A Team of Expert Oral Health Clinicians -- All in One Chicago Location

For over 30 years, faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Dentistry have provided general and specialty care led by world-class experts across all fields of dentistry and oral science.

By seeing one of our faculty, patients get added convenience and comfort, combined with the highest levels of expertise. Fees for treatment in the faculty dental practice are comparable to those charged by private dentists in the area. Appointment availability may be limited, depending on the type of service.

This is ideal for patients who prefer to see a specific dentist, or have need for advanced specialty care. Our faculty practice provides the added benefit of a single expert provider, working closely with a multi-discipline team of specialists to serve even the most complex oral care needs.

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  • General Dentistry including Preventive Services
  • Pediatric & Special Needs Dentistry for children and young adults
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Dental Implants
  • Crowns and Fixed Bridges
  • Complete and Partial Removable Dentures
  • Periodontal Disease Treatment
  • Root Canal Treatment
  • Orthodontics
  • Oral Surgery
  • General Anesthesia and IV Sedation

 

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Why Patients Choose our Faculty Dental Practice

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The highest quality of care

“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

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Convenient UIC location

"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. And having easy access to the dental specialists that I needed also saves time. Most of all, I appreciate their professionalism and friendliness– I feel comfortable talking to them, and it makes me proud to a part of the UIC community!" --Mario Lucero,  Assistant Director, UIC Latino Cultural Center

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Part of the UIC family

"As a retired UIC administrator, I’ve used UIC dental for over 30 years now, and the one constant in coming here has 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."

Using the Latest Technology for the Best Care, Comfort and Convenience

The College of Dentistry uses advanced digital technologies and methods to offer patients the highest levels of precision and accuracy, and minimally invasive treatments - which translates to less time overall, and more comfort.

Our team of multidisciplinary specialists use the latest technology to deliver the best care possible - even for the most advanced, challenging oral care needs.

For instance, we can reduce the time spent to receive a new crown from several days – to a matter of hours. For more complex restorations and surgeries, we can pre-plan and coordinate the entire treatment virtually across multiple specialties, and even provide restorative and surgical services in the same appointment – so patients get the advantage of expert consultation and care, quickly and easily.

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Meet our Team of Faculty Dentists

We are a multidisciplinary group of specialists -- many of whom are board certified -- including prosthodontics, periodontics and oral maxillofacial surgeons, working as a team to deliver the best care possible - even for the most advanced, challenging oral care needs.

Fatemeh Afshari DMD, MS

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Afshari is a cum laude graduate, of Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She went on to complete her specialty training in Prosthodontics at UIC. During her 3-year residency, she received training in restoring complex cases involving full mouth rehabilitation of natural teeth and dental implants using evidence based techniques and the latest technology. Dr. Afshari also received her Master's in Oral Sciences while completing her specialty. Her research focuses on clinical outcomes assessment and university-based recall systems. After completing an Astra-Tech Implant Fellowship, Dr. Afshari joined the University of Illinois at Chicago as a clinical assistant professor. She is presently course director of the pre-patient complete denture course and instructs dental students in implant restorative techniques in the UIC Implant and Innovations Center. She is excited to provide her patients with quality and comprehensive dental care while educating them about their oral health.

Satish Alapati BDS, MS, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Endodontics

Dr. Alapati specializes in Endodontics (Root Canal Therapy.) He is an American Association of Endodontists Foundation Educator Award recipient. He has an active translational research program on therapeutic applications for regenerative endodontic treatment/root canal therapy utilizing mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) derived from dental pulp tissue. Dr. Alapati is the Clinic Director in the Department of Endodontics. 

Seema Ashrafi DDS, MS

Clinical Associate Professor
Director of Predoctoral Periodontics and Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Department of Periodontics

Dr. Ashrafi is interested in all aspects of Periodontics. Her interest is clinical periodontology, including surgical aspect particularly bone grafting and regeneration procedures. Dr. Ashrafi's educational focus is teaching the importance of diagnosing, and treatment of periodontal diseases.

Stephen Campbell DDS, MMS

Board Certified Prosthodontist
American Board of Prosthodontics

Professor and Head
Department of Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Campbell's practice is limited to Prosthodontics and as such he provides comprehensive care at the specialty level (Prosthodontics). He participates in a wide range of state of the science therapy including orofacial esthetics, replacement and restoration of teeth including advanced implant therapies, crowns and bridges, dentures, and the application of the most modern digital technologies. He has 30 years of patient caring experience in Prosthodontics.

Fayz Farhad DMD, MScD, FACP

Board Certified Prosthodontist
American Board of Prosthodontics

Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Fayz is a Board certified Prosthodontist.  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists. As a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry, he teaches and supervises the postgraduate dental students in the Advanced Prosthodontics Program. Additionally, he is the director of the Central Dental Laboratory.  Dr. Fayz is an active member of the American Prosthodontic Society, American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. 

Kenneth Gehrke DDS

Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Gehrke holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Restorative Dentistry. He is a member of American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, American College of Prosthodontics, American Dental Education Association, American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society and Illinois State Dental Society and Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society.

