The IL Board of Higher Education in Dec. released a detailed report on that state's dental education. Among the highlights of the report: SIU performance on national and regional boards consistently place them in the top 15 dental schools. They ranked second on recent NBE with 96 % getting IL license on first try. Report explained SIU doesn't do much research b/c there aren't enough faculty members or funding; they are a teaching college. In contrast, UIC was commended for its research, but little mention was made of its graduates quality of education. In fact, I don't recall seeing scores for UIC listed at all. Makes you wonder. The entire report can be found in PDF format at <a href="http://www.ibhe.state.il.us/board/agendas/2001/december/december2001.htm" target="_blank">http://www.ibhe.state.il.us/board/agendas/2001/december/december2001.htm</a> It is the last report, at the bottom of the page.