University of Illinois At Chicago UIC College of Dentistry

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World-class academic programs to prepare the next-generation of oral health professionals, including DMD, PhD and Advanced Specialty Training.
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Innovative basic and translational oral science research to improve care and health.
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Research Themes

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Craniofacial Pathobiology

Working to improve treatment of oral cancer, caries, peridontal and other oral diseases. We are leading interdisciplinary investigations in the development and function of the craniofacial complex to better understand processes that occur within cells and tissues to maintain health and control growth and development.

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Regenerative Science

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

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Clinical, Translational & Community Research

Leading transformative studies to improve oral health outcomes both in the clinic and the community. We have several centers and investigators focused on the study of the incidence and prevalence of disease; measuring outcomes of interventions; and safety and efficacy of drugs, devices, and treatments in individuals. We are also investigating how and why efforts to promote oral health through intervention are accepted by communities. 

College Smiles

What can my dentist tell me about my overall health?
The mouth is a window into the rest of your body... and you might be surprised about what you can learn during a routine dentist visit.
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Ever wondered how small group learning (SGL) actually works? Students appreciate our curriculum because it is highly collaborative, patient-centered, and medically comprehensive in nature, including behavioral science education, evidence-based dentistry, and implant dentistry.
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The UIC College of Dentistry is sending several faculty and students to present keynotes, oral presentations and posters at this year's AADR/CADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Get the schedule of presenters.
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At this year's 31st annual Clinic & Research Day, current and prospective students, as well as post-grad residents presented over 100 posters covering a variety of oral sciences research topics, including oral biology, regenerative science, clinical translation, and community-based studies . The event was a great opportunity for students to learn, network and present their hard work to advance knowledge in the oral sciences.
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Parents sometimes have a hard time convincing their kids to take good care of their teeth. That is why UIC is working with community partners to help parents teach children how to build essential early oral health habits that last a lifetime.
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    globe-icon_0.pngWe graduate more new dental professionals than any other institution in IL. We are also the largest dental care provider in IL, serving over 30 thousand patients annually. We have over 430 students seeking dental degrees including DMD, PhD and MS programs.


    diploma-icon1_0.pngOur students regularly achieve a 100% pass rate on board exams, and perform significantly higher than national average on the basic science and clinical science exams.


    microscope-icon1_1.PNGWe are a level-1 research institution, with more than 40 faculty performing research and funding of over $5 million annually. We are one of only 15 out of 70 institutions with DMD/PhD or PhD training grants from the NIDCR.

Upcoming Events

Mar 23
9:30 am to 4:30 pm

On Friday, March 28, 2018 the College of  Dentistry will hold the 8th Annual Advanced Prosthodontic Program Research Day.

During this inspiring event, our residents will present their research plans, progress...

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Apr 13
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
UIC College of Dentistry: 5th Floor Commons

Attend the Student Organization fair to learn about the various student organizations in the college and how you can become involved in the right organization for you!

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Apr 14
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
UIC College of Dentistry

The Midwest Regional Dental Students’ Research Conference brings together student researchers from the dental schools throughout the Midwest. The day consists of speakers, poster presentations, and networking events that allow our students to...

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Apr 20
6:30 pm to 11:00 pm
The Carlisle Banquets

Register now for the Alumni Reunion on Friday, April 20, 2018, celebrating DDS/DMD, Specialty, and Loyola School of Dentistry class years ending in -3 and -8.


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