About Our School

Department of Prosthodontics


Department Manager
Misty Caffey

Phone: (919) 537-3958

Email: mcaffey@email.unc.edu

Location: 332 Brauer Hall

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

The UNC Department of Prosthodontics welcomes you to our homepage. We invite you to watch the following video about our department, and also read more about us below.

The primary role of the Department of Prosthodontics is the training of pre-doctoral and graduate students to restore and replace damaged and missing teeth. The following outline will provide our vision of how we will move this department forward and build this department for the future:

  1. The existing core of faculty is very strong and faculty development is critical to the career development of the existing junior faculty. Scholarly activity and/or board certification will be emphasized for each faculty member.
  2. We must continue to recruit the most highly trained faculty to meet our educational, research, patient care and service missions.
  3. The inclusion of the latest technology and teaching methodology into our DDS programs and graduate programs is important for one of the leading dental schools in the U.S.
  4. A strong mentoring program in prosthodontics for our DDS and pre-dental students is critical.
  5. Dental students’ educational experience in prosthodontics in the didactic and clinical sciences should be positive and effective.
  6. The department will provide more research opportunities for DDS students.
  7. Our vision for the future is that our strong graduate prosthodontics program will be an integral part of the department. This model is similar to residencies in medicine being important to the education of medical students.
  8. Our vision includes a strategic plan for the future of maxillofacial prosthetics (MFP) at UNC and UNC Hospital. The MFP program or service is important to our overall department missions due to the long history of collaboration between medicine and dentistry.
  9. The department will continue to support the sleep medicine efforts between dentistry and other specialty areas and centers, since this belongs in prosthodontics. The sleep dentistry program also helps promote our mission of scholarly activity, patient care, service and education.
  10. Our department will strive to operate day to day in a strong collegial manner. Highly professional demeanor is expected from all faculty, staff and students.

One of our key goals is to make prosthodontics at UNC a leader in digital dentistry. Please visit Our Education Programs to learn more about our research and course information on digital dentistry and other programs.

On January 13, 2014, the UNC Prosthodontics Study Club was founded. Dental students interested in specializing in prosthodontics will have the opportunity to learn about the latest topics in prosthodontics, attend guest lectures, participate in our specialty organization (ACP), engage in research in prosthodontics, and better understand the specialty of prosthodontics. I encourage you to explore the different areas of our web page to become involved and keep up to date on events, research and our education programs.

Best Regards,

Robert F. Wright, DDS, FACP
Chair, Department of Prosthodontics