What is Carolina Dentistry?
Carolina Dentistry is the home of all the clinics at the UNC Adams School of Dentistry, including the Dental Faculty Practice (DFP). It is where our students learn and our faculty provide care.
With all dental specialties under one roof, Carolina Dentistry can provide all the care you need – from cleanings to complex surgery.
Carolina Dentistry can be your dental home for life.
Who provides dental care at Carolina Dentistry?
There are three provider levels for patients at Carolina Dentistry.
Predoctoral Students/Dental Hygiene Students: predoctoral students who are earning their Doctor of Dental Surgery, or DDS, degree. Dental hygiene students are earning their Bachelor of Science or a certificate degree in dental hygiene. Both predoctoral and dental hygiene students are supervised by faculty.
Graduate Students/Residents: students who have earned their DDS degree but are completing additional training in a specialty. For example, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, oral surgery, etc.
Faculty: fully licensed dentists who also teach our predoctoral or graduate students.
What makes Carolina Dentistry different?
Carolina Dentistry is first in care, for the people. As the first dental school in the state, community dentists rely on the experts and innovative technology at Carolina Dentistry to help bridge the gap for people across North Carolina.
Whether your oral health needs include pediatric dentistry, braces, dentures or complex care, Carolina Dentistry has the expertise you need, all in one place. No need to dash around to six different offices for your care.
General dentists and dental hygienistsprovide comprehensive care, including cleanings, check ups and more.
General and Preventive Care
Experience has shown that these complex issues can best be managed by an interdisciplinary team of specialists who work together to create and update the patient’s health care plan.
Whether teeth are lost to an accident, disease or have been missing since birth dental implants can be the next best thing to natural teeth.
The Dental Sleep Medicine Clinic offers individualized oral appliance therapy for the management of sleep-disordered breathing in adults and adolescents.
Dental Sleep Medicine
The Henson Geriatric and Special Care Clinic’s provides specialized treatment for patients who with closed head injury, epilepsy, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, and more.
Geriatric/Special Needs Dentistry
Operative dentists provides general dental care with a focus on conservative esthetic procedures
Operative (Aesthetic) Dentistry
These specialists study and research the causes, processes and effects oral disease.
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
These specialists are up-to-date on the best technology to examine oral diseases.
Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
These specialists are experts in the bone, skin and muscle of the face, mouth and jaw.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral health care of medically complex patients and diagnosis and treatment of medically-related disorders that affect the mouth.
Orofacial pain specialists assess, diagnose and treat patients with complex, chronic pain in the mouth, jaws and face.
Orofacial Pain + TMJ Disorders
Prosthodontists repair and replace damaged and missing teeth using bridges, crowns and dentures.