6 MILLION PEOPLE, $20 BILLION
Chronic wounds affect 5.7 million patients and costing an estimated $20 billion annually (Medscape, 2016) . We study the mouth to improve how the body regenerates tissue and heals faster.
213 MILLION MISSING TEETH
More than 35 million Americans do not have any teeth, and 178 million are missing at least one tooth (ACP).
Are working at UIC to improve treatment of oral cancer, caries, peridontal and other oral diseases. They are also working on new biomaterials and methods to regenerate dentin and enamel, moving science one step closer to regenerating an entire human tooth.