Implant and Innovations Center
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A new course is being offered at UIC featuring cutting-edge trends and research in implant dentistry, biomaterials, biomechanics and implant corrosion and tribocorrosion. Beginning classes meet in the Fall of 2016 on Wednesdays, starting August 24th. The course is instructed by Mathew Mathew, Phd, Co-Director, Institute of Biomaterials, Tribocorrosion and Nano-medicine (IBTN) and Assistant Professor,
Starting in 2012, the Academy of Osseointegration (AO) initiated planning for a summit to develop clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for management of the edentulous maxilla. Clark M. Stanford, DDS, PhD, Dean of UIC College of Dentistry and UIC Distinguished Professor, was honored by being the Co-Chair of the
Out of 129 presentations at the recent American College of Prosthodontists Annual Session in Orlando, FL, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry representatives took three of the six awards.
Dr. Craig Sikora (right), winner of the ACP Resident Competition, with Dr. Caroline T. Nguyen, ACP Poster Session Chair.
In the table clinic competition, third-year prosthodontic resident Dr. Craig
Dental implants posts are usually made of titanium, surgically placed into the jawbone, and topped with artificial teeth. While most dental implants are successful, a small percentage fail or must be removed, either due to infection and/or separation of the implant from the bone, or lack of osseo integration. Addtionally, replacing a failed implant can be difficult and thus lead to more patient inconvenience.