Dr. Bin Yang Joins University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry Faculty

Serves as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry.
By: UIC College of Dentistry
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CHICAGO - Dec. 19, 2014 - PRLog -- Dr. Bin Yang, recently hired asClinical Assistant Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, is enthusiastic about her new role.

         Dr. Yang explained, “Teaching? I love it. I love to pass what I learned on to dental students, and constantly learn something new from other experienced educators and from new technology in the dental school.”

She continued, “Research? I love it, since I am always curious about many things, and am open to new things.”

Dr. Yang added,  “Clinical practice? I love it, since my goal since childhood has been to become a good dentist.

“I am glad that I can do all three here,” she said. “That is why I chose to work at the College of Dentistry at UIC.”

         “My responsibilities require a three-day per week time commitment in the predoctoral and/or advanced prosthodontic/graduate education programs,” Dr. Yang explained. “These responsibilities include general pre-doc instruction, preclinical and clinical, and the mentoring of graduate students working towards a Master of Oral Science degree.”

Dr. Yang spends up to two days per week in the ProCare Implant and Innovations Center and DENTSPLY Implants clinic, and one day per week is devoted to faculty and/or curriculum development activities.

She was educated in three countries, earning her specialty training and MSc in Restorative Dentistry and Dental Biomaterials from the School of Stomatology in Peking University, China; her DMD and PhD from Christian-Albrechts University in Kiel, Germany; and her Prosthodontics certificate from the Eastman Institute for Oral Health at the University of Rochester in New York.

         “In Germany, my thesis advisor was Dr. Matthias Kern,” Dr. Yang explained.“He is a very famous scholar in European dentistry. He measures almost everything which he can measure, and it was wonderful to do research with him and clinical training in his department.”

At the College, teaching is her first responsibility.

“I have a lot of background in teaching,” she explained. “In China I was an assistant professor at Zhengzhou University and Peking University, and after I got my DMD and PhD in Germany, I taught pre-doc in dental school at Christian-Albrechts University for two years, too. After years of research in dental materials and specialty training, I would love to teach the students with more knowledge from what I learned from my research and clinic practice.

“As a Clinical Assistant Professor it is not required for me to have a research proposal that could be grant funded, but Department Head Dr. Stephen Campbell and I have discussed what I did, what we are interested in, and what dental practice is not well-evidence based. So we hope to come up with good research ideas for our Master’s program, and research proposals for our faculty career development,” Dr. Yang said.

Her research is in adhesive dentistry, dentin and ceramic bonding, and bioactive remineralizing-dental composites.

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