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Prosthodontics


Residents


Graduate Prosthodontic Residents for 2014-2015 are (right bottom to top) Dr. Karona Tum, Dr. Nicole Luedin, Dr. Kimberly Schlam, Dr. Anthony Prudenti, (left bottom to top) Dr. Anthony Gragg, Dr. Bill Scruggs, Dr. Hugh Murphy, Dr. Mark Ludlow and Dr. Kevin Lim.

Graduate Prosthodontic Residents for 2014-2015 are (right bottom to top) Dr. Karona Tum, Dr. Nicole Luedin, Dr. Kimberly Schlam, Dr. Anthony Prudenti, (left bottom to top) Dr. Anthony Gragg, Dr. Bill Scruggs, Dr. Hugh Murphy, Dr. Mark Ludlow and Dr. Kevin Lim.


First Year


First year residents are Dr. Hugh Murphy, Dr. Kimberly Schlam, Dr. Kevin Lim and Dr. Anthony Prudenti.
First year residents are Dr. Hugh Murphy, Dr. Kimberly Schlam, Dr. Kevin Lim and Dr. Anthony Prudenti.

Kevin Lim, DMD
Dr. Kevin Lim was born in Manila, Philippines. He spent time between the Philippines and Vancouver, Canada before moving to the United States for college. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a B.S. in Biology in 2005. After some time away from academics, Kevin attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and graduated with a D.M.D. degree in 2012. He then spent two years at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA completing a General Practice Residency, which included a chief year. Outside of dentistry Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife Kimberly and his two twin girls, Kayley and Adeline.

Hugh Murphy, DDS
Dr. Hugh Murphy was raised in New York, NY and earned his BA in biology from Colby College in 2007. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California in 2014. Upon earning his degree, Dr. Murphy was awarded the American College of Prosthodontists Undergraduate Achievement Award, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists Pre-Doctoral Achievement Award, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy Senior Student Award in recognition for his outstanding academic and clinical performance. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Murphy is a professional artist and the creator/author of T-Rex Trying... published by Plume in 2013. His second book, T-Rex Trying and Trying... will be in stores in the fall of 2014. He also enjoys fly-fishing, painting, lacrosse, and spending time with his wife.

Kimberly Schlam, DDS
Dr. Kimberly (Kocak) Schlam was born and raised in Binghamton, New York. She received her Bachelor of Science degree with high distinction in Chemistry from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. During her time there she published research in anticancer therapeutics and studied abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark. Upon graduating, Kimberly moved home to New York where she gained experience in implant and sedation dentistry as a dental assistant at an extraordinary general dental practice, Lalor Creekside Dental. Here Kimberly initiated and organized a Free Dental Day which is now in its 6th year of servicing those in need. She then moved to Boston where she attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She received her DMD alongside her now husband, Dr. Mark Schlam, who is attending an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at Fort Bragg, NC. During dental school Kimberly and Mark pursued several volunteer and outreach programs including Tufts' first mission trip to San Felipe, Dominican Republic. They also collaborated through research on implants in conjunction with the periodontal department. Kimberly received several awards upon graduation including the American Academy of Prosthodontics achievement award, AAOMS Dental Implant Student Award, and the Northeastern Society of Periodontists Award. Her passions for dentistry are vast but include esthetics, implementation of digital dentistry, and learning to help patients look and feel their best.

Anthony Prudenti, DDS
Dr. Anthony Prudenti was born and raised on the East End of Long Island, NY. He obtained his bachelor's degree from the University at Albany, State University of New York. During college and continuing after graduation, Dr. Prudenti was a well-known and respected professional fishing boat captain, specializing in offshore big game fishing up and down the East Coast of the United States and in the Caribbean. He went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Stony Brook University, School of Dental Medicine, where he served as President of his class for all 4 years, was involved with local and remote outreach missions, and received awards for outstanding leadership and clinical achievements. Notable among these accolades is the "Hanau Best of the Best Award for Excellence in Prosthodontics". It was during this time at Stony Brook that he became interested in the esthetic restoration of damaged and missing teeth, as well as implant dentistry.

While in dental school, Dr. Prudenti was never far from his passion for fishing. He found time to participate in, and was the main focus of, a reality-based television show, Fighting Tuna, which airs on Discovery Channel and Animal Planet. When he is not searching the ocean, pursuing other outdoor adventures, or focusing on advanced clinical dentistry, Anthony can be found enjoying time with family and friends.

Dr. Prudenti moved to North Carolina in 2014 to pursue excellence in dental reconstruction and rehabilitation at UNC. His interests are focused on advanced clinical dentistry with the comprehensive understanding on how to best manage patients with challenging dental needs. Dr. Prudenti is a current member of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) and the American Dental Association (ADA).


Second Year


Second year residents are Dr. Anthony Gragg and Dr. Karona Tum.
Second year residents are Dr. Anthony Gragg and Dr. Karona Tum.

Anthony Gragg, DMD
Dr. Anthony Gragg was born and raised in Burlington VT. He graduated from the University at Albany with a B.S. and Biology in 2008 and then received his D.M.D. in 2013 from Temple Dental School in Philadelphia, PA. Outside of residency, Anthony plays soccer, skies, enjoys hiking, camping and spending time with his wife Heather and his English bulldog Norman.

Karona Tum, DDS
Dr. Karona Tum was born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and grew up in Los Angeles, California. She received her Bachelor Degree in Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics from the University of California, Los Angeles. Upon completing college, Dr. Tum pursued a full time research position. Her project with the UCLA Department of Public Health, culminated in a poster presentation at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual conference. From 2009-2013, Dr. Tum pursued her Doctoral of Dental Surgery degree at UCLA School of Dentistry, where she was awarded scholarship from UCLA and the American College of Prosthodontists in recognition for her outstanding undergraduate achievement. Dr. Tum furthers her dental education by accepting a post-doctoral residency at UNC, Chapel Hill.


Third Year


Third year residents are Dr. Bill Scruggs, Dr. Nicole Luedin and Dr. Mark Ludlow.
Third year residents are Dr. Bill Scruggs, Dr. Nicole Luedin and Dr. Mark Ludlow.

Mark Ludlow, DDS
Dr. Mark Ludlow was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Utah in Medical Biology and attended the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. During his time in dental school, Mark earned various research, academic, and clinical proficiency awards and graduated with a D.M.D degree in 2006. After graduating, he went into private practice full time in the Salt Lake City area. Dr. Ludlow has been a clinical mentor and instructor for various dental continuing education programs and has been instrumental in the development and testing of numerous dental products and equipment. Outside of dentistry, he enjoys spending time with his family, mountain biking, snowboarding, and photography.

Nicole Luedin, DMD
Dr. Luedin is originally from Zurich, Switzerland. She graduated in August, 2011 from the Dental School of the University of Zurich. After graduation she wrote her doctoral thesis at the Department of Oral Biology at the Division of Oral Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Zurich and received her DMD degree in January, 2012. She is a second generation dentist and since she was fourteen, she worked at her father's office during her free-time. She is currently a member of the American College of Prosthodontics and the Swiss Dental Association.

Bill Scruggs, DDS
Bill is a native North Carolinian and was born in Chapel Hill, NC. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with his B.S. in Biology. Upon receiving his bachelor's degree, Bill attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS). Bill went on to complete a 1-year postgraduate residency in advanced general dentistry at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Fayetteville, NC. Following 1 year in private practice here in Chapel Hill, Bill has returned to the Dental School to complete his Masters in Prosthodontics.