Eric Coy, D.M.D.
Building & Room:
801 S. Paulina Street M/C 841, Chicago, IL 60612
Dr. Eric Coy is a dedicated and passionate orthodontic resident at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Born and raised in Maryland, Dr. Coy has always had a deep appreciation for education and community service. Dr. Coy’s journey in dentistry began with a strong academic foundation, earning a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, and Bioinformatics from Towson University in 2018. During this time, Dr. Coy discovered a profound interest in the intersection of healthcare, public service, and artificial intelligence (AI) through two research internships at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.
Driven by this passion, Dr. Coy pursued a career in dentistry and enrolled in the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) where he received a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 2023. During dental school, he actively engaged in various extracurricular activities, research projects, and community service initiatives particularly focused in expanding healthcare access to the LGBTQIA+ community. Dr. Coy’s dedication and commitment to excellence in research were recognized through prestigious awards, including two research awards at UCSF’s Research and Clinical Excellence Day in 2021. He was also chosen by faculty and peers to lead his class as a Clinic Chief.
In the realm of orthodontics, Dr. Coy is passionate about exploring the application of cutting-edge technologies and research to enhance orthodontic treatment outcomes. He is particularly interested in progressing the use of AI in orthodontics, aiming to contribute valuable insights to the field.
Beyond academics and dentistry, Dr. Coy enjoys immersing himself in various hobbies and activities. In his spare time, he enjoys exercising, exploring Chicago, cooking, and visiting family. Upon completing the orthodontic residency at UIC, Dr. Coy plans to achieve board certification and embark on a journey of professional growth. He envisions practicing privately in his community, aiming to make a positive impact on the lives of patients and contribute to the advancement of orthodontics.