College of Dentistry

The UIC College of Dentistry offers an innovative doctoral degree program, the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD). The program is designed to graduate oral health professionals with strong competencies in health promotion and disease prevention, diagnosis, evidence-based practice, communication, collaboration, and community engagement. The DMD features small group learning that is interdisciplinary in nature and prompted through the use of clinical cases.

Students are immersed in Chicago’s vibrant community the first day they enter the College. Community engagement is facilitated through various service projects, including clinical rotations during the fourth year of the DMD program. Students can choose from carefully selected service-learning experiences in community-based settings in Chicago, throughout Illinois and the United States, as well as internationally. These experiences allow students to provide care to the underserved, urban, rural, and special needs populations including children, developmentally disabled, HIV positive and geriatric patients. Our innovative and comprehensive academic programs, excellent faculty, strong research focus, and location in a world-class city set us apart from other oral health colleges.

The College of Dentistry Urban Health Program prides itself with offering programming to recruit, retain, and graduate the next generation of leaders that will advance oral health equity.

Contact Person(s): Dr. Darryl Pendleton, DMD Assoc. Dean of Student and Diversity Affairs Braulia Espinosa, MPA, Director of Admissions 801 S. Paulina St, Chicago, IL 60612 Suite 104 College of Dentistry Email:, Phone:(312) 355-0320