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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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.

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Honoring Commitments

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


Teledentistry to the Rescue

New access to virtual dental services

Student Support

‘I always have a home at Carolina’

The Carolina Student Impact Fund is helping UNC-Chapel Hill students, like Michaela Barnette, a dental hygiene and anthropology double major who needed to relocate during the COVID-19 pandemic.