Coronavirus Chicago: Woodlawn dentist Dr. Ogbonna Bowden provides relief for dental emergencies, despite pandemic

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CHICAGO (WLS) — With a fractured tooth, one South Shore resident couldn’t wait.

“By this weekend, extreme pain. I was extremely uncomfortable,” said Kortney Mims.

Mims got her temperature checked and found careful safety protocol at My Dental Gallery, including a device that limits contact during dental procedures.

“That reduces the aerosol by 90%, and we have our regular PPE to protect us from whatever comes out of the patient’s mouth,” said Dr. Ogbonna Bowden from My Dental Gallery.

“I’m just very grateful they could get me in and take care of me at such a crazy time,” Mims said. “I have a huge smile underneath this mask I’m so happy and I’m so relieved.”

Bowden closed his three dental offices but is seeing patients with dental emergencies at his Woodlawn office on63rd Street.

“It’s natural, if you have pain, natural you would go to the ER, but we don’t

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Expert, Comprehensive Dental Care | University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Dentistry

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Changing the Future of Oral Health

about-main-campus-skyline13c.jpgOur mission is simple: to change the future of oral health in Chicago and beyond.  We do this by educating the next generation of oral health professionals, improving access to dental care and advancing scientific knowledge through groundbreaking research.

The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry is Illinois’ largest dentistry school and oral health care provider.  We provide comprehensive, personalized treatment to over 20 thousand patients each year – with the choice of care provided by students, residents or faculty. Located in the heart of the Illinois Medical District UIC Campus, we serve Chicago and beyond with world-class dental care.  

The UIC College of Dentistry has a 100+ year tradition of excellence in training oral health professionals and treating patients. Since 1913, our clinicians have provided quality dental care to the Chicagoland area and expanded access to care to those in

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