University of Illinois At Chicago UIC College of Dentistry

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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

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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UIC has a very strong ASDA chapter providing our students lots of ways to enrich professional training, network and get involved in organized dentistry. From serving in the community, leading volunteer-led health events, to presenting peers in national policy, our ASDA chapter are leading the way for dental students.
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Why do dental students choose UIC? We offer an outstanding, innovative curriculum that patient centered, problem focused, and community driven. Our community is woven by a richly diverse fabric of cultural and professional backgrounds. We're located at the heart of a world-class medical education and research complex.
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Ever wondered how small group learning (SGL) actually works? Students appreciate our curriculum because it is highly collaborative, patient-centered, and medically comprehensive in nature, including behavioral science education, evidence-based dentistry, and implant dentistry.
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The UIC College of Dentistry is sending several faculty and students to present keynotes, oral presentations and posters at this year's AADR/CADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Get the schedule of presenters.
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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

Apr 27
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Are you reapplying to the DMD program? Attend this webinar to get the information you need to know as a student reapplying. Learn how to enhance your application for the upcoming admissions cycle!

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Apr 30
9:00 am

DMD and DMD-AS classes and clinics begin April 30, 2018.



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May 01
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
UIC College of Dentistry

Join us for a lunch & learn featuring students’ experiences during their Spring 2018 rotations in Tanzania. The College of Dentistry's service learning program, select students participate in international rotations outside the US. In...

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