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Sylvia Deek Zabaneh, DDS


Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences



801 S. Paulina Street, IL 60612


Dr. Sylvia Deek Zabaneh completed her bachelor’s degree at Valparaiso University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and was selected to be part of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa National Academic Honor Society. Dr. Deek continued her education and obtained a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, graduating in the top of her class. Dr. Deek worked as a general dentist in private practice and is dedicated to providing patients with the best possible care. Dr. Deek extends her passion for education by serving as a faculty clinical lecturer in the Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry.

Scholarly interests

  • Healthcare education
  • Small Group Learning
  • Clinical case studies
  • Diagnosis and treatment planning

Selected Publications

Marfurt, Carl & Cox, Jeremiah & Deek, Sylvia & Dvorscak, Lauren. (2010). Anatomy of the human corneal innervation. Experimental eye research. 90. 478-92. 10.1016/j.exer.2009.12.010.


  • DDS, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • BS (Biology), Valparaiso University

Professional Memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • Illinois State Dental Society
  • Chicago Dental Society
  • American Dental Education Association
  • Christian Medical and Dental Association
  • American Association of Women Dentists