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A prosthodontist is a dentist who specializes in restoring natural teeth and creating and placing natural-looking substitute or prosthetic teeth. Prosthodontics is one of only nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. A prosthodontist’s professional education includes several years of additional training after dental school in an accredited advanced dental education program.
Thanks to the significant advances in dentistry over the last 20 years, prosthodontists are able to offer their patients a wide range of professional services.
These services include:
For more information about the specialty of prosthodontics contact the American College of Prosthodontists .
The Department of Prosthodontics offers several opportunities for patient care:.
Undergraduate Student Clinics
Students in the DDS program treat patients during their third and fourth years. For a screening appointment in the undergraduate student clinics, call (919) 537-3737.
Graduate Prosthodontics Clinic
Residents in the Graduate Prosthodontics Program are dentists who are receiving training in the specialty of prosthodontics. These residents treat patients requiring advanced techniques and materials, and those with implant and special care needs during their three-year curriculum.
For more information call the Graduate Prosthodontics Clinic at (919) 537-3947.
Please note: At the present time, we are only accepting patients who are referred by their private dentist or from other clinics within the UNC School of Dentistry. There is a considerable waiting list for services in this clinic.
Dental Faculty Practice
We would like to give special thanks to all those who aid in making our faculty practice a success. Faculty from the Department of Prosthodontics provides specialized patient are in the Dental Faculty Practice. We provide services that include complete dentures and overdentures, removable partial dentures, precision attachment partial dentures, implant restorations, crowns, and fixed partial dentures. Faculty also provides analysis and treatment of problems in biting and appliances for sleep apnea. Several different faculties provide maxillofacial appliances such as replacements for missing craniofacial structures for head and neck cancer patients. We appreciate all the external and internal referrals.
Appointments are readily available and we can be reached at (919) 537-3939.
|Faculty Member, Title||Phone Number|
|Sun-Yung Bak, Clinical Associate Professor||(919) 537-3322|
|Ryan Cook, Clinical Associate Professor/Director of Graduate Prosthodontics Program||(919) 537-3959|
|Ingeborg De Kok, Associate Professor||(919) 537-3963|
|Ibrahim Duqum, Clinical Associate Professor||(919) 537-3964|
|Gregory Essick, Professor||(919) 537-3287|
|Matt Hopfensperger, Clinical Assistant Professor||(919) 537-3967|
|Glenn Minsley, Interim Department Chair||(919) 537-3970|
|Lida Swann, Clinical Assistant Professor||(919) 537-3969|
|Carolina Vera-Resendiz, Clinical Assistant Professor|
|Alex Yarborough, Clinical Assistant Professor||(919) 537-3972|
|Thomas Ziemiecki, Associate Professor||(919) 537-3976|