Prosthodontics

Prosthodontists are experts in the replacement of missing teeth. Whether from age or accident, treatments of missing teeth include fixed devices, such as dental crowns or bridges, or removable devices, such as dentures.

Crowns function as covers or caps on a damaged tooth, helping to strengthen and improve it’s appearance, shape and alignment. Crowns may also be placed on top of dental implants, to provide a tooth-like shape and structure.

Bridges may be recommended for patients who are missing more than one tooth. They span the space where teeth are missing, and are anchored to natural teeth or implants surrounding the missing teeth.

Although crowns and bridges can last many years, our prosthodontists will assist patients in providing education and maintenance to make sure they last.

Dentures are replacements for missing teeth than be taken out and put back into your mouth. Prosthodontists will help determine if partial or full dentures are the right fit for your needs.

Services Include

  • Complete dentures and overdentures
  • Precision attachment partial dentures
  • Implant restorations and crowns
  • Fixed partial dentures (bridges) and removable partial dentures
  • Appliances that help treat sleep apnea (nighttime breathing difficulty)
  • Analysis and treatment of bite problems
  • Maxillofacial appliances such as replacements for missing noses, ears and other facial parts

Meet Our Prosthodontists

Jean-Pierre Albouy

Jean-Pierre Albouy

Education

  • PhD, Sahlgrenska Akademy, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Master Certificate, Medical and Biological Sciences, Medical School, Montpellier, France
  • Certificate, Prosthodontics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
  • DDS, School of Dentistry, Montpellier, France
Wendy AuClair Clark

Wendy AuClair Clark

Education

  • DDS, Marquette University
  • MS, University of Alabama
Ibrahim Duqum

Ibrahim Duqum

Education

  • MS, Prosthodontics, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • Certificate, Prosthodontics, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • BDS, University of Jordan
Luis Rueda

Luis Rueda

Education

  • DDS, Javeriana University, Bogota, Colombia
  • MS, Dentistry and Dental Materials, Indiana University College of Dentistry.
  • Post-doctoral Certificate, Prosthodontics, Indiana University College of Dentistry.
Lisa Stoner

Lisa Stoner

Education

  • DDS, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • MS, Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Virginia

Meet the Residents

Riley Allen

Riley Allen

Education

  • DDS, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
Matilde Beraja

Matilda Beraja

Education

  • BA, Criminology, University of Miami
  • DDS, Touro College of Dental Medicine
Leela Breitman

Leela Breitman

Education

  • BA, Swarthmore College
  • DMD, Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Preston Browne

Preston Browne

Education

  • DDS, University of Southern California
  • BS, Loyola Marymount University
Max Smith III

Max Smith III

Education

  • DMD, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Marissa Gentle

Marissa Gentle

Education

  • DMD, Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
  • MS, Oral Health Science, Boston University
  • BS, Biochemistry & Molecular Cell Biology, Penn State University
Amber Pulikowski

Amber Pulikowski

Education

  • DMD, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
  • BS, Biomedical Sciences, University of New Hampshire
Dino Salvanera

Dino Salvanera

Education

  • DMD, East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine
  • BS, Cell/Molecular Biology (Minor in Chemistry), Appalachian State University
Robert Sutton

Robert Sutton

Education

  • BA, Biology, University of Arkansas
  • DDS, Texas A&M School of Dentistry (Baylor)
Connor Vaughan

Connor Vaughan

Education

  • DMD, University of Florida College of Dentistry
  • BA, Biology, University of Arkansas