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Operative Dentistry


Dr. André Ritter, Interim Operative Dentistry Department ChairWelcome 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, patient care, and service. 

Our faculty are all involved in didactic, preclinical, clinical, and extramural teaching programs.  The faculty  have received numerous teaching awards. The department has published five 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.


Department Manager: Ms. Shannon Tate
Telephone: 919-537-3440
Office: 436 Brauer Hall
Address: School of Dentistry
UNC Chapel Hill
Operative Dentistry
CB #7450
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7450