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Graduate Student Clinics


Dental care is provided by practitioners who are seeking advanced education as general dentists or are becoming specialists. The School of Dentistry has an academic program for every specialty recognized by the American Dental Association. School of Dentistry faculty members supervise the progress of treatment provided within these clinics.



Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD)


Provides comprehensive dental services to diagnose, treat and prevent diseases of the teeth and gums. Resident dentists complete a thorough examination, discuss available treatment options related to identified concerns and develop treatment plans tailored to the needs and desires of the patient. A few of the treatment services provided by dental resident dentists include: tooth-colored restorations (fillings), tooth whitening (bleaching), veneers, crowns, bridges, implants, partial dentures, full dentures, and gum treatments.

Contact: Advanced Education in General Dentistry (919-537-3832)



Endodontics


Provides a variety of services that deal with the sequalla(e) of pulpal and periapical disease. These include root canal therapy, apicoectomy, vital pulp therapy, nonvital bleaching, intentional replantation, as well as the management and prevention of dental trauma. Consulting and emergency services are offered for endodontic problems.

Contact: Louise Collins (919-537-3993)



Operative Dentistry


Provides services in general dental care concentrating primarily in the practice of conservative restorative dentistry. Graduate students also provide services in conservative esthetic (cosmetic) dentistry, including procedures such as tooth-colored restorations (fillings), bleaching, porcelain veneers and other aspects of esthetic bonding.

Contact: Dayna McNaught (919-537-3573)



Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery


Provides a broad scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery services including: trauma, pathology (disease), craniofacial, reconstruction, surgery for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (nighttime breathing difficulties), maxillofacial cosmetic surgery, dentoalveolar surgery including removal of impacted teeth and the placement of implants, treatment of pain involving the temporomandibular joint (the jaw joint) commonly known as TMJ, and facial pain.

Contact: (919-537-3565)



Orthodontics


Provides treatment to correct irregularities of the teeth and jaws and to improve the facial appearance. Comprehensive orthodontic services are available for children and adults, including surgical orthodontics.

Contact: (919-537-3942)

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Pediatric (Children's) Dentistry


Provides comprehensive dental care for children from infancy through adolescence. Services include:

Contact: Pediatric (Children's) Dentistry at 919-537-3956

Our Patient Representative can also assist parents in their efforts to locate dental care for their child in the family's local community.



Periodontology


Provides services that include the prevention and treatment of diseases of the gums and supporting tissues of the teeth; includes treatment of cosmetic problems such as gum recession and overgrowth; surgical placement of dental implants.

Contact: Elizabeth M. Fanning (919-537-3936)

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Prosthodontics


Provides all types of services for replacement of one or more missing teeth and edentulism. Comprehensive dental rehabilitation and contemporary esthetic treatment is offered. This includes treatment involving complete dentures and overdentures, removable partial dentures, dental implant restorations, fixed partial dentures (bridges) and crowns. Also provides restoration of fractured or worn teeth using crowns, porcelain (ceramic) onlays/inlays and porcelain (ceramic veneers). One additional focus is the treatment of maxillofacial defects by providing replacements for missing noses, ears and other facial parts. Treatment is provided by faculty-supervised dentists enrolled in a full-time, ADA-accredited, advanced training program in Graduate Prosthodontics.

Contact: Graduate Prosthodontics Clinic at 919-537-3947.

*New patients are accepted through referral of private practice dentists and other departments within the School of Dentistry only.



Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology Group


(affiliated with the Department of Diagnostic Sciences and General Dentistry)

Provides services in the radiographic investigation of the oral (mouth) and maxillofacial region including: sinuses, temporomandibular (jaw) joints, and related structures and the imaging of dental implant sites. Faculty accomplish this through the making and interpreting of radiographs (x-rays), tomograms (special x-rays taken as cross-sections) or CT scans (computer assisted x-ray images), offering consulting services and second opinions through interpretation of radiographs referred from other practitioners.

Contact: Madge Webster (919-537-3561)