University of Illinois at Chicago 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 investigations to advance knowledge and improve health.
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Research Themes

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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

Fighting Oral Cancer with the Power of Machine Learning
University of Illinois oral medicine experts and computer scientists are teaming up to harness the power of big data to change the landscape of oral cancer prevention. To do this, they are combining the latest advances in machine learning with one of the oldest functional food products in the world: green tea.
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The Oral Medicine and Orofacial Pain Clinic of the Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences (OMDS) at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry has achieved a great deal of success since it opened last year.
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Dr. Susan A. Rowan has been promoted from associate dean for clinical affairs to executive associate dean at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry.
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The Illinois Society of Pediatric Dentists (ISPD) recently honored Dr. Indru Punwani, professor emeritus, pediatric dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, with a certificate of appreciation, and by making a $2,000 contribution to the Department of Pediatric Dentistry’s Dr. Indru C. Punwani Resident and Faculty Development Endowment Fund.
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Dr. Anne George, the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry’s Allan G. Brodie...

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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

Aug 20
9:00 am

For more information on key dates in our academic year, see the  DMD / DMD-AS Academic Calendar...

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Aug 22
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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Aug 25
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Les Miller Field at Curtis Granderson Stadium

The Oral Cancer Foundation’s Second Annual Oral Cancer Walk will take place on Saturday, Aug. 25 at UIC’s Les Miller Field at Curtis...

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Aug 27
3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
UIC Flames Athletic Center

The College of Dentistry needs volunteers for the UIC Athletic Team Member health screening event, Monday, August 27  3:00PM to 8:00PM at the Flames Athletic Center.  Athletes who have questions or...

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