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What is a Prosthodontist?

A prosthodontist is a dentist who specializes in restoring natural teeth and creating and placing natural-looking substitute or prosthetic teeth. Prosthodontics is one of only eight dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. A prosthodontist's professional education includes several years of additional training after dental school in an accredited advanced dental education program.

Thanks to the significant advances in dentistry over the last twenty years, prosthodontists are able to offer their patients a wide range of professional services.

These services include:

For more information about the specialty of Prosthodontics contact:

The Department of Prosthodontics offers several opportunities for patient care:
Undergraduate Student Clinics

Students in the DDS program treat patients during their Junior and Senior years. For a screening appointment in the Undergraduate Student Clinics call (919) 966-2805.

Graduate Prosthodontics Clinic

Residents in the Graduate Program in Prosthodontics are dentists who are receiving training in the specialty of Prosthodontics. These residents treat patients requiring advanced techniques and materials, and those with implant and special care needs during their three year curriculum.

For more information call the Graduate Prosthodontics Clinic at (919) 537-3947.

***At the present time, we are only accepting patients who are referred by their private dentist or from other clinics within the dental school. There is a considerable waiting list for services in this clinic.

Dental Faculty Practice

Faculty from the Department of Prosthodontics provide specialized patient care in the Dental Faculty Practice Clinic. For more information or to make a new patient appointment call the DFP Clinic at (919) 537-3939 or (800) 832-9244.

Research Studies

Currently the Department of Prosthodontics is conducting a 5 year clinical trial on overdentures retained by two Astra Tech dental implants, and a 3 year clinical trial on immediately loaded Astra Tech ST implants.

For more information on the Astra Tech Clinical Trial, call the Astra Tech Study Coordinator at (919) 966-7796.

No additional patient participants needed for the Astra research studies at this time, thank you.