University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry

Comprehensive, personalized dental care services - with the choice of care provided by students, graduate specialists or faculty - all in one place.
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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

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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

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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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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Jennifer Bereckis has been promoted to executive director of clinical operations at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry.
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Chuck Dribin spends a lot of time at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry as a patient—but not because he needs dental work. Dribin is a Standardized Patient (SP)—an actor who takes on the characteristics of a real patient to help students develop their ability to communicate.
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The Oral Medicine and Orofacial Pain Clinic of the Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences (OMDS) at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry has achieved a great deal of success since it opened last year.
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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

Sep 17 to Sep 21
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Join UI Health and the seven UIC Health Sciences colleges in the national celebration of Healthcare Simulation Week on September 17-21. This campaign is focused on bringing greater awareness to...

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Sep 21
12:45 pm to 1:45 pm

Please join American Dental Education Association for our Fall General Body Meeting!  Come see what ADEA has in store for UIC College of Dentistry this year and how you can get involved! Bring your own lunch and come enjoy homemade desserts...

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Sep 22
5:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Isadore and Sadie Dorin Forum

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is one of the nation’s most diverse public research universities. As a federally designated Minority Serving Institution, we are a living, learning, and working community that embraces our diversity....

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Sep 24
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
UIC College of Dentistry, Lecture Hall

Join us for the first in a series of Lunch and Learn seminars sponsored by the UIC College of Dentistry Division of Prevention and Public Health Sciences...

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