School of Dentistry

We are transforming dentistry for better health. Since 1950, the 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.

Student working in a dental clinic setting.

North Carolina’s first school of dentistry

The 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
  • 19education programs offered
  • 6,200+living school alumni
  • Alumniin 96 NC counties, 50 US states, 12 countries
  • 4thnationally in NIH/NIDCR funding