Ghadeer Thalji DDS, PhD, FACP Dr. Thalji currently serves as associate professor and the director of the advanced prosthodontics program digital center of excellence at University of Illinois College of Dentistry. She is also in private practice dedicated to patient oriented care. Prior to moving to Illinois, Dr. Thalji was the program director of the Advanced Prosthodontics Program at University of Iowa. Dr. Thalji received her doctorate degree at the University of Jordan. She then completed advanced training and certification in prosthodontics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she concurrently earned a PhD degree and completed and published her research on dental implants. During her career, she received several awards including Ann Randolph Babcock Fellowship, Freedland Advanced Education Fellowship, the OF Clinical Science Research Grant Award and she was the recipient of the GSK Young Prosthodontist Innovator Award from the ACP. Dr. Thalji is also a Board Certified Specialist in Prosthodontics. She has published abstracts and articles in multiple international journals.