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General Dentistry

General dentists act as your primary care dental provider for the majority of basic dental needs, such as routine check-ups, oral health screenings and cleanings.


At the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry’s Dental Faculty Practice, general dentists oversee the diagnosis, treatment and management of your overall oral health care needs.


They provide prompt treatment for dental trauma, such as broken, missing or loosened teeth, and can refer you to a specialist as needed.


General dentists can also perform cosmetic procedures, such as teeth whitening, or create mouth guards to protect your teeth during athletic activities.


Services include:


  • Hygiene services (teeth cleaning)
  • Restorative care (fillings)
  • Tooth-colored restorations and tooth whitening (bleaching)
  • Crowns
  • Fixed partial dentures (bridges)
  • Athletic mouth guards
  • Bite guards for occlusal (bite) problems


Appointments: (919) 537-3939
Fax: (919) 445-0299

Dental Faculty Practice
UNC School of Dentistry
Campus Box 7450
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7450

Meet Our Dentists
Sumitha Ahmed Sumitha Ahmed >
Assistant Professor


  • BDS, 2001 Rajiv Gandhi Univeristy of Health Sciences, India
  • Certifcate of Dental Hygiene, 2009 UNC School of Dentistry
  • MS, 2014 Operative Dentistry, UNC School of Dentistry
Glenn Garland Glenn Garland >
Assistant Professor


  • AEGD, General Dentistry Residency, University of Texas Health Science Center, 1993
  • DDS, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1979
  • BS, Biology, Virginia Military Institute, 1975
Carol Haggerty Carol Haggerty >
Associate Professor


  • MPH, Public Health, University of North Carolina, 2006
  • Certificate, Core Public Health Concepts, University of North Carolina, 2003
  • DDS, Dentistry, University of Michigan, 1990
  • BS, Dental Hygiene, University of Michigan, 1971
Ralph Leonard Ralph Leonard >


  • DDS., Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of North Carolina, 1985
  • MA, Public Health, University of North Carolina, 1978
  • BS, Biology, Appalachian State University, 1975
Gustavo Oliveira Gustavo Oliveira >
Assistant Professor


  • DDS, Dentistry, Federal Univeristy of Santa Catalina, 2006
Alden Phillips Alden Phillips >
Associate Professor


  • DDS, UNC-CH Adams School of Dentistry
Dilek Uyan Dilek Uyan >
Assistant Professor


  • PhD, Prosthodontics, Istanbul Univesrity, Institute of Health Sciences
  • MS, Istanbul University
  • DDS, Istanbul University
Bert Vasconcellos Bert Vasconcellos >
Associate Professor


  • DDS, Rio de Janeiro University, Brazil
  • MS, Prosthodontics, University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • PhD, Operative Dentistry, University of São Paulo, Brazil