GradFest 2019
May 08
May 08, 2019 9:15 AM to 2:45 PM
UIC College of Dentistry

The Office of Student and Diversity Affairs is hosting the very first UIC College of Dentistry GradFest for the DMD and DMDAS Classes of 2019!  Please join us on May 8, 2019 to celebrate all you have accomplished.  The day will include your mandatory exit meeting and commencement overview, please note these items are not optional.  Regalia and class composite pick up will take place during the GradFest portion of the day.  The Fest will also include a graduation themed sweets table and photo stations.  You will be able to find information on graduation photo packages as well as UIC Career Services and Campus Recreation services for alumni.

ADEA/ASDA Presents: “Life of a Dental Student”
Apr 09
April 09, 2019 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
UIC College of Dentistry

The UIC Chapters of ADEA/ASDA are presenting a “Life of a Dental Student” program event on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 5:30-7:30pm. 

This is an amazing hands-on opportunity coming up for pre-dental students! Activities included are alginate impressions, indirect vision activities using mirrors, and composite filling placement. We will be also having dental student panel for all of your questions as well. The event is free. 

Contact for questions:  ASDA Predental Chair Ms. Shuwei Wang  swang103@uic.edu


RSVP online

Regenerative Sciences Seminar: Engineering Human Liver Platforms for Drug Development and Regenerative Medicine
Apr 18
April 18, 2019 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
UIC College of Dentistry

Please join us on Thursday, April 18th, for the next presentation in the 2018-19 Regenerative Sciences Seminar Series (RS3).  Dr. Salman Khetani, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, will present a talk entitled “Engineering Human Liver Platforms for Drug Development and Regenerative Medicine”. 


Engineering Human Liver Platforms for Drug Development and Regenerative Medicine

Thursday, April 18th
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 RS3 presentations:  May 16. 


Featured Speaker

Khetani.Salman.JPGDr. Salman Khetani, PhD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Bioengineering
University of Illinois at Chicago


Dr. Khetanii is the director of the Microfabricated Tissue Models (MTM) lab. The MTM lab is dedicated to improving human health by conducting research at theinterdisciplinary interface of engineering and the life sciences. In particular, we engineer liver tissue systems that are useful for screening toxic drugs in vitro prior to reaching human clinical trials (organ-on-a-chip), modeling aspects of global human liver diseases for the development of better therapeutics (drug discovery), and cell-based therapies for patients suffering from liver disease (regenerative 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. 


Women in Prosthodontics: A Woman’s Prosth-Spective
Apr 10
April 10, 2019 4:45 PM to 6:00 PM
UIC College of Dentistry

Come learn about the opportunities and challenges working as a woman dentist and listen to compelling cases from current 3rd year UIC prosthodontic resident, Dr. Laura Koo Min Chee. This event is open to all AAWD members, dental students and predental students.

Hosted by American Association of Women Dentists
Wednesday April 10th
4:45-6pm, Lecture Hall South


RSVP online


National Prosthodontics Awareness Week (NPAW) 2019

NPAW_2019-Logo.pngNational Prosthodontics Awareness Week (NPAW) is a great opportunity to connect with our community to bring attention to the specialty and to our school. Join us for a week-long series of events celebrating the specialty of prosthodontics, including Advanced Prosthodontics Research Day, Monday April 8th.

April 7-13, 2019 is National Prosthodontics Awareness Week, which celebrates and promotes the specialty of prosthodontics. As one of the nine American Dental Association recognized specialties, prosthodontists have 3-4 years of additional advanced education and training beyond dental school.  “They specialize in treating and handling dental and facial problems that involve restoring missing tooth and jaw structures.  A prosthodontist has experience in cosmetics, dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, temporomandibular disorders (TMJ/TMD), and more.  While many other dentists can do some of these treatments, prosthodontists are the specialists dedicated to this type of care.  This rigorous education, training and experience gives the prosthodontist a special understanding of the dynamics of a smile and the preservation of a healthy mouth.”ACP Join us April 7 – 13, 2019, where you can learn more about prosthodontics from all perspectives: researcher, clinician and lab technician.  Take a look at all the events and opportunities we have planned for the NPAW week!  Your smile is our specialty!™

UIC Advanced Prosthodontics Program

Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Dentistry is home to one of the largest advanced prosthodontic training programs and care practices in the country. The objective of the UIC Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics is to help highly motivated students with proven clinical and scholastic abilities achieve clinical excellence in prosthodontics. The program leads to Specialty Certification and eligibility for examination by the American Board of Prosthodontics. Students may concurrently pursue a Master of Science degree. Specific goals of the program include acquisition of in-depth knowledge and clinical experience in fixed prosthodontics, removable partial denture prosthodontics, complete denture prosthodontics, implant prosthodontics, maxillofacial prosthetics, and occlusion.

Learn more about the Department of Restorative Dentistry



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More than 120 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one tooth. Tooth loss not only affects a person’s self-esteem, but it may also led to more serious dental and health problems. Prosthodontists are dentists with advanced specialty training in complex dental care and are experts in tooth replacement. 




UIC Prosthodontists  - Implant and Restorative Specialists Serving Chicago

A Team of Specialists Restoring Smiles and Changing Lives Through Innovation and Research

Restoring smiles-- returning optimal esthetics and function to teeth -- is a distinction we value.  Restorative dental treatment can have a transformative impact on the lives of our patients because of the renewed confidence it provides. Our approach is comprehensive -- we treat a wide variety of dental care needs, from simple tooth decay repair and single implants to the most complex full mouth implant prosthesis.  We use the latest in digital dentistry tools and methods that provide the highest levels of precision and accuracy, and time-saving convenience.  We offer a free initial consultation to evaluate your need for prosthodontics services.

