Meet Our Endodontist
Milton L. Davenport, III
Dr. Davenport was born and raised in the south suburbs of Chicago and graduated with honors from Thornton Township High School. He decided very early on that he wanted to pursue a career in dentistry but still cultivated many of his other interests, the most important of which was music. Dr. Davenport attended Augustana College in Rock Island, IL on a music scholarship where he focused his musical talents primarily on jazz saxophone. He was also the recipient of both the Presidential and Founders Scholarship. While dividing his time between music and science, he majored in Biology with a minor in Biochemistry.
After graduating Summa Cum Laude, Dr. Davenport attended Harvard School of Dental Medicine. While at Harvard, Dr. Davenport took on several leadership roles in the ADA and its student organizations. His research interests were in autoimmune diseases, such as lupus and multiple sclerosis, and its impact on oral health. Dr. Davenport also published several articles for the American Student Dental Association. After graduating from Harvard, Dr. Davenport completed a residency in endodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Davenport remains at UIC as an Associate Clinical Professor in the department of endodontics, where he teaches both surgical and non-surgical endodontics. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Illinios State Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society, American Association of Endodontists, Edgar D. Coolidge Endodontic Study Club, and Illinios Association of Endodontist. With patience and genuine kindness Dr. Davenport can treat even the most fearful dental patient.
William Nudera D.D.S., M.S.
Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics
Dr. William Nudera earned a DDS from the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of
Dentistry in 1999. Upon graduation, he served in the United States Air Force Dental Corps where
he completed a one year AEGD residency program. During his time of service, Dr. Nudera
received a National Defense Service Medal for his involvement in “Operation Enduring
Freedom” and was awarded the title of Air Force Dental Office of the Year in 2002. Following
his service, Dr. Nudera returned to Chicago where he continued to practice general dentistry
while pursuing an education in Endodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Nudera
completed his Endodontic training in 2005 earning his Endodontic specialty certificate as well as
a Masters Degree in Oral Sciences.
Dr. Nudera is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. He has several
national and international publications including multiple scientific research contributions to the
Journal of Endodontics and a chapter in the endodontics textbook 3D Imaging in Endodontics. Dr. Nudera speaks nationally and internationally on a variety of Endodontic topics.
Dr. Nudera currently holds a faculty position in the Department of Endodontics at the University
of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry.
Dr. Nudera is a member of the A.B.E. College of Diplomates, American Association of
Endodontists, American Dental Association, American Association of Implant Dentistry,
Academy of Osseointegration, Illinois Association of Endodontists, Illinois Dental Society and
the Chicago Dental Society.