Dr. Franklin S. Weine Surgical Suite to be Dedicated at University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Dentistry and its Department of Endodontics will dedicate their Postgraduate Endodontics Clinic and the Dr. Franklin S. Weine Endodontics Surgical Suite on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at 6 p.m. at the UIC College of Dentistry, 801 S. Paulina St., third floor.
            Members of the media are welcome to attend.
            The Dr. Franklin S. Weine Surgical Suite is a state-of-the-science facility featuring the latest hand-pieces, cabinetry, microscope, digital radiography, L.E.D. overhead lighting, and documentation capability. Measuring sixteen by twenty feet, it is the largest operatory in the Postgraduate Endodontics Clinic. The Weine Surgical Suite allows residents to treat and observe the most complex endodontic surgical cases. This facility serves as a fitting and lasting legacy to a true pioneer in Endodontics and postgraduate education. The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry is proud of its surgical suite named in honor of Dr. Weine—a true friend and mentor to so many.
The late Dr. Weine was a faculty member admired by his students at three
highly respected educational institutions.
            For 23 years, Dr. Weine was Professor and Director of Graduate Endodontics at the Loyola University Chicago School of Dentistry. At his passing, he held the rank of Professor Emeritus at Loyola’s Medical Center, Adjunct Professor in the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry’s Department of Endodontics, and Visiting Professor of Endodontics at Osaka Dental University in Japan.
            His textbook, Endodontic Therapy, was published in seven languages.
            Dr. Weine earned his DDS from the UIC College of Dentistry in 1957, and his MSD and Certificate in Endodontics from Indiana University in 1966.
            Dr. Weine was a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and a Fellow of both the American and International Colleges of Dentistry. Among Dr. Weine’s 88 papers published in peer-reviewed journals was the first article written on the potential canal configurations of the maxillary first molar, and the initial studies on preparation of curved canals.
            He earned the UIC College of Dentistry’s highest honor, the Distinguished Dental Alumnus Award, in 2005.
            In addition to his writing, lecturing, and teaching, Dr. Weine kept a part-time clinical practice specializing in Endodontics in downtown Chicago for four decades.
            A devoted family man, Dr. Weine was the husband of Dorothy; father of Perry, Kenneth, and Allan; and grandfather of Danielle, Alec, Eric, Sydney, and A.J.
            Dr. Weine was a resident of the North Side of Chicago, where his wife continues to reside. Perry Weine lives in Deerfield, IL. Kenneth Weine lives in Evanston, IL. Allan Weine lives in Long Grove, IL.
            For more information on the Franklin S. Weine Endodontics Surgical Suite dedication, contact William S. Bike at (312) 996-8495 or cell phone (312) 622-6029.

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