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

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

Grape Seed Extract Could Extend Life of Teeth
A natural compound found in grape seed extract could be used to strengthen dentin and increase the life of resin fillings, according to new research at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry.
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For a healthy smile, we all should practice good oral hygiene every day. Brushing after meals, using antimicrobial mouthwash, and flossing helps to prevent tooth decay. Oral hygienists at UIC College of Dentistry are experts in helping you take control of your oral health.
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Periodontal (gum) disease is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. Periodontists at University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry are experts in treating periodontal disease through a a full range of periodontics care.
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In this edition of Ask the Expert, we talked with two of our experts about oral cancer, including the importance of early detection, it’s connection to our overall health, and how we’re advancing research to improve the diagnosis and treatment of oral cancer.
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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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  • LARGEST IN THE STATE OF IL

    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.

  • 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. 

Upcoming Events

May 25
12:00 pm to 4:30 pm
UIC College of Dentistry Lecture Hall North

Join your fellow researchers in a half day of constructive activities to improve 

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May 25
12:45 pm to 1:45 pm
UIC College of Dentistry Lecture Hall South

The opioid epidemic continues to be a challenge in the United States, and the UIC College of

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Jun 08
8:00 am to 3:04 pm
UIC College of Dentistry Lecture Hall South

Welcome DMD Class of 2021! Get introduced to the College of Dentistry and the Profession.

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Sep 06
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
UIC College of Dentistry

This four-day course will satisfy the State of Illinois expanded function training requirements

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