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Prosthodontists are experts in the replacement of missing teeth. Whether from age or accident, treatments of missing teeth include fixed devices, such as dental crowns or bridges, or removable devices, such as dentures.


Crowns function as covers or caps on a damaged tooth, helping to strengthen and improve it’s appearance, shape and alignment. Crowns may also be placed on top of dental implants, to provide a tooth-like shape and structure.


Bridges may be recommended for patients who are missing more than one tooth. They span the space where teeth are missing, and are anchored to natural teeth or implants surrounding the missing teeth.


Although crowns and bridges can last many years, the Dental Faculty Practice will assist patients in providing education and maintenance to ensure the longevity of these devices.


Dentures are replacements for missing teeth than be taken out and put back into your mouth. Prosthodontists will help determine if partial or full dentures are the right fit for your needs.


Services include:


  • Complete dentures
  • Overdentures
  • Removable partial dentures
  • Precision attachment partial dentures
  • Implant restorations
  • Crowns
  • Fixed partial dentures (bridges)
  • Appliances that help treat sleep apnea (nighttime breathing difficulty)
  • Analysis and treatment of biting problems
  • Maxillofacial appliances such as replacements for missing noses, ears and other facial parts


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
Jean-Pierre Albouy Jean-Pierre Albouy >
Assistant Professor


  • PhD, Sahlgrenska Akademy, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Master Certificate, Medical and Biological Sciences, Medical School, Montpellier, France
  • Certificate, Prosthodontics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
  • DDS, School of Dentistry, Montpellier, France
Wendy AuClair Clark Wendy AuClair Clark >
Assistant Professor


  • DDS, Marquette University
  • MS, University of Alabama
Ryan Cook Ryan Cook >
Chair of the Department of Restorative Sciences, Associate Professor


  • DDS, University of Southern California
  • MS, Periodontics/Prosthodontics, University of Texas
  • BS, Biochemistry, North Carolina State University
  • BA, Chemistry, North Carolina State University
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and American Board of Periodontology
Ingeborg De Kok Ingeborg De Kok >
Associate Professor


  • Certificate, Dental Implant, University of North Carolina, 2003
  • MS, Prosthodontics, University of North Carolina, 2002
  • DDS, Dentistry, Universidad Central De Venezuela, 1997
Ibrahim Duqum Ibrahim Duqum >
Associate Professor


  • MS, Prosthodontics, University of North Carolina, 2008
  • Certificate, Prosthodontics, University of North Carolina, 2008
  • BDS, Dentistry, University of Jordan, 1997
Kevin Lim Kevin Lim >
Assistant Professor


  • DMD, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
  • MS, UNC-CH School of Dentistry
Carolina Vera Resendiz Carolina Vera Resendiz >
Assistant Professor


  • DDS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • DDS, National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • MS, Certificate in Prosthodontics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lida Swann Lida Swann >
Assistant Professor


  • MS, UNC School of Dentistry
Alexandra Yarborough Alexandra Yarborough >
Assistant Professor


  • Certificate, Prosthodontics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2013
  • DDS, Dentistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010
  • BS, Biology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2006