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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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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RESEARCH

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 College News

Dr. Fatemeh Afshari
The College has opened its fifth group practice, the Vivaldi Clinic, in Room 329 - the most recently renovated clinic in the College.
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The American Association of Orthodontics Foundation has provided a Research Aid Award of $5,000 for a project at the College, “Characterization of a Biomimetically Enhanced Bio-OSS for Bone Regeneration Applications.”
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More than 80 students, staff, and faculty marchers represented all of UI Health's seven health science colleges and the hospital at the Chicago Pride Parade on June 25.
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Dr. Michael G. Durbin, DDS, MS, an orthodontist with offices in Des Plaines and Long Grove, Illinois, has been elected by the Midwestern Society of Orthodontists (MSO) as its representative on the Board of Trustees of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO).
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The College’s American Dental Education Association (ADEA) chapter hosted a Peer Mentoring Group (PMG) DAOB Clinical Skills Event for the D-2 class in which D-3 and D-4 mentors guided D-2s with Class IV composite restorations and crown preps.
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  • LARGEST IN THE STATE OF IL

    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.

  • 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. 

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