About Our School

Supporting Our Mission

The Department of Dental Ecology has been in existence since the formation of the School of Dentistry. To accomplish all of its missions, it is critical that the department continue to obtain funding from endowments, gifts, federal research grants and corporate research grants in addition to the annual North Carolina State Budget.

The department is continually involved in charitable giving efforts that include contributions from the faculty, students and parents, alumni, corporate partners, and friends of the department. We are grateful to all those who contribute to ensure the continued success of our department and its mission.

The Dental Foundation of North Carolina maintains the department-specific giving funds. The following are opportunities for charitable giving specific to the Department of Dental Ecology.

  • Department of Dental Ecology Fund (93525)
  • Craniofacial Center Fund (93556)
  • Dental Hygiene Fund (93630)
  • DHED Graduate Program Fund (93529)
  • General Practice Residency Program Fund (93711)
  • Dental Ecology Extramural Rotation Fund (93591)
  • Dental Assisting Fund (93604)

To donate online to these or any School of Dentistry fund, click here. To discuss your giving options or for more information about charitable giving, contact Dr. Lauren Patton (lauren_patton@unc.edu , (919) 537-3582), Mr. Paul Gardner (paul_gardner@unc.edu, (919) 537-3258) or Ms. Sarah Huppert (sarah_huppert@unc.edu, (919) 537-3259).