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Operative Dentistry

Operative dentists at the Dental Faculty Practice provide general dental care with a focus on conservative restorative dentistry.

 

Operative dentistry is an area of dentistry concerned with the treatment of diseases and/or defects of the teeth which do not require full restorations.

 

Treatments aim to restore proper tooth form, function and appearance, while maintaining tooth integrity.

 

Services include:

 

  • Aesthetic (cosmetic) dentistry (whitening, crowns, veneers, implants, etc.)
  • Tooth-colored restorations and tooth whitening (bleaching)
  • Porcelain veneers (material placed over the tooth to recreate its natural look)
  • Other aspects of aesthetic bonding

Contact

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
Lee W. Boushell Lee W. Boushell >
Associate Professor
Director, Operative Dentistry Graduate Program

Education

  • MS, Operative Dentistry, University of North Carolina, 2007
  • Certificate, AEGD, US Army DENTAC, 1992
  • DMD, Dentistry, University of Florida, 1991
  • BS, Microbiology/Cell Sci., University of Florida, 1985
Patricia Miguez Patricia Miguez >
Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, Assistant Professor

Education

  • PhD, Oral Biology and Periodontology, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011
  • MS, Operative Dentistry, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003
  • Certificate, Periodontology, Federal University of Santa Catarina, 1999
  • DDS, Dentistry, Federal University of Santa Catarina, 1997
André V. Ritter André V. Ritter >
Professor
Chair

Education

  • MS, Operative Dentistry, University of North Carolina, 2000
  • DDS, Dentistry, Federal University of Santa Catarina, 1987
John Sturdevant John Sturdevant >
Associate Professor

Education

  • DDS, Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of North Carolina, 1979
  • BA, Chemistry, University of North Carolina, 1975
Taiseer Sulaiman Taiseer Sulaiman >
Assistant Professor

Education

  • B.D.S., University of Mosul (2003)
  • Clinical Certificate in Operative Dentistry at UNC (2015)
  • PhD, Biomaterial Sciences (University of Turku, Finland, and UNC, 2015)
Rick Walter Rick Walter >
Clinical Associate Professor

Education

  • M. S. 2005
  • D.D.S. 2000
Andrea Zandona Andrea Zandona >
Associate Professor

Education

  • D.D.S.
  • PhD Dental Sciences