Pediatric and Public Health

Pediatric and Public Health

The Division of Pediatric and Public Health provides oral health care for individuals from infancy through adolescence, and promotes the prevention of oral disease. Expert faculty in the areas of pediatric dentistry, community dentistry and oral epidemiology lead the division.

Through the assessment of oral health care needs of the community, the division integrates the efforts of oral health care advocates, leaders and practitioners to create innovative, sustainable solutions to improve oral health outcomes.

Educational Programs

Supporting Pediatric Dentistry

Additional information on how to make gifts and pledges to any of these funds or fellowships can be obtained through the Dental Foundation of North Carolina or by contacting Mr. Paul Gardner, associate dean of advancement, at (919) 537-3258.

Funds Supporting Professorships

Endowed professorships allow the recruitment and retention of the very best clinicians, educators and researchers in the field of pediatric dentistry. Once endowed, they provide support for salary, research and other professional activities directed at fulfilling our mission.

Graduate Education Funds

Graduate education funds are used to support specialty education in pediatric dentistry. One hundred percent of gifts to the graduate education fellowship funds is directed to support resident stipends and educational opportunities.

Our “My Child’s Smile Campaign” began in October 2007 with a goal to establish fellowships and funding to provide stipend support for all our residents; a total of $5.5 million dollars would finalize the endowment of our graduate program.

Division Funds

Division funds help enhance the division’s programs and resources, and the division as a whole.