University of Illinois At Chicago UIC College of Dentistry

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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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

Guatemala Service Learning: Dental Students Making A Big Difference in a Small Country
Several dental students at UIC have expanded their horizons through international rotations offered at UIC. Here are experiences shared by three students who recently served patients in the rural highlands of Guatemala.
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The UIC College of Dentistry recently received a grant from the International College of Dentists (ICD) to support travel expenses of seven students to perform extramural rotations at Salud y Paz in Guatemala or Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
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Dr. Veerasathpurish (Sath) Allareddy will become head of the Department of Orthodontics on July 1.
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Dr. Kenneth Gehrke, who recently retired as a Clinical Associate Professor, Restorative Dentistry, at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, has been named the recipient of the Department of Restorative Dentistry’s 2018 James W. Buckman Faculty Award.
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Joe Powers, President of the Class of 2018, has found patient care to be the best part of his dental education. “UIC College of Dentistry provides such an amazing service to populations in the Chicagoland area, and I found my work in clinic to be very meaningful and fulfilling.”
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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

Jun 01 to Jun 30
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Are you ready to step up and take the College’s Stepping out for Wellness Challenge?  Throughout the month of June, the College will begin its very first step challenge as part of the College’s Wellness Wednesdays Initiative.  ...

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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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Jun 07
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Blue Plate Chicago

Connecting Alumni to Reignite and Engage Networking Series

Dear UIC College of Dentistry DDS, DMD, and Specialty Alumni from 2000 - 2018:

We invite you to the inaugural C.A.R.E. Networking Series reception on...

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