University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry dental school
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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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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RESEARCH

Innovative basic and translational oral science investigations to advance knowledge and improve health.
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College Calendar

Mar 27
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
UIC College of Dentistry

These walking group tours of our dental school are a great way to learn more before application. You'll be led through a guided tour of the college by admissions and student representatives, with a group Q&A after the tour. You'll meet...

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Apr 03
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
UIC College of Dentistry

These walking group tours of our dental school are a great way to learn more before application. You'll be led through a guided tour of the college by admissions and student representatives, with a group Q&A after the tour. You'll meet...

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Apr 07 to Apr 13
9:48 am to 5:00 pm
UIC College of Dentistry

National Prosthodontics Awareness Week (NPAW) is a great opportunity to connect with our community to bring attention to the specialty and to our school. The goal is to raise awareness of the specialty and understanding about the advanced skills...

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Apr 08
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
UIC College of Dentistry

On Monday, April 8, 2019, the Restorative Dentistry Department and the Advanced Prosthodontics Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago will hold the 9th Annual Advanced Prosthodontics Program Research Day.
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College Smiles

2019 Clinic & Research Day is the College’s Most Innovative and Interprofessional Yet
Digital innovation, multi-center, multidisciplinary collaboration and novel approaches connecting basic lab science with clinical treatment were the themes in this year’s 32nd annual Clinic and Research Day.
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You might be surprised to know that the benefits of maintaining good dental health extend far beyond just your mouth. In fact your oral health—the health of your teeth and gums—has a major impact on overall health, medical costs, and quality of life. Find out what UIC is doing to educate patients and the future workforce to improve oral health as part of overall health.
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When it comes to fighting off cavities, we need all the help we can get, beyond the obvious healthy habits of regular brushing and flossing. Here are several more useful habits you can pick up to strengthen your daily routine for a healthy and beautiful smile.
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Dr. Maria Therese Galang-Boquiren Spoke at Association of Philippine Orthodontists 10th ROC
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Now that you have chosen to become a licensed dentist in the United States, it’s important that you prepare a competitive application. US dental schools are extremely demanding academically, and the applicant pool is more competitive than ever. Here are some tips from our admissions team to prepare a competitive application.
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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.

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. 

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