UNC Adams
School of Dentistry

The UNC Claude A. Adams, Jr. and Grace Phillips Adams School of Dentistry is an internationally recognized leader in oral health education, patient care and medical research. Since 1950, we’ve been providing the highest caliber of education and clinical care to North Carolina and the world.

We take pride in preparing the next generation of dental professionals, and ultimately ensuring the people of North Carolina receive quality care. We offer opportunities for students to explore all aspects of oral health and our graduates go on to become exceptional leaders in all areas of the field.

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Dr. Tung Nguyen poses in a lab at the UNC Adams School of Dentistry.
Faculty Support

Advancing a profession

Dr. Tung Nguyen reflects on his teaching and research at the UNC Adams School of Dentistry.


Compassionate Contributions to the Community

UNC Adams community recognized with public service awards+

Angela and Richard Workman and Interim Dean Ed Swift post at the UNC Adams School

Reinventing modern dental education

A $5 million gift to the UNC Adams School of Dentistry integrates career preparation and leadership training in the school’s new curriculum.

Dentist holding tools close to elderly female patient's teeth

Dental Care And Strokes

A new strategy for helping prevent subsequent strokes

A dentist and a patient at a dental office at MAHEC.

New partnership ‘a huge public service’

UNC Adams School of Dentistry and MAHEC are aligning education and public service to bring oral health care to rural populations.

American flag with the Carolina bell tower in the background.

Honoring Commitments

“Being a part of this institution has given me that sense of fulfillment I've missed …”