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Comprehensive, personalized dental care for general and specialty needs - all in one location
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 with you to develop a treatment plan that matches your needs.
See 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. Fees are comparable to private dentists in the area.
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 residents in general and advanced specialty clinics including Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics and Prosthodontics. We also have 40+ researchers advancing scientific knowledge to improve oral health outcomes in Chicagoland 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.
For new appointments call (312) 996-7555 or contact a specific service/clinic area.
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 our Comprehensive Dentistry or Advanced Specialty care options best match your needs. You may also choose to see a faculty member 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.
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 care from students, specialists-in-training or faculty
- Highest standards of care provided by dental students under the supervision of faculty
- Wide range of dental services for adults and children
- Discounted rates compared to area dentists
- We work with insurance providers including Cigna and Delta Dental
- Multicultural clinical team who speak numerous languages to accommodate patients of diverse backgrounds
- Convenient location next to CTA, bus lines and parking
“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
“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.”
“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 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.”
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