to the Department of Orthodontics

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?

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
January 23, 2015 - Chili Cook-off Contest
What's more fun than attending a Chili Cook-off in the cold winter! The event was organized by the administrative at the UIC Department of Orthodontics. Attendants of the event had an opportunity to taste and vote the yummy yet spicy Chili cook-off dishes presented by nine contestants. Robert Schwartz, Kimberly Fasula and Benjamin Belavsky won the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for the "Most Favorite Chili Award. David Goldberg won the "Most Original Award". Huibi Liu won the "Best Presentation Award". Congratulations to all the winners and thanks everyone for joining us! 
See pictures of the Chili Cook-off Contest at: http://wp.me/p1an5S-8z
January 5, 2015 - New Patient Screenings OPEN

UIC Department of Orthodontic Clinic new patient screenings or evaluations are open.

For a screening appointment, we request that you contact our office via email to dentorthoclinic@uic.edu (please write APPOINTMENT NEEDED as the email subject) OR call us at 312-996-7505 or 312-996-7506 for an updated voicemail message.

We cannot accommodate walk-ins. We do apologize if this has caused any inconvenience.

January 5, 2015 - Alumni Association Winter 2014 Newsletter
Alumni Newsletter Winter 2014
Read more about the Orthodontic Alumni Association of Illinois Winter 2014 Newsletter at: http://www.uic.edu/depts/dort/alumni.html.
September 22, 2014 - Winning Smiles of 3rd Place Winners of the Invisalign University Challenge Comopetition 2014
Silberstein and Schwartz
Congratulations to Dr. Robyn Silberstein and Dr. Robert Schwartz for winning the 3rd place in the Class II category in the 2014 lnvisalign University Challenge Competition. The top treatments were determined from all submitted entries through blinded online voting by over 300 private practice orthodontists.  Because of the excellent outcomes achieved by Dr. Robert Schwartz under the supervision of Dr. Robyn Silberstein, Align Technology is making an unrestricted donation in the amount of $1,000 to your orthodontic program.
September 17, 2014 - Department of Orthodontics Boat Cruise in Lake Michigan
UIC Ortho Boat Cruise
UIC Orthodontics faculty and residents aboard the luxurious Anita Dee II yacht on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. What a happy and memorable kick-off of the new school year!
April 27, 2014 - UIC Orthodontic Residents Win Awards
AAO Award 2014

Congratulations to UIC orthodontic specialty graduates, Dr. Ahmed Masoud (Left) and Dr. Tharon L. Smith (Right), for winning the Excellence in Orthodontics Awards at the 114th Annual Session of the American Association of Orthodontists, in New Orleans on April 27, 2014.

(Left) Dr. Ahmed Masoud is a 2014 Charley Schultz Resident Scholar.
(Right) Dr. Tharon L. Smith received the 2014 Thomas M. Graber Research Award.


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