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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

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.

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.

Clinical, Translational & Community

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. 

Latest News

Streptococcus-mutans bacteria dental plaque
Most bacteria in our bodies are harmless; some are even beneficial. Then there are the bacteria that cause oral diseases such as tooth decay, or cavities, and periodontal disease. These bacteria cause big problems because there are so many of these little recycling machines.
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Dental cavities, together with other dental problems, are linked to children's dental health, school performance, and psychosocial well-being. For instance, kids with dental problems are more likely to miss school and not perform as well in school. Sweetened drinks contribute to these dental problems. Here's why sugary drinks are not good for your teeth and gums.
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The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery will host the Ninth Annual Daniel M. Laskin Lectureship on Friday, June 23, 2017. Dr. Rui P. Fernandes, DMD, MD, FACS, Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Chief, Division of Head and Neck Surgery; and Program Director, Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery and Microvascular Fellowship, University of Florida at Jacksonville, will be the speaker.
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Tooth decay is not just a problem for children. It can happen as long as you have natural teeth. And as we age, other specific conditions begin to affect oral health such as dry mouth or loss of taste. These changes can negatively impact oral health and overall quality of life. Here are some things to be aware of and how regular dentist checkups can help.
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Drinking more water has a number of practical benefits which help improve oral health. Staying hydrated helps your system distribute healthy nutrients, gets rid of waste, gives your skin a healthy glow and keeps your muscles moving. And--drinking water really helps your teeth stay health – especially if it’s fluoridated. Here are 4 reasons why drinking more fluoridated water improves oral health.
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    globe-icon_0.pngThe UIC College of Dentistry enrolls, educates and graduates more students to support the oral health workforce for the State of Illinois than any other dental college. We are also the largest dental care provider, serving over 26,000 patients annually.

  • 100% PASS RATE

    diploma-icon1_0.pngOur students 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. 

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Mar 31
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

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Apr 01
8:00 am to 6:00 pm
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Course objectives: This course will provide dental assistants with the proper educational

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Apr 03
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
UIC College of Dentistry

The predoctoral Prosthodontics Implant Club (PIC UIC) will hold its

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Apr 12
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UIC College of Dentistry

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