Mission Statement

The mission of the UIC Department of Orthodontics is to provide education in the field of orthodontics, and to be a leading educational, research, and patient care center.


  • provide tools for critical thinking
  • develop mature and caring professionals
  • provide patients with high-quality treatment
  • provide a friendly, caring, clean professional environment
  • foster an environment of mutual respect among patients, residents, and staff
  • have an excellent faculty
  • attract excellent students


  • train competent practitioners
  • prepare residents for American Board of Orthodontics diplomate status
  • provide consultation and education to the community
  • contribute new knowledge through research
  • produce excellent documentation of cases
  • achieve financial success
  • assure patient satisfaction



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