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Dental faculty and students provide the highest quality of care at the School of Dentistry's state-of-the-art clinical facilities with more than 95,000 patient visits per year.

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Patient Care at the University of North Carolina

Caring for your oral health is vital to maintaining your overall health. Fortunately, the UNC School of Dentistry's many general and specialty clinics can provide all of your dental care needs--from simple cleanings to state-of-the-art repair or replacement of damaged teeth and supporting structures. All our patients have a choice of having their care provided by a student dentist, a resident dentist or one of our faculty members.

Learn More About Our Clinics

Predoctoral Student Clinics

Care is delivered by students who are enrolled in the doctorate in dental surgery program (D.D.S.) and allied dental education programs (dental hygiene students and dental assisting). Dental services are provided in all areas of dental care including fillings, crowns and bridges, complete and partial dentures, implants, gum treatment, root canals, and extractions. Preventive care is also provided. Treatment is provided to both adults and children.

For more information on receiving care from our Student Clinics, please see the Student Clinics website for more information.

Dental Faculty Practice

Care is delivered by faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) School of Dentistry. The Dental Faculty Practice practitioners provide general and specialty dental and maxillofacial treatment in a unique clinical setting.

For more information on receiving care from our Dental Faculty Practice, please see the Dental Faculty Practice website for more information.

Pediatric Dentistry

The Pediatric Dentistry Clinic at UNC provides comprehensive dental care for children from infancy through adolescence. Care is provided by dental students with the supervision of dentists and residents experienced in pediatric dental care.

More information can be found on the Specialty Clinics page.


The UNC School of Dentistry's Orthodontic clinic is committed to providing the highest quality orthodontic treatment for children and adults. Services are provided for correction of relatively minor to the most severe orthodontic problems.

More information can be found on the Specialty Clinics page.

UNC Craniofacial Center

The University of North Carolina Craniofacial Center consists of an interdisciplinary team of professionals dedicated to the care of the patient and family with cleft lip, cleft palate, and other craniofacial anomalies.

More information can be found on the UNC Craniofacial Center page.

Orofacial Pain Clinic

Orofacial pain is a branch of dentistry concerned with preventing, evaluating, diagnosing, treating and rehabilitating pain disorders involving the mouth and face. The Orofacial Pain Clinic at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry uses leading-edge health-care delivery to relieve pain and suffering.

Pain conditions managed by the Orofacial Pain Clinic include temporo-mandibular disorders (TMD); cervical musculoskeletal pain; neurovascular pain; neuralgias and neuropathic pain; sleep disorders related to orofacial pain; orofacial dystonias; and intraoral, intracranial, extracranial and systemic disorders that cause orofacial pain.

More information can be found on the Orofacial Pain Clinic page.

Graduate Specialty Clinics

The UNC School of Dentistry also provides specialty care in Advanced Education in General Dentistry, Endodontics, Operative Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Periodontology, and Prosthodontics.

More information can be found on the Specialty Clinics page.

Looking to be a Study Participant?

General and Oral Health (GO Health) Center

The GO Health Center conducts a variety of clinical research; current research seeks to understand the connection between gum disease and other diseases of the body such as heart disease, kidney disease and diabetes. GO Health patients play a crucial role in studies and the advancement of oral health knowledge. General dental services are also available to study participants at reduced fees as compensation for participation.

For more information on becoming a study partipant at the General and Oral Health (GO Health) Center, please see the GO Health Center website for more information.

Other On-Going Studies Looking for Participants

For more information on becoming a study partipant in any of the on-going studies looking for participants, please see the Clinical Studies website for more information.