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The UNC Adams School of Dentistry

We are transforming dentistry for better health. Since 1950, the UNC Adams School of Dentistry has been a leader, and we strive to be the global model for oral health education, in care and discovery. Together, we passionately serve our people, our community and our field.

A dental student works in a lab.

North Carolina’s first school of dentistry

The Adams School of Dentistry provides integrated and interprofessional educational experiences for our students and residents with unparalleled comprehensive oral health care for our patients.

Our school has a rich tradition of excellence in patient care, research, service and education. In addition, we have dedicated and hardworking staff, forward-thinking faculty, a diverse learning environment, top-notch students and residents, and an amazing network of devoted and influential alumni that make this dental school second to none.

Facts & Figures

  • $3.6millionin-kind service by students and residents annually
  • 94,364+patient visits annually
  • 1stdental school in North Carolina
  • 1,065applications for 82 DDS spots
  • 9international service trips
  • 16education programs offered
  • 6,200+living school alumni
  • Alumniin 96 NC counties, 50 US states, 12 countries
  • 11thnationally in NIH/NIDCR funding

Around Campus

  • Flags of various military branches being held by ROTC Cadets.

    Supporting those who serve

    Bank of America has given $250,000 to Carolina to create the Bank of America Military Families Scholarship Endowment Fund. The fund will provide scholarship support for military families through the University’s Red, White and Carolina Blue Challenge.

  • Bell Tower on UNC-Chapel Hill campus.

    Message from Chancellor Guskiewicz on a settlement agreement with the Department of Education

    UNC-Chapel Hill has reached a settlement with the Department of Education after it found serious deficiencies in the University's crime and safety reporting between 2009-2017. The University has made improvements and changes since the review began, but the shortcomings do not meet Carolina's standards for excellence.

  • A satellite view of a hurricane forming in the Atlantic Ocean.

    An active storm season

    June 1 marked the start of the 2020 hurricane season — and it’s slated to be an active one. Carolina researcher Rick Luettich talks about this year’s above-average hurricane forecast, the impact these storms have on inland populations and how COVID-19 may affect vulnerable communities.