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We focus on the gums and other tissues that support the teeth. Our services include:


  • Prevention and treatment of diseases affecting the gums and supporting tissues
  • Management of gum and tissue inflammation resulting from existing dental conditions
  • Treatment of cosmetic problems such as gum recession or overgrowth
  • Surgical placement of dental implants


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
Silvana Barros Silvana Barros >
Associate Professor


  • PhD, Biological Sciences, University of Campinas, 1995
  • MS, Biological Sciences, University of Campinas, 1992
  • DDS, Dentistry, University of Campinas, 1986
Thiago Morelli Thiago Morelli >
Clinical Assistant Professor


  • MS, Periodontics, University of Michigan, 2010
  • DDS, Dentistry, University of Sao Paulo, 2003
Antonio Moretti Antonio Moretti >
Clinical Associate Professor


  • MS, Dental Science, University of Rochester, 1998
  • Certificate, Periodontology, University of Rochester/Eastman Dental Center, 1995
  • DDS, Dentistry, Faculdade de Odontologia de Santo Amaro, 1982
Steven Offenbacher Steven Offenbacher >
Distinguished Professor


  • MS, Periodontology/Oral Medicine, Harvard University, 1980
  • PhD, Biochemistry, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1977
  • DDS, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1976
  • BA, Chemistry, Boston University, 1972
Jonathan Reside Jonathan Reside >
Clinical Assistant Professor


  • MS, Certificate, University of North Carolina, 2012
  • DDS, Dentistry, University of North Carolina, 2009
  • BS, Cellular & Structural Biology, University of Illinois, 2005