School of Dental Medicine

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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 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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Schweitzer Fellows expand ECU’s Prenatal Oral Health Program (pOHP)

Dispelling myths can be an uphill battle, but dental students Alexandra Davis ‘19 and Ljiljana Karan ’18 plan to give it their best as 2016-2017 Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) Foundation Schweitzer Fellows. “There are so many myths surrounding oral health care during pregnancy,” said Davis. “So many people, including healthcare providers, believe that pregnant women should

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Students gain leadership roles at Atlanta NDA Convention

For over 40 years, the Student National Dental Association (SNDA) has promoted and supported the academic and social environment of minority students. The ECU School of Dental Medicine’s SNDA chapter continues to advance the work of the national organization and the school’s mission of leadership and service. The chapter gained three national leadership positions during the 103rd National Dental Association


Chelsea Kuyath ‘18 receives American Dental Association Scholarship

The East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine is pleased to announce that Chelsea Erin Kuyath, DMD Candidate 2018, has been awarded an American Dental Association (ADA) Foundation Predoctoral Dental Student Scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Foundation awards approximately 25 scholarships of up to $2,500 annually to help academically gifted predoctoral dental students defray a part of their

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Simplified treatment of severe dental erosion with ultrathin CAD/CAM composite occlusal veneers and anterior bilaminar veneers.

The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 2016, IN PRESS. Schlichting LH, Resende TH, Reis KR, Magne P. Restorative treatment for patients with dental erosion requires an analysis of the degree of structural damage. Patients affected by moderate to severe dental erosion are particularly challenging because complex occlusal reconstruction will be needed. Ultrathin bonded occlusal veneers represent a conservative alternative to traditional

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