Core Facilities

Collagen Analysis Core

This core provides laboratory analysis of: collagen content, amino acid analysis including collagen specific amino acids, reducible collagen cross-link analysis (including cross-link precursor aldehydes), and non-reducible collagen cross-link analysis (fluorescent and non-fluorescent cross-links). Fees are dependent on sample preparation (pulverization, defat, demineralization, etc.), radiolabeling, collaboration vs pure service, internal vs external. Please contact Dr. Yamauchi for a consultation.

Contact: Mitsuo Yamauchi, DDS, PhD
Address:
UNC-CH Adams School of Dentistry
Department of Periodontology
Koury Oral Health Sciences Building, Rm 4606, CB #7455
385 South Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7455
Email: mitsuo_yamauchi@unc.edu

Oral and Craniofacial Health Sciences Shared Equipment Core

The shared equipment core provides access to several pieces of research instrumentation. A list of equipment and use fees is being developed. Thank you for your patience.

Contact: Shannon Wallet, PhD, Associate Dean for Research Discovery and Innovation
Address:
UNC-CH Adams School of Dentistry
Koury Oral Health Sciences Building, Rm 5501H, CB #7455
385 South Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7455
Phone: (919) 537-3359
Email: shannon_wallet@unc.edu

Oral Microbiology Laboratory

The Oral Microbiology Laboratory (OML) located within the UNC Adams School of Dentistry provides diagnostic clinical microbiology, microbiological research, microbiology training and infection control services to both the school and the community of dental practitioners in North Carolina and the surrounding geographic area.

These services are specifically related to oral microbiology and its application to the following: recognition and assessment of oral bacterial populations in oral flora studies, post treatment of oral infection, bacterial test for caries risk, and the monitoring of sterilization equipment unique to the dental practice.

Sterilization monitoring services are also provided for a number of non-dental clients. In addition to these services this unit has been responsible for monitoring the water quality in the Adams School of Dentistry’s dental unit water lines for bacterial contamination.

Learn more.

Address:
Oral Microbiology Laboratory
UNC-CH Adams School of Dentistry
3030 First Dental Building, CB #7457
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7457
Phone: (919) 537-3341
Fax: (919) 537-3109
Email: oralmicro@dentistry.unc.edu