In response to the COVID-19 disease outbreak, effective Wednesday March 18th 2020 to Friday April 10th 2020, all patient appointments (Dental Student, Resident or Faculty Dental Practice) will be cancelled.
If you have a dental emergency, please contact your provider or at (312) 996-8636 (Adult Urgent Care) for further instructions.
Comprehensive, personalized dental care for general and specialty needs - all in one location
For new appointments call (312) 996-7555 or contact a specific service/clinic area
Interested in seeing a faculty dentist? Request an appointment online
Are you a referring doctor? Use our online referral system, Referral +
In our continuing efforts to assure patient health and safety and to provide high quality infection control we ask that patients who have any of the following symptoms of fever and respiratory distress please seek immediate medical care from your physician.
Dental care from students with faculty supervision
Our student dentists provide care under faculty supervision at a discounted price in exchange for an extra investment of your time to support education. Services range from routine dental procedures, such as exams and fillings, to more complex procedures, such as root canals and restorations.
Advanced specialties for all needs
Need a specialist? We offer specialty care in Endodontics, Oral Medicine, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics and Prosthodontics. Our specialists work together to develop a treatment plan that matches your needs.
Choose a faculty dentist
For over 30 years, our highly trained faculty have provided general and specialty dental care. Many are specialists with board certification or board eligibility. Get added convenience for fees comparable to private dentists.
The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Dentistry offers the widest range of general and specialty dental care services in Chicago – all in one place. We have over 280 faculty and resident dentists in general and advanced specialty areas including Endodontists (root canal), Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Oral Medicine & Facial Pain (TMJ) specialists, Orthodontists (braces), Pediatric and Special Needs Dentists, Periodontists (gum disease) and Prosthodontists (implants, restorations). We also have 40+ researchers advancing scientific knowledge to improve oral health outcomes in Chicago and across the world.
We are dedicated to educating and helping patients adopt healthy oral hygiene habits and make the best decisions to improve their oral health. We do this by taking the time to develop a strong relationship with each of our patients -- this is why patients choose UIC.
Why Patients Choose UIC
Patients choose UIC not only for our comprehensive, specialized expertise conveniently located all in one place - but also because they appreciate the friendly, personalized and caring approach we provide in serving our mission.
- A choice of dental care from students, specialists-in-training or faculty
- Comprehensive dental services for the whole family
- Complete range of advanced specialty services provided by a team of nationally recognized experts
- Discounted rates compared to area dentists
- We work with insurance providers including Cigna and Delta Dental of IL
- Multicultural clinical team who speak numerous languages to accommodate patients of diverse backgrounds
- Convenient location next to CTA, bus lines and parking
A Comprehensive Range of General, Pediatric and Specialty Dental Care Services -- All In One Convenient Location
What to Expect as a New Patient
All new patients receive a comprehensive oral health examination where you and your dentist decide the best treatment options.
Your first visit is a screening appointment, where we will assess your overall oral health care needs and determine whether a General Dentist or Advanced Specialty Dentist care option best match your needs. You may also choose to see a Faculty Dentist for your dental care. As an educational institution, appointments can take longer than a typical dental visit.
If you choose to see a student dentist, they will call you to schedule an initial evaluation, after which we will prepare a comprehensive treatment plan for your review and acceptance prior to beginning treatment. The initial evaluation and planning usually takes 2 to 3 visits and may require taking additional x-rays. Once your treatment plan is accepted, the student dentist will schedule your next visits, which typically take 1 to 2 hours.
We are committed to providing safe and effective oral health care in an environment that is compassionate and comfortable in service to our patients.
Patient rights and privacy
Notice of non-discrimination
Ready to become a patient?
If you are currently being treated, please contact your student dentist for appointments. If you cannot reach your student, please call (312) 996-7555.
Changing the Future of Oral Health
Our mission is simple: to change the future of oral health in Chicago and beyond. We do this by educating the next generation of oral health professionals, improving access to dental care and advancing scientific knowledge through groundbreaking research.
The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry is Illinois’ largest dentistry school and oral health care provider. We provide comprehensive, personalized treatment to over 20 thousand patients each year - with the choice of care provided by students, residents or faculty. Located in the heart of the Illinois Medical District UIC Campus, we serve Chicago and beyond with world-class dental care.
The UIC College of Dentistry has a 100+ year tradition of excellence in training oral health professionals and treating patients. Since 1913, our clinicians have provided quality dental care to the Chicagoland area and expanded access to care to those in need. We offer general as well as specialized dental services including Endodontics, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Pediatric Dentistry and Prosthodontics. Our facilities feature state-of-the-art technology and modern clinics for comfort. Our faculty are experts in their respective specialty fields, many of which conduct basic and translational research in multiple areas of biomedical and oral sciences.
“Dr. Obrez and Dr. Sahni, have worked as a team to find solutions to my TMJ pain management in addition to monitoring the joint issue they’ve identified. My issue is connected to a form of arthritis of my jaw joint based on the continued deterioration. It’s been a journey to say the least, but my daily pain level has lessened with much thanks to your team’s excellent care.
