About Our School

Department of Operative Dentistry


Department Manager
Shannon Tate

Phone: (919) 537-3442

Email: shannon_tate@dentistry.unc.edu

Location: 436 Brauer Hall

Department of Operative Dentistry
UNC School of Dentistry
Campus Box #7450
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599-7450


Department Chair: Dr. André Ritter

Welcome to the Department of Operative Dentistry.

The department has a broad range of activities that involve the four primary missions of the UNC School of Dentistry – teaching, scholarship, service and patient care.

Faculty members in the Department of Operative Dentistry are all involved in didactic, preclinical, clinical and extramural teaching programs. The faculty have received numerous teaching awards. The department has published six editions of Sturdevant’s Art and Science of Operative Dentistry, which traditionally has been the world’s top-selling dental textbook.

Numerous scholarly activities are always ongoing. Foremost in that scholarship, faculty participate in research involving a variety of clinical, dental materials and health services topics.

In the area of service, the department and its individual members offer numerous continuing education courses locally, nationally and internationally.

Numerous activities involve patient care activities. The undergraduate and graduate programs provide the full spectrum of operative dentistry and esthetic dentistry procedures. New procedures and products are evaluated in clinical research with patients. The clinical faculty also are active participants in the UNC Dental Faculty Practice.