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Faculty, students, and residents at the ECU School of Dental Medicine are passionate about improving the health and quality of life of all North Carolinians. State-of-the-art clinics at ECU serve the oral health needs of adults and children. Our community service learning centers are branching out across the state to address the shortage of dentists in rural and underserved areas. If you and your family are looking for a dental home, the ECU School of Dental Medicine may be right for you. Learn about our locations and services.



Dental medicine authors are among Laupus Library celebrants

Faculty and staff from across East Carolina University’s Division of Health Sciences recently gathered for an annual celebration of research and scholarship. The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library held its 11th Health Sciences Author Recognition Awards at the Hilton Greenville on Nov. 15, sponsored by the Friends of Laupus Library. Laupus is “proud to be a partner in the


PIPELINES BRING PROGRESS: University strives to provide opportunities for all students

East Carolina University has a lot to be proud of in terms of the opportunities it provides for students from all backgrounds, but administrators say there is still work to be done. Dr. Wayne Frederick, president of Howard University, visited ECU on Nov. 7 to tour the campus, meet with administrators and give a presentation on Advancing Diverse Pipelines in


School welcomes first pediatric dentistry residents

The School of Dental Medicine is pleased to welcome its inaugural cohort of residents in pediatric dentistry, Dr. Jorge Arriagada, Dr. Mark Cummings, and Dr. Laura Johnson. The new residents joined the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics on October 17 to begin a 2-year residency program. Dr. Jorge Arriagada was a member of the dental school’s inaugural graduation Class


MILESTONE CELEBRATION: School of Dental Medicine opens research facility

A new space for research is positioning the School of Dental Medicine to be a strong partner in the effort to bring more research dollars to East Carolina University, leaders said at a ribbon cutting ceremony Oct. 28. University administrators, former legislators, and representatives from state and national dental organizations gathered Friday to celebrate the school’s most recent milestone: nearly


Dental team and nurse-midwives focus on oral health

While pregnancy can bring a lot of excitement, it can also bring a host of added tasks. Taking care of teeth can get lost in the shuffle. A School of Dental Medicine team met with nurse-midwifery students and faculty recently to focus on the importance of prenatal oral health care. “The oral health of a pregnant woman has significant impact


School receives Rethink Your Drink kit from Delta Dental of North Carolina

The ECU School of Dental Medicine received a Rethink Your Drink toolkit from Delta Dental of North Carolina on September 16 at the school’s community service learning center in Lillington, N.C. Delta Dental CEO Curt Ladig presented the toolkit to Dr. Michael Scholtz, the dental school’s assistant dean for extramural clinical practices, after touring the Lillington center where faculty, students,

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DENTAL DOLLARS: Federal grant provides scholarships for disadvantaged students

A $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will enable East Carolina University’s School of Dental Medicine to offer more scholarships to economically disadvantaged students over the next four years. The award – from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Bureau of Health Workforce – is aimed at increasing the number of providers working

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