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Fatemeh Afshari, DMD, MS

Clinical Professor and Managing Partner

Restorative Dentistry



801 S. Paulina St., IL 60612


Dr. Afshari has been a dedicated member of the UIC College of Dentistry since her matriculation in 2009 in the Post-Graduate Prosthodontic Program, having completed her DMD Degree at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Johnson and Johnson Preventative Dentistry Award, UIC Council of Excellence in Teaching and Learning Awards, and the 2016 Claude Baker Faculty Award. Dr. Afshari is a Faculty Dental Practice Provider at the College, and an active member of the American College of Prosthodontists. She is also course director of the pre-patient complete denture course and instructs dental students in implant restorative techniques in the UIC Implant and Innovations Center.

Scholarly interests

  • Dental Education
  • Clinical Outcomes Research involving Recall Systems

Clinical activities & specialties

Dr. Afshari has participated in various pre-clinical didactic and laboratory courses, has been Co-Course Director in a number of DAOB Courses, and Course Director of the Complete Denture Prosthodontics Course. She has contributed significantly to the Pre-Doctoral Implant Program, and developed the web-based implant workflow documents to collect treatment data related to CAD/CAM prosthesis status within the Pre-Doctoral Digital Program.

Selected Publications

Afshari FS, Knoernschild KL. Program Director Perceived Factors for an Enhanced Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontic Recall System. J Prosthodont 2011 Oct;20(7): 593-600.

Afshari FS, Knoernschild KL. Student Perceived Factors for an Enhanced Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics Recall System. J Prosthodont 2011 Jul;20(5): 402-7.

Afshari FS, Koslow AH, Knoernschild KL, Sukotjo C. Patient recall in Advanced Education in Prosthodontics Programs in the United States. J Prosthodont 2010 Jun;19(4):315-20.

Afshari FS, Ptak K, Khaliq ZM, Grieco TM, Slater NT, McCrimmon DR, Raman IM (2004). Resurgent Na currents in four classes of neurons of the cerebellum. J Neurophysiol 92(5):2831-43.

Grieco TM, Afshari FS, Raman IM (2002). A role for phosphorylation in the maintenance of resurgent sodium current in cerebellar Purkinje neurons. J Neurosci 22:3100-3107.


  • Northwestern University, BS, 2002
  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine, DMD, 2006
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, MS and Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics, 2009
  • Astra Tech Fellow under the mentorship of Dr. Kent L Knoernschild, 2009-2011

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Prosthodontists

Research Currently in Progress

Dr. Afshari has completed research and college initiatives in a variety of areas including Patient Recall Programs, Caries Risk Assessment and Management, Advanced Pre-Doctoral Implant Education, Implant Overdentures and Digital Denture fabrication. Dr. Afshari has also been the recipient of multiple grants and fellowships supporting her research.