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University of Illinois at Chicago (College of Dentistry)

The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry evolved from the Columbian Dental College, founded in Chicago in 1891. The Columbian Dental College’s early years were characterized by the struggle to survive, but through the dedication of its founders and faculty and because of their commitment to excellence, it became a forerunner in the fight to raise the standards of the dental profession through dental education. Its growth was characterized by constant attention to academic quality and excellence of facilities.

The College of Dentistry is one of 15 colleges and schools on the UIC campus and, in 2001, became the only dental school in the Chicago metropolitan area. It’s annual operating budget is in excess of $33 million, including approximately $11 in state appropriations, $10 million in clinic revenue, $9 million in funded research, and $3 million in continuing education program revenues.

The mission of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry is to promote optimum oral and general health to the people of the State of Illinois and worldwide through excellence in education, patient care, research, and service. The College identifies the following goals to meet this mission:

* To prepare highly qualified healthcare professionals, educators, and scientists in the basic and oral health sciences;
* To provide patient-centered care that is comprehensive and compassionate for a culturally diverse population;
* To provide student-oriented education programs that prepare individuals for the thoughtful, ethical practice of dentistry and life-long learning;
* To foster collaborative research and develop specialized centers for innovated research in areas of health and disease;
* To address community and regional healthcare needs through outreach initiatives, educational programs, and consultative and referral services;
* To maintain a leadership role in forming healthcare policy at the university, state, and national levels;
* To be a worldwide resource for continued professional development;
* To provide an environment for individual growth founded on mutual respect and professionalism; and
* To value and seek diversity in students, staff, faculty, and patients.

School name:University of Illinois at ChicagoCollege of Dentistry
Address:801 S. Paulina Street
Zip & city:60612 Illinois
Phone:(312) 996-7555

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