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Dr. David Avenetti Appointed a Program Director at U of IL at Chicago College of Dentistry
Dr. David Avenetti has been named Program Director of the Pediatric Dentistry Postgraduate Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry.
His clinical responsibilities include serving as an attending in the Post-Grad Pediatric Dentistry Clinic and the University of Illinois Hospital operating room.
“As the resident curriculum shifts to include more core didactic courses, I am serving as the course director for the Orthodontics/
He serves as a chair and committee member for resident research, and is involved in other research collaborations as well.
Dr. Avenetti noted he is excited about the recently developed “mixed dentition” clinic—a partnership between the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Department of Orthodontics. “I hope that the newly developed collaboration will provide residents with excellent learning opportunities and provide patients with much-needed interceptive orthodontic care,” he said.
Outside of the College, he serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Dentistry for Children and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s Residents Committee. “I have a strong interest in organized dentistry, advocacy, and general public health efforts,” Dr. Avenetti concluded.
Dr. Avenetti also is focusing on examining systems and processes within residency, the department, and patient care to increase quality and efficiency. “This includes participating in the restructuring of the resident curriculum and clinical policies and procedures,”
After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Studies at the University of Southern California, he earned his DDS from the University of California at Los Angeles. He then went on to earn a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, an MSD, and an MPH at the University of Washington.
William S. Bike