Geriatric/Special-Needs Dentistry

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.

In addition, the Henson Geriatric and Special Care Clinic delivers general dental services in the care of these patients as a part of Carolina Dentistry and provides education for oral health personnel in the management and treatment of elderly and/or medically, physically or developmentally compromised patients.

Appointments are accepted on a referral basis. For more information, call (919) 537-3866.

Meet Our Specialists

Christine Downey

Christine Downey

Education

  • BS, Biology
  • MS, Microbiology and Immunology
  • DDS, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
Lauren Patton

Lauren Patton

Education

  • Certificate, Oral Medicine/Research, National Institute of Dental Research
  • Certificate, GPR, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • DDS, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • AB, Biology/Psychology, Dartmouth College
Allen Samuelson

Allen Samuelson

Education

  • Certificate, GPR, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • DDS, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • BA, Chemistry, NC State University
Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque

Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque

Education

  • PhD, Microbiology and Immunology, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • Certificate, GPR, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • DDS, State University of New York