About Our School

Department of Orthodontics


Administrative Support Associate
JC Underwood

Phone: (919) 537-3942

Email: underwoj@dentistry.unc.edu

Location: 269 Brauer Hall

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

Chair, Department of Orthodontics

Department Chair: Dr. Lorne Koroluk

Thank you for your interest in the department of Orthodontics at the University of North Carolina. The nine full-time faculty members of the department join me in welcoming you to our web page. We are proud of the many teaching, research and patient care programs that we conduct at both graduate and predoctoral level. We hope that our web page will give you a flavor of the many projects and programs that are currently being carried on by faculty staff residents and students, and that we will be able to portray a sense of the departments activities. However, if you have specific questions, please don’t hesitate to call or email us here.

-Dr. Lorne Koroluk, department chair


To maintain the Department of Orthodontics as a world leader in academic orthodontics through excellence in our teaching, research, service/engagement and patient care programs.

Master Program Mission

The mission of the department’s advanced education program is to prepare residents for community-based or academic practice who demonstrate excellence in their practice and leadership in their profession and community

Goals of the Orthodontics Master of Science Program

To realize our vision and mission, we have established specific program goals in the areas of education, research, patient care and service/engagement.

Education: to provide an evidence-based foundation of behavioral, biologic, biomaterial, biomechanical and management principles to prepare residents for their professional future. Visit the Orthodontics Master of Science Program home for more information.

Research: to teach residents sound methodological principles in research and scholarly endeavor and to instill the necessity of implementing evidence-based decision making into their professional careers.

Patient Care: to prepare residents to deliver high quality, innovative, efficient, compassionate, and ethical care.

Service/Engagement:  to encourage residents to serve diverse populations of patients, their communities, and the profession, and to advance the specialty of orthodontics by participating in teaching activities throughout their careers.