The Department of Operative Dentistry has been in existence since the formation of the School of Dentistry in 1950. To accomplish all of its missions, it is critical for the Department to continually obtain funding from endowments, gifts, NIH research grants, and corporate research grants, in addition to the annual North Carolina State Budget.
The Department is continually involved in charitable giving efforts that include contributions from the faculty, students and parents, alumni, corporate partners, and special friends. The following are opportunities for charitable giving:
Dental Foundation of North Carolina --
- Department of Operative Dentistry Fund
- Clifford M. Sturdevant Clinical Research Endowment
- Karl F. Leinfelder Biomaterials Research Endowment
More information can be obtained by contacting Dr. Ed Swift , Chair of Operative Dentistry (919-966-2770), or Mr. Paul Gardner, Associate Dean of Advancement (919-966-6984), or Ms. Tami Hansbrough, Associate Director (919-966-4563), of the Dental Foundation of North Carolina.