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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 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 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. 

Latest College News

Advanced Prosthodontics Program Places Three of Six Finalists in National Competition
The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry’s Department of Restorative Dentistry’s Advanced Prosthodontic Program was recognized with three finalists in the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) John J. Sharry Research Award Competition.
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For Pan-Asian Student Dental Association (PASDA) president, Timothy Ng, volunteering to improve oral health in communities of need, is close to home. “Growing up in a low-income family myself, I understand the huge disparity in dental education and care,” says Ng. “I want to be able to help these people out. They deserve to have proper oral health.”
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We’ve all been told to brush and floss our teeth to avoid cavities. Still, cavities are a very common problem. Here are 5 simple things you can do to prevent cavities.
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Without proper infection control techniques, infection can easily spread through contacts with people and instruments in a dental clinic. That is why the College of Dentistry takes infection control very seriously. We follow strict infection control procedures to minimize the spread of disease. 
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Dental implants are a popular option for many people to restore your confidence to eat, speak, and enjoy life.  The next best thing to real teeth is a dental implant or multiple implants to bring back your healthy smile.  Dental implants are designed to look, feel, and function like your natural teeth so you can be confident in your
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    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.


    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

Feb 23
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Virgin Hotel

Faculty, students, staff, alumni, colleagues, and friends are invited to attend the College's reception during the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting on Friday, February 23, 2018.

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Apr 20
6:30 pm to 11:00 pm
The Carlisle Banquets

Save the date for Friday, April 20, 2018 to celebrate class years ending in -3 and -8.

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Jun 07
8:00 am to 4:00 pm

The D1 Summer Meeting for the DMD Class of 2022 will be an opportunity to welcome back our incoming D1 class so that they can hear from faculty and student services to prepare for  entry in the Fall. 

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