Gum Disease (Periodontics)

Periodontology is dental care that focuses on the prevention and treatment of gum disease, as well as the management of gum and tissue inflammation resulting from existing dental conditions.

Depending on the individual needs of the patient, treatment options include non-surgical and surgical options, such as deep cleaning, or replacement of missing teeth by scaling and root planning for dental implants.


Contact Us

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (Closed for lunch 12 p.m.-1 p.m.)
Front Desk Phone: (919) 537-3936
Patient Care Coordinator: Avie (Jackie) Smith, RDH, MS
Email: carolinadentistryperiodontics@unc.edu

Services Include

  • Surgical therapy (gingivectomy/frenectomy)
  • Laser therapy
  • Extractions/site preservation
  • Implants
  • Soft tissue grafting
  • Guided bone regeneration
  • Crown lengthening
  • Canine exposure

Meet Our Periodontists

Julie Marchesan

Julie Marchesan

Education

  • DDS, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • PhD, Oral Health, University of Michigan
Patricia Miguez

Patricia Miguez

Education

  • PhD, Oral Biology and Periodontology, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • MS, Operative Dentistry, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • Certificate, Periodontology, Federal University of Santa Catarina
  • DDS, Dentistry, Federal University of Santa Catarina
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology
Antonio Moretti

Antonio Moretti

Education

  • MS, Dental Science, University of Rochester
  • Certificate, Periodontology, University of Rochester/Eastman Dental Center
  • DDS, Faculdade de Odontologia de Santo Amaro
Cristiano Susin

Cristiano Susin

Education

  • PhD, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
  • MS, Lutheran University of Brazil
  • DDS, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Meet Our Residents

Natalia Acosta

Natalia Acosta-Farhadi

Education

  • DDS, University of California - San Francisco
  • MS, Health Education & Behavior, University of Florida
  • BS, Microbiology & Cell Sciences, University of Florida
Akshay Chhana

Akshay Chhana

Education

  • BA, Biology and Medical Humanities, Baylor University
  • DDS, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
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Chandler Conner

Education

  • DMD, East Carolina School of Dental Medicine
  • BS, NC State
Corey Lopes

Corey Lopes

Koby Martin

Koby Martin

Education

  • BS, Biology, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • DDS, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
Jaclyn Smollett

Jaclyn Smollett

Education

  • DMD, East Carolina School of Dental Medicine
  • BS in Biology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • AAS in Dental Hygiene, Central Piedmont Community College
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Shadoe Stewart

Education

  • DDS, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • MS, NC State University
  • BS, UNC-Chapel Hill
Jesse Woon

Jesse Woon

Education

  • BS, Biology, University of Richmond
  • DMD, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
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Kameron Wilding

Education

  • DDS, UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry
  • BS, BYU