Joseph Gluck DDS

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Periodontics

Dr. Joseph Gluck received his dental degree from the University of Illinois graduating in 1988, where he received the Student Periodontal Achievment Award and the Oral Pathology Award. In 1991, he received his specialty certificate in periodontics from the University of Illinois. His research in the Department of Oral Pathology has been published in the Journal of Dental Research. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Gluck is also a clinical assistant professor at the University of Illinois where he supervises students in the postgraduate periodontal clinic. Dr. Gluck has lectured on many topics including chemotherapy treatment of periodontal disease, soft tissue grafting, and dental implantology. Dr. Gluck maintains a private a private practice and spends his Fridays at the University supervising the graduate periodontics clinic and caring for patients in the Faculty Dental Practice.

Rand Harlow DDS

Clinical Assistant Professor
Co-Director, Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics

Department of Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Harlow joined the Department of Restorative Dentistry in 1997.  From 2006-2013, he served as the inaugural Director of Predoctoral Implant Education.  In 2010, he received the E Lloyd Du Brul Faculty Achievement Award.  Dr. Harlow is currently Co-Director for the Advanced Prosthodontics Specialty Program.  In this role, he assists in the supervision and management of the Prosthodontic students and curriculum.  He is also a member of the Illinois State Board of Dentistry and the Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners.  Dr. Harlow has lectured for many local and national conferences on topic of dental implant education.

Kent L. Knoernschild DMD, MS

Board Certified Prosthodontist
American Board of Prosthodontics

Director of the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics and Professor
Department of Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Knoernschild is Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and conducts a private practice limited to prosthodontics. He is a Director for the American Board of Prosthodontics and past recipient of the American College of Prosthodontists Educator of the Year Award. He has served the American Dental Association as Chair of the Commission on Dental Accreditation. Dr. Knoernschild has been President for the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics and for the International Association for Dental Research Prosthodontics Group. Dr. Knoernschild has provided over 100 lectures to regional, national and international prosthodontic organizations including study clubs and advanced prosthodontic programs. Using teeth or implants, his lectures have focused on comprehensively and predictably achieving optimum esthetic and functional results.

Alyson Koslow DDS

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Koslow has been focusing on high quality restorative and esthetic dentistry at the University's Faculty Dental Practice for 15 years. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry supervising student driven patient care and is involved with many preclinical and didactic courses.  Dr. Koslow is on the UIC Professionalism, Ethics and Disciplinary Committee. She is a member of the American College of Prosthodontics and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. In her multidisciplinary approach, Dr. Koslow offers various treatment options to fit one's individual needs including all implant restorations, crowns, bridges, veneers, bonding, removable prostheses, full mouth rehabilitation, tooth whitening, occlusal guards, sleep apnea devices and Invisalign.  She has made several appearances in the media including, ABC, NBC, CBS, WGN/Fox news as well as The Chicago Tribune.

Evelina Kratunova MDS (U.Sof.), MFD(RCSI), D.Ch.Dent.(U.Dubl.), FFD(RCSI)
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Kratunova has a clinical doctorate in pediatric dentistry from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, and a specialist fellowship degree in pediatric dentistry from the Faculty of Dentistry of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Dr. Kratunova has more than 10 years of clinical experience working with children in community and private practice. She entered academe by teaching clinical pediatric dentistry in Dublin Dental University Hospital, Trinity College, Ireland. She has also served as Secretary and President of the Irish Society for Dentistry for Children. Currently Dr. Kratunova holds a full-time faculty appointment as clinical assistant professor in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Aristotelis Marinis DDS, MS, FACP

Board Certified Prosthodontist
American Board of Prosthodontics

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Restorative Dentistry  

Dr. Marinis is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics. He teaches postdoctoral and predoctoral students in clinical settings and develops research in the areas of implant dentistry, restorative materials and education. Dr. Marinis believes that interdisciplinary care and an individualized approach is essential for achieving high quality dental treatment. Dr. Aristotelis Marinis' practice is focused on implant rehabilitation, esthetic dentistry and restoration of worn dentition.

Anna Manzotti, DDS, MDent Sc

Board Certified Prosthodontist
American Board of Prosthodontics

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Manzotti is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontic Department at the UIC College of Dentistry. She is a board certified Prosthodontist and a member of the American College of Prosthodontists. She completed her dental training and master's degree in Prosthodontics and Advanced Technologies in Italy. Furthermore, she completed a Certificate Program in Prosthodontics and master's degree in dental sciences from the University of Connecticut Health Center. Her research focuses on facial esthetics and biomaterials. Her clinical interests include comprehensive treatment with dental implants and Prosthodontics.

Ian W. Marion, DDS, MS

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Marion’s clinical responsibilities involve serving as an attending in both the pre-doctoral and post-graduate clinic.  His research interests include local anesthesia, dental technology, chemical caries management, and interprofessional education.

M. Beth Miloro, DDS

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Oral Medicine

Dr. Beth Miloro is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. Following graduation, she attended a fellowship in Oral Pathology at the Ohio State University. Since that time she has divided her time between private practice and clinical teaching in Oral Medicine. Her clinical interests are general dentistry and oral mucosal diseases.

