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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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Dr. Sriram Ravindran, Assistant Professor, Oral Biology, and Dr. Praveen Gajendrareddy, Associate Professor, Periodontics, have earned a National Institutes of Health R01 grant of approximately $2 million in funding over five years from the National Institutes of Health to develop a better way to regenerate bone or tissues that have been lost to disease or injury.
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The Fry Foundation has provided a grant to the UIC College of Dentistry’s Department of Pediatric Dentistry for a dual purpose. One is for the department to perform a community needs assessment, to determine families’ requirements, wants, and barriers concerning pediatric dental care.
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Congratulations to Dr. Nisha Garg, 3rd year Orthodontics Resident, and Dr. Laurence Golden,...

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Dr. Lauren Gordon, Orthodontics Resident, received a Professional Student Dr. Martin Luther...

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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 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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Nov 26
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
UIC College of Dentistry

Please join us on Monday, November 26th, for a special Regenerative Sciences Seminar.  Dr. Benjamin Levi, MD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Plastic Surgery and Director, Burn, Wound and Regenerative Medicine Laboratory, University of...

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Dec 01
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
UIC Pavilion

Save the date and be our guests as the Loyola Ramblers take on the UIC Flames in Horizon League Play.

Saturday, December 1, 2018
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Pre-game reception
3:12 p.m.  - Tipoff

Cheer on Dr....

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Dec 14
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Lecture Hall North
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