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ECU School of Dental Medicine

Welcome to the ECU School of Dental Medicine, where our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of all North Carolinians by creating leaders with a passion to care for the underserved and by leading the nation in community-based, service learning oral health education.

Our pre-doctoral program recruits North Carolinians with a passion for working with the underserved. Our faculty is made up of dental educators from around the country with extensive clinical experience. We foster a humanistic culture in which every person—from the first year student to the clinical patient—is treated with respect.

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 (AEGD), general practice residency, and pediatric dentistry. 

Apple Corporation named the ECU School of Dental Medicine an Apple Distinguished Program due to the innovative implementation of technology in all aspects of our didactic, problem-solving and clinical education. 

Our Students
In 2011, we welcomed our inaugural class of 52 pre-doctoral students. A second class of 52 students entered the program in the fall of 2012. Our third class of equivalent size joined us in August 2013. All of our students are North Carolina residents.

Ledyard E. Ross Hall
Our school’s hub is Ledyard E. Ross Hall on ECU’s Health Sciences Campus in Greenville. 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 houses state-of-the-art learning halls, simulation labs, patient clinics, clinical research areas, and faculty and administrative offices.

Accepting new patients in Greenville, Ahoskie, and Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Patient Care Locations
Ledyard E. Ross Hall is home to patient clinics where pre-doctoral students and residents expand their clinical proficiency in general dentistry under the supervision of faculty. Patients enjoy compassionate, community-oriented service with affordable fees in a friendly, university-based environment. Learn how you can become a patient in Greenville.

Other North Carolina Locations – The ECU School of Dental Medicine is building Community Service Learning Centers (CSLCs) in rural and underserved areas across the state. CSLCs in Ahoskie and Elizabeth City currently serve patients. CSLCs in Sylva, Lillington, Spruce Pine, and Davidson County are under construction. 

CSLCs are staffed by full-time faculty, residents, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and business staff. Beginning in 2014, pre-doctoral students will join the CSLCs and gain hands-on experience treating patients.   

Support the School
To learn how you can support the school, contact Kristen Ward, School of Dental Medicine Director of Development, at 252-744-2239 or wardk@ecu.edu