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The Department was founded in 1929 with the goal of offering graduate study in orthodontics. Since its inception it has been engaged in research, teaching and patient care. The graduates have contributed greatly to the development of dentistry's oldest specialty.

The Department occupies a 6000 square-foot location on the first floor of the College of Dentistry building at the University of Illinois at Chicago with additional space as residents' lab on the second floor. Facilities include a modern orthodontic clinic and clinical laboratory; reception and waiting area; computer, data-processing, and microscopy laboratory; the Brodie Library; orthodontic technique laboratory for photography, appliance construction and plaster work; seminar room; Ricketts Research and Conference Facility; faculty offices; headquarters for ESCO, the Electronic Study Club for Orthodontics; and the Brodie Laboratory for Craniofacial Genetics.

 

What's New?

September 2, 2015 - The Weekly Schedules Updated
The Weekly Schedules of the week of September 14, 2015 and the week of September 28, 2015 have been updated. Please click here to review: http://www.uic.edu/depts/dort/schedule.html.
 
August 31, 2015 - UIC Department of Orthodontics Boat Tour in Lake Michigan
UIC Orthodontics faculty and residents aboard the luxurious Mystic Blue Cruise on Monday, August 31, 2015. What a happy and memorable kick-off of the new school year! Welcome our Class of 2018 to the UIC Department of Orthodontics for three-year post-graduate study and residency program.
2015 UIC Orthodontics
 
Lake Michigan Boat Tour
 
August 31, 2015 - Dr. Keki Mistry Revisited UIC Department of Orthodontics

Dr. Keki M. Mistry, Ortho Class 1960, visited the Department on August 31, 2015.  He is Professor Emeritus, ex-Dean, ex-Orthodontic Department Head, Mumbai, India.  He gave the UIC Orthodontic Department a crystal stupa (pillar of knowledge) featuring the unfolding lotus flower representing the mind. 

Dr. Keki Mistry Visiting UIC Orthodontics
 
August 19, 2015 - Sleep Wellness Consultant Nancy Rothstein Presenting at UIC Department of Orthodontics

Nancy H. Rothstein, MBA, author of “My Daddy Snores” and sleep wellness consultant, presented her Sleep 101 material to the Department of Orthodontics on Wednesday, August 19.  Her visit was organized by Dr. Ralph Robbins, UIC orthodontic faculty member.

Nancy Rothstein Presenting at UIC Orthodontics
 
August 13, 2015 - The Weekly Schedules Updated
The Weekly Schedules from August 10, 2015 to December 18, 2015 have been updated. Please click here to review: http://www.uic.edu/depts/dort/schedule.html.
 
June 30, 2015 - Foundation for Modern BIOprogressive Program with ADA Continuing Education Credits Open for Registration
Foundation for Modern BIOprogressive Program at UIC is now open for registration. Welcome orthodontists from around the world to sign up for this special program. For more details about the program, please visit: http://www.uic.edu/depts/dort/special.html.
 
April 9, 2015 - UIC Orthodontic Residents Debate about Digital Scans and Models versus Traditional Alginate and Plaster

The Class of 2016 initiated a debate about "digital scans and models versus traditional alginate and plaster" under the advice of Coach Dr. Tony Eltink on April 2, 2015. With one resident act as an internal moderator, the other eight 2nd year orthodontic residents were divided into two teams: Digital Team for digital scans and models, and Alginate Team for traditional alginate and plaster.

The debate covered topics such as cost, practicality, practice promotion, and future trends in orthodontic offices and treatment. After the hot debate, the Digital Team won in a tight race! The results were based on the votes from faculty and residents. Great job, everybody!

UIC Orthodontic Resident Debate
UIC 2nd Year Orthodontic Residents Debate
 
Digital Team
The Digital Team for digital scans and models
 
The Plaster Team
The Alginate Team for traditional alginate and plaster
 
UIC Orthodontic Resident Debate Coach
Debate Coach Dr. Anthony Eltink
 
April 9, 2015 - The Weekly Schedules Updated
The Weekly Schedules have been updated. Please click here to review: http://www.uic.edu/depts/dort/schedule.html.
 
March 5, 2015 - Orthodontic Residents Presenting on Clinic and Research Day

Congratulations to everyone who participated at the UIC College of Dentistry Clinic and Research Day on March 5, 2015! All third-year orthodontic postgraduate students at the UIC Department of Orthodontics presented their research projects and findings at the Clinic and Research Day, an annual event at the UIC College of Dentistry. The event allows students, postgrads, and research staff to present their research achievements to the College and the larger research community. Continuing education opportunities, dental products and services exhibits, a keynote lecture and student awards are all part of this day.

Pictures of orthodontic residents' presentation during the event are available at: https://uicortho.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/orthodontic-residents-presenting-at-the-uic-college-of-dentistry-clinic-and-research-day-2015/

 
January 26, 2015 - New Construction Undergoing in the Biometrics Lab

Dramatic changes are happening during these couple of months at the UIC Department of Orthodontics. The biometrics lab in Room 237 is under construction. Old wall cabinets, counter-tops, ceiling tiles and furniture were removed. The whole lab will be divided into several individual offices and work areas, as well as a common conference area for orthodontic faculty and research staff. We look forward to a complete fresh look to the lab.

This renovation project was made possible by gifts from the Orthodontic Alumni Association of Illinois and other private sources for the goal of creating a more comfortable and efficient working environment for the UIC Department of Orthodontics. Our grateful thanks for the continuous support of the Orthodontic Alumni Association of Illinois and our many other friends!

See pictures of the construction project at: http://wp.me/p1an5S-7N
See the floorplan at: RM237_Floor_Plan
 

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