Patient Care

Graduate/Resident Clinics

The UNC School of Dentistry comprises a number of graduate clinics, where dental care is provided by practitioners who are enrolled in advanced education programs in dentistry. These residents are receiving additional training in general dentistry or in a recognized dental specialty. The UNC School of Dentistry is proud to have an academic program in every specialty recognized by the American Dental Association.

UNC School of Dentistry faculty members supervise treatment provided at each of these clinics. Below is an alphabetical list of the treatment specialties serviced by the school’s residents. Please note that to schedule appointments with these groups, each clinic has its own contact information.

Patients are encouraged to review the school’s policies on Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure and Infection Control.

 

Endodontics

Residents in this clinic provide a variety of services, including root canal therapy, apicoectomy, vital pulp therapy, nonvital bleaching, intentional replantation, as well as the management and prevention of dental trauma. Consulting and emergency treatment services are offered for endodontic problems that deal with the sequalla(e) of pulpal and periapical disease.

Phone: (919) 537-3993

 

General Dentistry (Advanced Education in General Dentistry Clinic)

Practitioners in this clinic provide comprehensive dental services to diagnose, treat and prevent diseases of the teeth and gums. Resident dentists complete a thorough examination, discuss available treatment options related to identified concerns, and develop treatment plans tailored to the needs and desires of the patient. A few of the treatments provided by dental residents include tooth-colored restorations (fillings), tooth whitening (bleaching), veneers, crowns, bridges, implants, partial dentures, full dentures and gum treatments. The AEGD clinic is not accepting new patients at this time.

Current patients: (919) 537-3832

 

Operative Dentistry

This clinic provides treatments in general dental care concentrating primarily in the practice of conservative restorative dentistry. Residents also provide treatments in conservative esthetic (cosmetic) dentistry, including procedures such as tooth-colored restorations (fillings), bleaching, porcelain veneers and other aspects of esthetic bonding.

New patients/referrals: (919) 537-3590
Current patients: (919) 537-3832

 

Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Group (Department of Diagnostic Sciences Clinic)

Residents provide treatments in the radiographic investigation of the oral (mouth) and maxillofacial region including sinuses, temporomandibular (jaw) joints and related structures, and the imaging of dental implant sites. Providers accomplish this through taking and interpreting of radiographs (x-rays), tomograms (special x-rays taken as cross-sections) or CT scans (computer assisted x-ray images), as well as offering consulting services and second opinions through interpretation of radiographs referred from other practitioners.

Phone: (919) 537-3561

 

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Practitioners in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Graduate Clinic provide a broad scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery treatments, including trauma, pathology (disease), craniofacial, reconstruction, surgery for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (nighttime breathing difficulties), maxillofacial cosmetic surgery, removal of impacted teeth and the placement of implants, treatment of pain involving the temporomandibular joint (the jaw joint) commonly known as TMJ, and facial pain.

Phone: (919) 537-3565

 

Orthodontics

Residents in the Orthodontic Graduate Clinic provide treatment to correct irregularities of the teeth and jaws to improve the functionality and appearance of the mouth. Comprehensive orthodontic services are available for children and adults, including surgical orthodontics.

Those interested in becoming a patient should review the clinic’s new patient information page for more information.

Phone: (919) 537-3942

 

Pediatric (Children’s) Dentistry

Program residents provide comprehensive dental care for children from infancy through adolescence. Treatments include:

  • Current preventive measures
  • Restoration of primary and young permanent teeth
  • Infant oral health
  • Management of traumatic injuries
  • Inhalation sedation (nitrous oxide)
  • Conscious sedation (oral medication)
  • Minor tooth movement appliances
  • Treatment for developmentally or mentally disabled patients
  • Treatment of medically compromised patients
  • Treatment under general anesthesia
  • Coverage for dental emergencies

Phone: (919) 537-3956

 

Periodontology

Practitioners in this clinic provide treatments that include the prevention and treatment of diseases of the gums and supporting tissues of the teeth, the treatment of cosmetic problems such as gum recession and overgrowth, and the surgical placement of dental implants.

Phone: (919) 537-3936

 

Prosthodontics

Residents in the Prosthodontics Graduate Clinic provide all types of treatment for the replacement of one or more missing teeth and edentulism (being toothless, or suffering from tooth loss). Comprehensive dental rehabilitation and contemporary esthetic treatment are offered. This includes treatment involving complete dentures and overdentures, removable partial dentures, dental implant restorations, fixed partial dentures (bridges) and crowns. Also provided when necessary is restoration of fractured or worn teeth using crowns, porcelain (ceramic) onlays/inlays and porcelain (ceramic veneers). Additionally, the clinic treats of some facial defects by providing replacements for missing noses, ears and other facial parts. Treatment is provided by faculty-supervised dentists enrolled in a full-time, ADA-accredited, advanced training program in graduate prosthodontics.

For more information, read the Graduate Prosthodontic Clinic Brochure.

Please note that, at this time, new patients are accepted through referral of private practice dentists and other departments within the UNC School of Dentistry.

Phone: (919) 537-3947