Operative Dentistry

Operative dentists provide general dental care with a focus on conservative restorative dentistry.

Operative dentistry, also called aesthetic dentistry, is primarily concerned with the treatment of diseases and/or defects of the teeth which do not require full restorations.

Treatments aim to restore proper tooth form, function and appearance, while maintaining tooth integrity.

Services Include

  • Aesthetic (cosmetic) dentistry (whitening, crowns, veneers, implants, etc.)
  • Tooth-colored restorations and tooth whitening (bleaching)
  • Porcelain veneers (material placed over the tooth to recreate its natural look)
  • Other aspects of aesthetic bonding

Meet Our Operative Dentists

Sumi Ahmed

Sumi Ahmed

Education

  • BDS, Rajiv Gandhi Univeristy of Health Sciences, India
  • Certificate, Dental Hygiene, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • MS, Operative Dentistry, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
Gustavo Oliveira

Gustavo Oliveira

Education

  • DDS, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, 2006
  • MS, Master of Science in Operative Dentistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009
  • Certificate in Operative Dentistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009
Mauro Nunes

Mauro Nunes

Education

  • DDS, University of Santa Maria, Brazil
  • MS, Dental Materials, University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • MS, Operative Dentistry UNC Adams School of Dentistry
Luís Henrique Schlichting

Luís Henrique Schlichting

Education

  • DDS, Federal University of Santa Catarina
  • MS, Operative Dentistry, Federal University of Santa Catarina
  • PhD, Operative Dentistry, Federal University of Santa Catarina
Taiseer Sulaiman

Taiseer Sulaiman

Education

  • BDS, University of Mosul
  • Certificate, Operative Dentistry, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • PhD, Biomaterial Sciences, University of Turku, Finland
Rick Walter

Rick Walter

Education

  • MS, Operative Dentistry, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • DDS, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Bert Vasconcellos

Bert Vasconcellos

Education

  • DDS, Rio de Janeiro University, Brazil
  • MS, Prosthodontics, University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • PhD, Operative Dentistry, University of São Paulo, Brazil