Learn more about our implant and restorative dental care services




OMFS 11th Annual Daniel M. Laskin Lectureship
Jun 21
June 21, 2019 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM
UIC College of Dentistry

The Annual Daniel M. Laskin Lectureship is designed to provide attendees with the latest methods and research in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 

Friday, June 21, 2019 

12:30 to 4pm

This year's guest lecturer will be Larry Wolford, DMD, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery , Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas. Dr. Wolford will be presenting an informative session on orthognathic surgery.  This is a free event,  open to all faculty, residents, students, and practitioners.

This is a free event providing 3.0 hours of CE credit from UIC College of Dentistry. Open to all Faculty, Residents, Students, and Local Practitioners.



RSVP by June 7, 2019  to mlimon@uic.edu or phone 312-996-1052 or fax 312-996-5987.



12:30-1:30       Registration

1:30-2:30         Orthognathic Surgery

2:30-3:00         Break, Refreshments

3:00-4:00         Orthodontic Considerations in Orthognathic Surgery

Course Description 

The Annual Daniel M. Laskin Lectureship was established in 2009 by Dr. Michael Miloro, Head of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, to honor a giant in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Daniel M. Laskin, who served as the Head of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Illinois from 1973-1983.  This Lectureship is intended to bring an internationally known surgeon, with significant expertise, to the University of Illinois at Chicago in order to expose the UIC community and other health care providers in the city of Chicago to current, state-of-the-art principles and technological advances in patient assessment, diagnosis, and management in a particular area of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

UIC Chicago Aging & Health Symposium
May 21
May 21, 2019 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
UIC Student Center West, Thompson Room

Join our multi-disciplinary forum discussion for ideas and collaborative opportunities in the fields of aging and health. The symposium will highlight efforts from basic to community research organized into three interactive sessions with short presentations followed by a panel discussion in the areas of biology of aging, basic sciences, clinical sciences, and community health research.

The program features two distinguished keynote talks by Dr. Jay Olshansky (UIC) and Dr. Lisa Barnes (Rush) and a round table lunch for an engaging and informal cross-disciplinary conversation.

This is a free event. Please register online by May 10, 2019. On-site registration will not be available. Students, faculty and clinicians are welcome.

Registration is closed for this event.

For more information, contact: Ana Bedran-Russo 



Date & Location

May 21st, 2019 8am to 4pm
UIC Student Center West, Thompson Room
828 S. Wolcott Ave, Chicago, IL 60612



7:45 AM – 8:15 AM                             Registration and Coffee

8:15 AM – 8:20 AM                             Welcome Remarks


8:20 AM – 9:15 AM


Human Longevity: What's Possible?
S. Jay Olshansky, PhD, Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
UIC School of Public Health



9:20 AM – 9:40 AM
Cognitive Aging: What a Difference an X Makes
Pauline Maki, PhD, Professor, Psychiatry, Psychology and OB/Gyn
UIC College of Medicine

9:40 AM – 10:00 AM
Aging, Cognition and Mobility
Mark D. Grabiner, PhD, Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition
UIC College of Applied Health Sciences

10:00 AM – 10:20 AM
Aging and Oral Health
Fatemeh Afshari, DMD, MS, Clinical Associate Professor, Restorative Dentistry
UIC College of Dentistry


10:20 AM – 10:35 AM                         Q&A session

10:40 AM – 11:00 AM                         Coffee break



11:00 AM – 11:20 PM
Hippocampal Plasticity in Aging and Aging-Linked Alzheimer’s Disease
Orly Lazarov, PhD, Professor, Anatomy and Cell Biology
UIC College of Medicine

11:20 AM – 11:40 PM
Impact of Oral Infection on Brain Neuropathology
Keiko Watanabe, DMD, MS, PhD, Professor, Periodontics
UIC College of Dentistry

11:40 PM – 12:00 PM
Predicting Outcomes of Total Hip Replacement using Biomechanics
Kharma Foucher, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Nutrition
UIC College of Applied Health Sciences


12:00 PM– 12:15 PM              Q&A session


12:15 PM – 12:30 PM
Aging Research Initiatives at NIDCR and NIH
Darien Weatherspoon, DMD, MPH, Director, Health Disparities Research Program
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research


12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Lunch & Round Tables for Cross-Disciplinary Talk


1:30 PM – 2:25 PM


Race, Cognitive Aging and Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Dementia
Lisa Barnes, PhD, Professor
Department of Neurological Sciences and Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center
Rush University Medical Center



2:30 – 2:50 PM
Building Health Promotion into Long-Term Care
Naoko Muramatsu, PhD, Associate Professor
UIC School of Public Health

2:50 PM – 3:10 PM
Cognitive Function and Quality of Life in Older Latino Adults
David Marquez, PhD, Associate Professor, Kinesiology and Nutrition
UIC College of Applied Health Sciences

3:10- 3:30 PM
Aging and Training for Falls
Tanvi Bhatt, PhD, Associate Professor, Physical Therapy
UIC College of Applied Health Sciences

3:30 PM– 3:45 PM                  Q&A session

3:45  PM– 4:00 PM                 Closing Remarks