1,000-square-foot space on the fifth floor of the UIC College of
Dentistry, the Kottemann Gallery features graphics and exhibits
demonstrating the college's historical role in advancing the dental
profession, as well as displays on current research initiatives
and clinical advances.
demonstrates to all that the UIC College of Dentistry is not just
any dental school, but a research, teaching and public service institution
that has and will have a significant impact on dentistry throughout
the world," said Bruce S. Graham, dean of the college. "It will
be vital to our recruitment of faculty, students and donors, and
gives us a new, attractive space for meetings, lectures and social
"In its first
half-century, the college attracted some of dentistry's top research
and teaching leaders, like Dr. Isaac Schour and Dr. Allan G. Brodie,"
said Mark J. Valentino, assistant dean for advancement and alumni
affairs. "These names in dentistry are like the names Washington
and Jefferson in government and politics."
Gallery was created largely thanks to a gift of more than $200,000
from George Kottemann, a UIC College of Dentistry alumnus, and his