In addition to the phenomenal care I’ve received, I also believe not enough dental schools around the country are specializing in TMJ or truly understands the complexities of it as well as Dr. Sahni and her colleagues do. They are good to their patients and training the next generation of students as well.”
“As a veteran, I was referred to UIC from the VA hospital. My dental care at UIC has been fantastic and I’m very satisfied. I’ve gotten so many compliments about my new smile. They replaced my old removal dentures with new implants that feel much better. I definitely made the right choice with UIC.”
" I was long overdue for getting dental work done. I did my homework, and one of the biggest reasons I chose UIC is the educational philosophy they follow. This means a lot to me as an educator myself.”
“UIC is amazing for my kids' dental care. It’s so nice to go to a dentist specifically designed for children. Since we’ve been seeing Laurel, we’ve decided to bring all 3 kids here, even though it’s a 2 hour drive. The communication is fantastic - they explain everything and let you know what they’re going to do, before they do it. As a parent, that makes it easier for me to understand what’s happening with my kids health - I know because I see the difference in my kids reaction to UIC vs. other dentists."
“The biggest reason I chose UIC is the quality of the care, and they work with my insurance.” “As an educator myself, I also want to support the College’s public health mission, and I like having the opportunity to get my care from national leaders in dental knowledge creation – the clinicians and researchers at UIC.”
-- Peter Nelson, Dean, UIC College of Engineering
Nerve damage during a previous wisdom teeth extraction by another dentist, led Tanya to Dr. Michael Miloro, Professor and Head of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at UIC / UI Health. Dr. Miloro is an internationally recognized expert in trigeminal nerve repair. He performed a repair of the right lingual nerve using a nerve allograft, restoring feeling in her tongue and her ability to taste and eat normally. "The care I received at UI Health was unbelievable! I did not tell anyone I was an employee here, and I was provided an exceptional patient experience."
- Tanya McCarter , UI Health employee
“I chose UIC because their personalized treatment plan works for me—comprehensive and affordable. And they helped me understand how important oral health is to my overall health"
"As a UIC employee, going to the College of Dentistry is so convenient– they are just a 5 minute bike ride away from my campus office. Most of all, I appreciate their professionalism and friendliness– I feel comfortable talking to them, and it makes me proud to be a part of the UIC community!"
“They were so good at getting him to not be afraid – before coming to UIC, he wouldn’t even open his mouth. Now, his teeth are fixed, and he’s even brushing and flossing more! Thanks UIC!”
"I was experiencing discomfort on the right side in the back of my tongue. I thought my tongue was scratching a chipped tooth. A later biopsy showed that I had tongue cancer. My dentist made an appointment with Dr. Markiewicz and told me that Dr. Markiewicz not only was his teacher but his specialty was tongue cancer. Dr.Markiewicz answered all my questions which really helped me understand. The best part was when he told me that we caught the cancer in it's infancy and that it hadn't spread. Since the surgery , I've been cancer free. Not only do I think that Dr. Markiewicz is awesome I also think he ROCKS!!!"
-- Google Review
“I keep coming back to UIC Dentistry because they keep me well informed and I know I’m getting excellent care”
"As a retired UIC administrator, I’ve used the College of Dentistry for over 30 years now, and the one constant in coming here has always been a genuine sense of caring about me as a person. I know that I’m getting the best of care by experts using the latest technology and treatment."
"She needed an emergency root canal and she was so afraid of going to the dentist. The dentists at UIC helped her to feel comfortable and not so afraid."
“Besides the convenience and price, I especially like the cultural diversity of the students and instructors at UIC. It makes for a very friendly atmosphere.”
“Best service for the money. My student dentist is very professional, friendly and always asking me questions and explaining the treatments. And I’m more knowledgeable about my teeth because of the educational environment.”
“At UIC I get two dentists – the student and the instructor – so I feel confident I’m getting the best treatment, and the price is affordable.”
"It was a long process including root canals, pulled teeth, implants and two sets of temporaries to correct my bite. But the final product was fabulous!!! And the cost was much less than what I would have paid elsewhere." -- Facebook review
"They always do a great job. I don’t trust just any dentist to work on my kids teeth but for some reason these students make me feel comfortable. All of my three children have been here. Keep up the great work guys!" -- Facebook review
“Believe me when I say , a dental chair is the last place I want to be. I have a huge fear of dentists due to multiple bad experiences. Dr. Zurich in the UIC Prosthodontics specialty clinic replaced a dental bridge for me, and did an excellent job. He has an amazing bedside manner that immediately makes one feel comfortable and at ease. And, the UIC dental staff were very helpful in submitting my insurance claim.”
“I had an emergency issue with my crown and this was my first time going to a student dentist. I’m really impressed with the level of professionalism from the students and the instructors, and how well they explain everything. I will highly recommend UIC to others.”
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Easy access from I-290, CTA Pink Line & Buses
The UIC College of Dentistry is conveniently located just 2 blocks south of I-290 with easy access to the CTA Pink line. Visitor parking is available in the Paulina Street parking garage south of the building at Taylor St. The number 7 Harrison bus, the number 9 Ashland bus, the number 12 Roosevelt bus all stop nearby, and the number 157 Streeterville/Taylor bus stop right at the Pink Line station.
801 South Paulina Street
Chicago, IL 60612