Advanced Dental Specialties for All Needs in One Place

The College of Dentistry offers a comprehensive set of specialized oral health care services – all in one place. We have  over 280 faculty and residents in advanced specialty clinics including Endodontics, Oral Medicine, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics and Prosthodontics.

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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.

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. 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.

Patients also benefit from a collaborative and caring educational environment that brings together a broad range of expert clinicians and researchers to provide the best treatments using the latest advances in oral health care.

 

Advanced Digital Oral Health Services

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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Why Patients Love Our Specialty Care

Excellence and Value

Patients come to UIC from across the nation and the world to take advantage of our advanced specialty services led by world-class faculty. These patients seek out UIC for the types of care they cannot find elsewhere, and trust us to deliver the very best oral rehabilitative care in our integrated specialty clinics. Our approach is to provide patients with integrated and coordinated care in one location – and our patients appreciate the value and convenience this offers.

All Specialties, All in One Place

The College of Dentistry offers all dental specialty care practices – all in one place. We have over 200 faculty and residents in six advanced specialty clinics including Endodontics, Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics and Prosthodontics. Many of our faculty also provide care through a Faculty Practice, as well as teach in the college. Also, many of our faculty serve as researchers who lead scientific investigations that advance the methods used in our clinics.

Advanced Imaging and Diagnostics

The College of Dentistry uses imaging and diagnostics at the leading edge of patient care. Coupled with sophisticated 3D imaging software, CBCT allows dentists to visualize the inside of teeth, beneath the gums, and other areas of the mouth in a three-dimensional fashion. Using the latest imaging technology offer patients the benefits of less radiation exposure, and the advantage of coordinated diagnosis and treatment planning. The College of Dentistry also uses integrated digital workflows for streamlined care planning, not only between the College of Dentistry specialty clinics, but also with other healthcare providers. This means less time spent getting x-rays from specialists in multiple locations.

Digitally Guided Procedures (CAD/CAM)

Through the use of CAD/CAM technology, our dentists can plan and fabricate implants, crowns and other restorative treatments through digital modeling. For patients this means a more comfortable and time-saving dental experience.  Procedures that used to require weeks and an outside dental laboratory are now possible in just a few days, or even on the same day. With the addition of digital impression systems, no longer do patients have to experience the mouth full of impression material formerly required for procedures such as crowns, bridges or dental implants.

Digital Workflow and Records

UIC dental clinics use a secure, integrated electronic health record (EHR) system to enhance diagnosis, prevention, treatment and patient education. Whether visiting for a routine check-up, or comprehensive treatments, patients benefit from secure transfer of records between our general and specialty clinics, and referring doctors.