University of Illinois At Chicago UIC College of Dentistry
PATIENT CARE

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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ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

World-class academic programs to prepare the next-generation of oral health professionals, including DMD, PhD and Advanced Specialty Training.
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RESEARCH

Innovative basic and translational oral science research to improve care and 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

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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Several dental students at UIC have expanded their horizons through international rotations offered at UIC. Here are experiences shared by three students who recently served patients in the rural highlands of Guatemala.
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The UIC College of Dentistry recently received a grant from the International College of Dentists (ICD) to support travel expenses of seven students to perform extramural rotations at Salud y Paz in Guatemala or Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
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Dr. Veerasathpurish (Sath) Allareddy will become head of the Department of Orthodontics on July 1.
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Dr. Kenneth Gehrke, who recently retired as a Clinical Associate Professor, Restorative Dentistry, at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, has been named the recipient of the Department of Restorative Dentistry’s 2018 James W. Buckman Faculty Award.
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  • ILLINOIS' LARGEST DENTAL SCHOOL

    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.

  • ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

    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.

  • LEADER IN ORAL SCIENCE RESEARCH

    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

May 23
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
(Online Virtual Fair)

Thinking about applying to dental school? Want to learn more about dentistry? The 2017 ADEA GoDental Virtual Fairs are two days of FREE, LIVE, ONLINE events where prospective applicants can visit multiple virtual dental school booths—without...

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May 24
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Online

Thinking about applying to dental school? Want to learn more about dentistry? The 2018 ADEA GoDental Virtual Fairs are two days of FREE, LIVE, ONLINE events where prospective applicants can visit multiple virtual dental school booths—without...

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Jun 01 to Jun 30
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Are you ready to step up and take the College’s Stepping out for Wellness Challenge?  Throughout the month of June, the College will begin its very first step challenge as part of the College’s Wellness Wednesdays Initiative.  ...

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