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Clark Stanford

Clark M. Stanford DDS, PhD, MHA

UIC Distinguished Professor and Dean, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois

Dr. Clark Stanford is Dean of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, and UIC Distinguished Professor. He is appointment in Restorative Dentistry with a dual appointment in Biomedical Engineering, Colleges of Engineering and Medicine at UIC.

Dr. Stanford received his BS in 1984, DDS (1987), Certificate in Prosthodontics and PhD in Developmental Biology and Genetics in 1992 from University of Iowa.  He received his Master’s in Health Administration (MHA) from UIC in 2019. 

An accomplished researcher whose work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), private foundations, and industry, Dr. Stanford has focused his laboratory studies on bone gene expression and signaling pathways. He is the author of more than 28 book chapters, more than 150 published papers, and more than 200 research and clinical presentations.

Dr. Stanford currently serves on several national and international committees, including the NIH/NIDCR Research Council, IADR, ADEA Council of Deans, the Academy of Prosthodontics, and the Academy of Osseointegration (AO).  He is currently President of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO).

Dr. Stanford has won 15 teaching awards. He treats patients for complex rehabilitation, with an emphasis in craniofacial anomalies, at the UIC College of Dentistry.