UIC dental clinic ribbon cutting, Chicago, April 8, 2013

U of I President Robert Easter attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new dental implant and innovation center, part of the 100th anniversary celebration of the UIC College of Dentistry. After the ceremony, President Easter and other dignitaries toured the new facility.

Ribbon cutting ceremony at new dental clinic, College of Dentistry, UIC, Apr 8, 2013.

Poised to cut the ribbon dedicating the ProCare Dental Group Implant and Innovations Center and the DENTSPLY Implants Clinic are (left to right) Brian Bashaw, Director of Sales, Clinical Area East, DENTSPLY Implants; David Bangert, Vice President, Startegic Market Sales-Dental, Danaher; Chicago Alderman  Robert Fioretti (2nd Ward); Dean Bruce S. Graham; University President Robert A. Easter: Dr. Robert G. Brunetti, President of the Guy D. and Rebecca E. Brunetti Foundation and President and Chief Executive Officer of ProCare Dental Group P.C.; UIC Chancellor Paula Allen-Meares; Scott Root, President and CEO of DENTSPLY Implants; and Dr. Stephen D. Campbell, Head of the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Director of the center and clinic.. Photo courtesy of UIC College of Dentistry.

The ProCare Dental Implant and Innovations Center and Dentsply Implants Clinic was launched through a $1 million legacy gift from ProCare Dental Group PC and led by its president, Robert Brunetti. The $3 million, state-of-the-science center was also supported by Dentsply Implants, a global dental supplier, and the Guy D. and Rebecca E. Brunetti Foundation. It features KaVo Group dental equipment.

President Easter and UIC Chancellor Paula Allen-Meares toured the clinic, lead by Dr. Stephen Campbell, head of the Department of Restorative Dentistry and director of the clinic. Photo courtesy of UIC College of Dentistry.

The center, which features 10 operatories and classroom space, is one of the most modern and technologically advanced oral health care centers in the world and a core resource for the college's students, patients and educational programs.