Ledyard E. Ross Hall is home to the East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine. The 188,000 square foot building on the university's health sciences campus includes administrative and faculty offices, state-of-the-art learning facilities and clinics offering dental services to the public. Ross Hall is located at 1851 MacGregor Downs Road in Greenville, North Carolina.
Our Preclinical Technique Lab contains 56 student stations with electric lab motor, task light, built-in dust collection, natural gas hookup, and instructor station with the latest in teaching technology.
Our Clinical Simulation Lab replicates patient care as closely as possible for students using the latest in teaching technology. Instructor stations broadcast to individualized lab stations for students.
Our Comprehensive Dentistry Suite, sometimes call the "student clinic," accommodates 48 dental chairs, each replicating an operatory in a private practice. Students provide care for patients in this suite and refine their skills and knowledge in general dentistry under the close supervision of our outstanding ECU faculty dentists.
Electronic learning halls offer students a window to the world of dentistry through teleconferencing. Students can make virtual visits to labs and conference rooms in Ross Hall, to our community service learning centers across the state, or to any location in the world with reciprocal technology.
Students and pediatric dentistry residents advance their skills and knowledge in general dentistry and orthodontics for children and adolescents up to 15 years old under the careful supervision of faculty.
In the Advanced Dentistry Suite, Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residents increase their knowledge and clinical skills. The suite contains 20 open operatories, 14 closed operatories, and 3 oral surgery operatories. Our Emergency Care Clinic is also within this suite.
The ECU School of Dental Medicine has establishing eight Community Service Learning Centers in rural and underserved areas of North Carolina to offer students and residents exceptional hands-on experience with patients and to improve the health and quality of life of North Carolinians.
Our CSLC Presentation Room in Ledyard E. Ross Hall is equipped with video teleconferencing, which allows for constant sharing and innovative discovery among faculty, residents, students, and staff on campus, at our Community Service Learning Centers across the state and at other institutions.
Our Hospital Dentistry clinic is a full service dental facility capable of treating medically complex patients requiring dental care. The facility is staffed by ECU faculty dentists, General Practice Residents (GPR), and dental staff, who specialize in treating medically compromised patients. The facility is open to all patients in need of comprehensive and emergency dental care.
The School of Dental Medicine fosters a learning environment where compassion, collaboration, diversity, and professionalism are embraced. Faculty members are committed to preparing leaders with outstanding clinical skills, an ethical bearing, sound judgment, and a passion to serve the underserved.
The ECU School of Dental Medicine is adjacent to ECU's premiere health sciences library. The four-story 72,000-square-foot William E. Laupus Library offers study space, computer labs, media and consultation services, extensive reference services, circulating and historical collections. Dental students will find a librarian dedicated to their specific research needs.
The ECU School of Dental Medicine Research Center was opened in 2016 to provide 15,000 square feet of laboratory space for approximately 13 principal investigators and associated students.
A large multipurpose meeting/training area and contiguous mobile equipment operatory provide an exceptional continuing education environment for dental and other medical professionals.
An open lab design contains space for a biorepository and an incubator lab for the development of new projects. The Research Center lab contains core equipment available to all faculty.
The Research Center provides opportunities for students to gain research experience and interact with faculty.
The Research Center hosts the school's annual Celebration of Research and Scholarship, which provides a platform for students and faculty mentors to present their research. Students are selected at this event to represent the ECU School of Dental Medicine at national conferences.