801 S. Paulina St.
  • Kent
  • Knoernschild
  • Director, Advanced Specialty Education Program in Prosthodontics
  • CoDirector, Implant and Innovations Center
  • Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry
  • Chicago Dental Society Professor of Prosthodontics
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Professional Affiliations & Certifications

  • Diplomate and Director, American Board of Prosthodontics
  • Former ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation Commissioner for Prosthodontics
  • Former President, American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics and the International Association of Dental Research Prosthodontics Research Group

Clinical Activities and Specialties

Dr. Knoernschild holds a private practice limited to prosthodontics. He directs a progressive clinic that integrates three-dimensional, computer-enhanced treatment approaches for surgical and restorative aspects of patient care. He has lectured internationally on the comprehensive treatment of patients with complex restorative needs based on best evidence.

Scholarly Interests

Dr. Knoernschild has conducted clinical and laboratory research and has mentored residents who received internationally recognized awards. He has given over 100 presentations nationally and internationally, authored more than 50 publications, and received more than 20 research grants. He believes the fundamental integration of sound, advanced technology with well-founded patient therapy will further clinician confidence providing the best possible patient care.


Academy of Osseointegration Summit on Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Edentulous Maxilla: Role of advanced approaches to imaging to achieve minimal interventional approaches to care. International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants 2016;31 Suppl (in press). Kent L. Knoernschild, Workgroup CoChair.

Marinis A, Afshari FS, Yuan JC, Lee DJ, Syros G, Knoernschild KL, Campbell SD, Sukotjo C. Retrospective analysis of implant overdenture treatment in the Advanced Prosthodontics Clinic at the University of Illinois at Chicago. J Oral Implantol 2016;42:46-53.

Kim A, Campbell SD, Viana MA, Knoernschild KL. Abutment material effect on peri-implant soft tissue color and perceived esthetics.  J Prosthodont Sep 23. doi: 10.1111/jopr.12360. [Epub ahead of print] First Place, ACP 2015 John J. Sharry Prosthodontic Research Award

Taylor EJ, Yuan J, Lee DJ, Harlow R, Afshari FS, Knoernschild KL, Campbell SD, Sukotjo C. Are predoctoral students able to provide esthetic single tooth implant prostheses in the maxillary esthetic zone? Journal of Dental Education 2014 May;78(5):779-88.

Pamela A. Barias; Damian J. Lee; Judy Chia-Chun Yuan; Cortino Sukotjo; Stephen D. Campbell; Kent L. Knoernschild. Retrospective Analysis of Dental Implants Placed and Restored by Advanced Prosthodontic Residents. Journal of Prosthodontics. 2013;22(2):157-163.

Kathryn Thornton; Damian J. Lee; Judy Chia-Chun Yuan; Kent L. Knoernschild; Stephen D. Campbell; Cortino Sukotjo. An Analysis of Prosthodontic Research Productivity: Geographic, Economic, and Collaborative Perspective. Journal of Prosthodontics. 2012;21(1):73-78.

Valentim Adelino Ricardo Barão; Nodesh Shyamsunder; Judy Chia-Chun Yuan; Kent L Knoernschild; Wirley Gonçalves Assunção; Cortino Sukotjo. Trends in funding, internationalization, and types of study for original articles published in five implant-related journals between 2005 and 2009. The International journal of oral & maxillofacial implants. 2012;27(1):69-76.

Kent L. Knoernschild. Early Survival of Single-Tooth Implants in the Esthetic Zone may be Predictable Despite Timing of Implant Placement or Loading. Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice. 2012;12(3 SUPPL.):209-212.

Fatemeh S. Afshari; Matthew B. Hallas; Kent L. Knoernschild. An Alternative Approach in Fabrication of Fixed Complete Dentures Using a Duplicate Denture. Journal of Prosthodontics. 2012;21(7):569-572.