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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?

May 19, 2015 - The Weekly Schedules Updated
The Weekly Schedules from May 18, 2015 to July 3, 2015 have been updated. Please click here to review: http://www.uic.edu/depts/dort/schedule.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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