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Dr. Allen Samuelson

Dr. Allen Samuelson (More Detail)

Dr. Samuelson is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Dental Ecology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. He is director of the Special Care / Geriatric Clinic and also attends at UNC Hospitals. He earned his bachelor's from North Carolina State University in 1986 and his D.D.S. from the UNC School of Dentistry in 1992. He then completed a two-year general practice residency at UNC Hospitals in 1994 and a one-year internship in oral and maxillofacial surgery in 1995. He received his full-time appointment at the UNC School of Dentistry in October 1996.

At the school, Dr. Samuelson directs all didactic and clinical geriatric dental courses at the school. He also teaches in both the GPR and AEGD programs and performs about 50 operating room cases per year at UNC Hospitals.

Dr. Samuelson is a fellow Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Hospital Dentistry, and holds memberships in the North Carolina Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry and the ADA. He is a diplomate in Special Care Dentistry.