- Global Impact
Providing Service to Our StateOur alumni live and work in 96 of North Carolina’s 100 counties. Nearly 80 percent of graduates stay in-state to practice. Our dedication is clear. Whether in local communities or around the world, we aim to bring oral health care to those who need it most, and in turn expose our students to the diversity of patient care. To continue this commitment, we seek funding for our outreach programs, such as student service groups, community rotations, free clinics and international service experiences.
Staying Ahead of the CurveAs one of the top dental schools for NIH funding, we advance research that pushes the boundaries of oral health. To prepare for the future, we must invest in state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge research. We must also secure unrestricted funds to augment state funding.
Multidisciplinary Collaborative CareWe can only advance by broadening our reach, and Carolina’s preeminent health-care enterprise enables us to do so. We look to bolster our interdisciplinary partnerships across campus, such as the UNC Craniofacial Center, the Pain Management Program and Prenatal and Baby Oral Health Programs. These collaborative enterprises will allow the school to continue leading in the fields of dentistry and medicine.
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.
“In an ever-changing world and an ever-evolving field, we remain committed to graduating nimble oral health professionals..."