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Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Group

Oral and maxillofacial pathologists are uniquely trained to:


  • Efficiently address both the diagnosis and treatment of oral disease
  • Rapidly and reliably establish the critical connections between oral disease and systemic disease
  • Combine expertise in histopathologic diagnosis, clinical diagnosis and treatment


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
Alice Curran Alice Curran >
Associate Professor


  • Certificate, Pathology, Emory Univ. School of Medicine, 1998
  • DMD, Dentistry, University of Kentucky, College of Dentistry, 1995
  • MS, Dental Hygiene Management, Old Dominion University, 1991
  • MS, Pathology Ed, Washington University of Dental Medicine, 1981
  • BS, Dental Hygiene, University of Rhode Island, 1979
Valerie Murrah Valerie Murrah >


  • MS, Oral Pathology, University of Minnesota, 1983
  • DMD, Dentistry, Southern Illinois University, 1980
  • MA Ed, Education, Washington University, 1977
  • BA, Biology, Washington University, 1972
Ricardo Padilla Ricardo Padilla >
Clinical Associate Professor
Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Graduate Program


  • DDS, Dentistry, Francisco Marroquin University, 1997
  • BS, Dentistry, Francisco Marroquin University, 1993