More than 800 low-income Illinois children with immediate dental needs are on a two-year waiting list for procedures that require general anesthesia at the College’s Department of Pediatric Dentistry. Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of Delta Dental of Illinois, has granted its fifth annual $100,000 Wisdom Tooth Award to the Department of Pediatric Dentistry for general anesthesia
The Illinois Society of Pediatric Dentists awarded its fourth annual Dr. Indru C. Punwani Graduate Student Research Awards at the ISPD meeting at the American Dental Association building in Chicago on April 7.
Recipients were Dr. Allison Horn, Resident, Pediatric Dentistry, UIC, and Dr. Neha Shah, Pediatric Dental Resident from Lurie Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Evelina Kratunova, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry, was awarded a Master Clinician Scholarship from the Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
The scholarship provides education valuable to an academic career in pediatric dentistry and will allow Dr. Kratunova to attend the Academy for Academic
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded the College of Dentistry a $1 million grant for five years to help provide dental students with education and training in the care of children up to five years old.
“This is a population that is underserved in dental care—partly because their oral health status is just emergent, and party
Dr. Christine Wu, Professor, Pediatric Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, has been awarded several research grants.
Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. provided her with a grant to study the “Effect of chewing gum containing natural antimicrobials on human dental plaque biofilm.”
She has also been awarded a grant from
The waiting room in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry is more colorful and fun with new artwork on the walls. The art offers kid-friendly renditions of a bunny, dog, kitty, koala, monkey, penguin, polar bear, pup, and two cats.
“When I lectured at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, a few years back, I was stunned by the beautiful art they had all around their brand new facility,” said
The American Dental Association (ADA) Foundation awarded 13 grants to nonprofits whose charitable work is in alignment with the foundation's mission pillar of improving the public's oral health through education. It provided a $5,000 grant to the UIC College of Dentistry.
Dr. Sahar Alrayyes, MS Pediatric Dentistry ’02, Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatric Dentistry, applied for the grant, for “Providing
Erin Raymond has joined the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry as the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Project Coordinator. She oversees the administrative and coordination components of the HRSA “Post-Doctoral Training in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry” program grant project in coordination with Department Head Dr. Marcio
Dr. Christine Wu, Professor, Pediatric Dentistry, was awarded a research grant in 2015 for her study, “Consumption of milk after sugar snacks reduces dental plaque acid production and benefits oral health in children.” She was one of seven researchers awarded funding, out of 80 who competed to be funded by the
The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry and the Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation will host a lecture on Pediatric Oral Radiology and Oral Lesions on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Lecture Hall South of the UIC College of Dentistry at 801 S. Paulina St., Chicago, IL 60612.
The session includes breakfast and refreshments, and attendees can earn four Continuing Education Credits