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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

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

UIC HDAF winners
The Hispanic Dental Association Foundation Board awarded a scholarship to D-4 Daniel Rosales at the Greater New York Dental Meeting.
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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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Drs. Lyndon Cooper (Professor and Head, Oral Biology) and Xiaofeng (Charles) Zhou (Professor, Periodontics) received the 2017 IADR Academy of Osseointegration Innovation in Implant Sciences Award, presented by the International Association for Dental Research (IADR).
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Dentistry employment will grow 18 percent in the next decade. So why is dentistry so attractive? Flexible schedules, opportunities to improve public health, and strong salaries, are just a few of the reasons. Find out how UIC is preparing the next generation of dental professionals to meet the growing demand.
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The waiting room in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry is more colorful and fun with new artwork on the walls. The art offers kid-friendly renditions of a bunny, dog, kitty, koala, monkey, penguin, polar bear, pup, and two cats.
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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

May 06
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
UIC Forum

The UIC College of Dentistry Commencement for the Class of 2017 is scheduled for Saturday, May 6

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May 11
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
UIC College of Dentistry, Lecture Hall South

Join us for the final Regenerative Sciences Seminar in the 2016-17 series. The Regenerative

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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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