East Carolina University
School of Dental Medicine
Ledyard E. Ross Hall
1851 MacGregor Downs Road
Greenville, NC 27834
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The recently established East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine will play a pivotal role in addressing North Carolina’s ongoing shortage and misdistribution of dentists.
We are setting in motion a pioneering plan to educate pre-doctoral dental students and advanced general dentistry residents and provide oral health care to many rural and underserved North Carolinians.
Our pre-doctoral program recruits North Carolinians from historically underrepresented groups, disadvantaged backgrounds, and underserved areas. These students have exhibited a passion for working with the underserved and disadvantaged.
We are bringing together an outstanding group of experienced dental educators from around the country, who relate to students as colleagues and soon-to-be practitioners.
Programs include the pre-doctoral program, leading to a doctor of dental medicine degree (DMD), and post graduate programs in advanced education in general dentistry, general practice residency, and pediatric dentistry.
Our curriculum features an integrated systems approach, leveraging the latest educational and patient-care technologies to maximize student learning and patient treatment. The traditional educational format is augmented by digital enhancement to promote student-centered, self-directed learning.
The school welcomed its inaugural class of 52 pre-doctoral students in the fall of 2011 and its second class of 52 students in the fall of 2012. The students represent 50 North Carolina counties.
Ledyard E. Ross Hall
The school's home is Ledyard E. Ross Hall on the East Carolina University Health Sciences Campus. This 188,000 square-foot facility is named for its benefactor and retired Greenville orthodontist Dr. Ledyard E. Ross, ECU class of ’51.
Ross Hall includes 133 operatories, large “smart classroom” learning halls, seminar rooms, and a simulation suite. Specialty suites include pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, special needs, and a clinical research area.
Learning Centers Spanning North Carolina
The school plans to operate ten sustainable community service learning centers across the state staffed by full-time faculty, advanced education in general dentistry residents, fourth-year dental students, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and business staff.
Our first community service learning center was opened in Ahoskie, N.C., in June 2012 and will be followed by centers in Elizabeth City, Sylva, Lillington, Spruce Pine, and Davidson County over the next two plus years.
To stay up-to-date on the ECU School of Dental Medicine, visit our News
page. To learn how you can support the school, contact Kristen Ward, School of Dental Medicine Director of Development at 252-744-2239 or email@example.com.