Michael Colvard DDS, MTS, MS, PhD, FDS RCSEd
phone
312-996-1405
location
UIC College of Dentistry
801 S. Paulina Street
569BB
Chicago
IL
60612
  • Michael
  • Colvard
  • DDS, MTS, MS, PhD, FDS RCSEd
  • Director, UIC DMRT Center
  • Professor
Department:
Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
Research Focus:
  • Periodontal Disease
    Functional Foods, Natural Products and Oral Health
    Global Health Security
    Oral Diagnostics

Biographic Summary

Dr. Colvard is Professor, Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences and Director, Dental Medicine Responder and Technology (DMRT) Office. Dr. Colvard earned his PhD in Theology and Medical Anthropology through the Graduate Theological Foundation and its parent, Oxford Foundation House, Oxford, UK.  Dr. Colvard previously earned his DDS and Certificate in Periodontics from the Loyola University School of Dentistry, an MTS in Theology and Medical Anthrophony from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, and an MS in Oral Sciences from UIC.

Research Interests

Dr. Colvard's research focuses on the following areas.

  • Spectrographic research studying the artifacts, specimens, and plants used for ancient dental disease, and how these religious and clinical traditions will impact modern dental care.
  • ADA / ANSI / NIST compliant Directed Energy technologies and therapies for Oral Medicine and Pharmacognosy (OMPL)
  • Dental support to pandemic, all-hazard, biometric, and forensic preparedness - Dental Medicine Responder Training (DMRT)