Michael Miloro, DMD, MD, FACS

Professor and Head
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Michael Miloro is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has clinical interests in dental implants, bone grafting, third molar surgery, and orthographic surgery.

Alexandra Rodriguez, DDS, MS

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Rodriguez received her dental degree in Caracas, Venezuela. She completed the Restorative Dentistry Master's program at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. She achieved further training in different areas of dentistry including restorative procedures and materials, managing comprehensive patient care, research guidelines and evidence based dentistry. Her research was in dental composite materials. She is currently teaching in the pre-patient clinics in the areas of operative dentistry, fixed prosthodontics and complete dentures at the UIC College of Dentistry.

Hervé Sroussi, DMD, PhD

Associate Professor and Director, Graduate Studies
Clinic Chief, Oral Medicine
Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences 

Dr. Sroussi is the Clinic Chief in the Oral Medicine Clinic, and Director of Graduate Studies at the UIC College of Dentistry.  Dr. Sroussi's research interests include the oxidative regulation of inflammation and wound healing. Specifically, Dr Sroussi studies the regulation of leukocyte migration and activation by S100 proteins. Dr. Sroussi's other research interests include auto-immune and infectious diseases of the mouth; oral cancer and early detection of cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions and oral manifestations of HIV.

Clark Stanford, DDS, PhD, Cert. Prosthodontics

Dean, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Dentistry 
UIC Distinguished Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Stanford is the author of 20 book chapters, 117 published papers, and more than 140 published research abstracts.  He receives research funding from the National Institutes of Health, foundations, and from industry. He currently serves on multiple national and international committees. He is the recipient of 15 academic awards including the 2007 State of Iowa Regents Award for Faculty Excellence and the International Association for Dental Research Distinguished Scientist Award (2007).  In November 2014, Dr. Stanford was awarded the position of UIC Distinguished Professor, the first College of Dentistry faculty member to be awarded the University's highest academic honor.

Cortino Sukotjo, DDS, PhD

Board Certified Prosthodontist
American Board of Prosthodontics

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Sukotjo received his DDS Degree from the, University of Padjadjaran, Indonesia. He then received his PhD degree in Oral Biology from the University of California at Los Angeles. Dr. Sukotjo completed an Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics and a Master's degree at the Harvard University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Sukotjo's research interests include dental educational research, wound healing, bioengineering, and molecular analysis of implant osseointegration.

Tolga F. Tozum, DDS, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Periodontics

Dr. Tozum is graduated from Gazi University, School of Dentistry, Turkey with the Top Student Award in 1998. He completed his integrated post-graduate education in periodontics and Ph.D. training about bone metabolism at Hacettepe University, Turkey and University of Michigan, Ann Arbor between 1998 and 2002. He has been teaching, researching and practicing about advanced periodontics and implant dentistry between 2002 and 2014, and affiliated as professor of periodontics and associate dean of research during his time at Hacettepe University. He has three significant international implant dentistry awards related to implant surgeries and bone grafting. He is a fellow of Academy of Osseointegration and International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He is currently supervising post-graduate periodontics clinic, researching in implant dentistry and taking care of patients at faculty dental practice at UIC. His clinical interests are soft and hard tissue graftings/augmentations around natural teeth and implants, esthetic periodontal surgeries and advanced implant dentistry.

Keiko Watanabe, DDS

Associate Professor
Department of Periodontics

Dr. Watanabe is a board certified Periodontist and Director of Postgraduate Research in Periodontics in the Department of Periodontics. Dr. Watanabe clinical and research interests have focused on inflammatory periodontal diseases and their impact on systemic diseases. She has been teaching and practicing periodontics for over 25 years.

Steve Weeks, DDS

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Endodontics

Dr. Weeks specializes in non-surgical and surgical management of diseases of the dental pulp, more commonly referred to as "root canal therapy". He has been a Clinical Assistant Professor at UIC since 1994: part-time until mid-1997 and full-time since then.

Bin Yang DMD, MSc, PhD, FACP

Board Certified Prosthodontist
American Board of Prosthodontics

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Yang maintains a private practice at UIC in the Faculty Dental Practice.  She believes that interdisciplinary treatment planning, precise operation and advanced materials and technology provide the best comprehensive patient-centered care. Dr. Yang’s research interests include adhesive dentistry including dentin and ceramic bonding, bio-active materials for caries prevention, and the application of nano-technology to the development of dental materials.  She has published more than 30 publications in international peer-reviewed journals and at international congresses.  She has served as a reviewer for Biomaterials, Journal of Dental Research, Acta Biomaterialia, Dental Materials, Journal of Dentistry, and the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.

Judy Yuan DDS, MS

Board Certified Prosthodontist
American Board of Prosthodontics

Director of Predoctoral Implant Program
Assistant Professor
Department of Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Yuan is Assistant Professor and Director of the Predoctoral Implant Program at the UIC College of Dentistry. She is a Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics. Dr. Yuan’s scholarly interests include dental educational research, and implant dentistry and related areas. She is currently focusing on clinical research in implant dentistry and content analysis research in dental education.