley also states that in peacetime, the Dental Corps provides comprehensive dental care for soldiers to ensure they are in optimal oral health and prepared to deploy.

Wars have had a significant impact on the development of dentistry. Wars greatly influenced the establishment of children’s and hospital dental services, dental hygienists, and dentistry in the NHS (England) and the United States. For example, in the Boer War, 4,400 men, out of 69,553 men that were inspected, were not accepted because of loss of teeth from decay. The two world wars prompted the development of hospital dentistry.  In World War I, most forces had no dental services, so dentists would initially enroll as soldiers. In England during World War II, the commander of the First Army had a toothache, but there were no British dentists to treat him. As a result of this, twelve dentists were sent to France and were linked to the Royal Army Medical Corps.



Dentistry During World War II - an Unappreciated History, Sean Zimny.