Darryl D. Pendleton, D.M.D.
Associate Dean for Student and Diversity Affairs, Director, College of Dentistry Urban Health Program, Clinical Associate Professor , UIC Honors College Faculty and Fellow
Building & Room:
UIC College of Dentistry 801 S. Paulina St, IL 60612
Dr. Pendleton joined the faculty of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry (UIC) in November, 2002. He currently serves as the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Diversity Affairs, Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. In addition, he serves as the Director of the College’s Urban Health Program, Honors College Faculty and Fellow, Co-Chairs the COD Admissions Committee, Diversity Advisory Committee, Student Faculty Relations Committee and Student Disciplinary Committee.
While at UIC, Dr. Pendleton has served as the Principal Investigator (P.I.) for the University’s Health Career Opportunity Program Health Professions Navigator Program; P.I. and Co-Program Director for the College’s Comprehensive Minority Faculty Development Program; Co-Director for the Access to Dental Careers Program and Dental Pipeline Program; and P.I. and Liaison for the Dental Pipeline Connections Mentoring Program. Previously, Dr. Pendleton served as the Director of Multicultural Affairs at Marquette University School of Dentistry from 1994-2002. Dr. Pendleton also served as Executive Director of the Milwaukee Area Health Education Center from 1992 -2003. Dr. Pendleton recently served on the American Dental Education Association’s Diversity Accreditation Standard Working Group helping to create the current diversity standards for dental education. He is faculty for the College’s Pre-doctoral curriculum teaching the value and impact of diversity in Healthcare.
Dr. Pendleton actively participates in organized dentistry on the national, state and local levels. He is a proud member of the following organizations: National Dental Association, Hispanic Dental Association, American Dental Association, International College of Dentists, American Dental Education Association, Chicago Dental Society, Illinois State Dental Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon and numerous others. In May 2016, he was inducted as the President of the Chicago Dental Society’s Kenwood Hyde Park Branch.
Principal Investigator (P.I.) for the University’s Health Career Opportunity Program Health Professions Navigator Program; P.I. and Co-Program Director for the College’s Comprehensive Minority Faculty Development Program; Co-Director for the Access to Dental Careers Program and Dental Pipeline Program; and P.I. and Liaison for the Dental Pipeline Connections Mentoring Program.
Koerber A, Pendleton D.; Michael B. Albazzaz, M.S.; Siddhi J. Doshi,: Victoria A. Rinando, “Enhancing Ethical Behavior: Views of Student, Administrators, and Faculty”, article, B.S., Journal of Dental Education, February 2005,
Pendleton D., Graham BS: The Role of the Dental School Environment in Promoting Greater Student Diversity, Journal of Dental Education , Volume 74, Number 10 (October 2010) Supplement, S98- S108
- Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, Alton, Illinois Doctor of Dental Medicine
- University of Illinois College of Applied Life Sciences, Urbana, Illinois, Community Health Education - Pre Dentistry
- Northwestern University College of Dentistry, Chicago, Illinois Resident Study Program
- Chicago Dental Society
- American Dental Education Association’s Diversity Accreditation Standard Working Group
- American Dental Education Association
- American Dental Association
- Hispanic Dental Association
- Illinois State Dental Society
- International College of Dentists
- Lincoln Dental Society Executive Committee
- National Association of Advisors to the Health Professions
- National Dental Association
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon