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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 investigations to advance knowledge and improve health.
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Research Themes

bioinformatics biomedical research

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

Fighting Oral Cancer with the Power of Machine Learning
University of Illinois oral medicine experts and computer scientists are teaming up to harness the power of big data to change the landscape of oral cancer prevention. To do this, they are combining the latest advances in machine learning with one of the oldest functional food products in the world: green tea.
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Dr. Brittaney Hill, who earned her Pediatric Dentistry certificate and MS in Oral Sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry in 2017, has returned as a full-time clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.
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Historically, anthropology has depended on studying ancient teeth, as well as bones, to date human remains and lend a cultural context to the findings. Teeth are great for studying our past because they share a common genetic code, and provide anatomical clues to understand differences in human behaviors over ancient times.
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Above average DAT scores and GPA aren’t good enough anymore. That's why the personal statement is crucial to making your dental school application stand out from the rest. In her new book, Dr. Helen Yang (currently an endodontics resident at UIC) and collaborators offer a holistic strategy for a winning dental school application. The second half of the book focuses on crafting a truly unique personal statement that showcases your individuality.
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The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry was recognized with a Center of Excellence Award by LIBERTY Dental Plan and Illinois State Senator Patricia Van Pelt (D-5th) on Sept. 19 at the College, which is located in Senator Van Pelt’s district.
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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

Nov 07
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Online (webinar)

Don't miss the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) Advanced Standing webinar! In this webinar, you'll get information about the application process and the program itself. We will also share some competitive admissions attributes to help...

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Nov 15
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
UIC College of Dentistry

Of note: This event is not targeted for internationally trained dentists. Please refer to DMD-Advanced Standing events. 

Please join the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Dentistry, the American Student Dental...

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Nov 16
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Lecture Hall North
Nov 19 to Nov 23
9:00 am

For more information on key dates in our academic year, see the  DMD / DMD-AS Academic Calendar...

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