Christine Lynn Downey , DDS, MS

Associate Professor

Education

  • Certificate, Geriatric Dentistry Fellowship, Duke University, 2013
  • Certificate, General Practice Residency, UNC Hospitals, 2011
  • DDS, UNC Adams School of Dentistry, 2009
  • MS, Microbiology and Immunology, Wright State University, 1998
  • BS, Biology, Grove City College, 1996

Biosketch

Christine Downey is an assistant professor and program director of Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program. She also holds an adjunct faculty position at Duke University School of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics.

Her primary teaching responsibilities include didactic and clinical teaching in both the pre-doctoral DDS and AEGD programs. She maintains a clinical practice within the Dental Faculty practice at the UNC-CH School of Dentistry, where she provides clinical care in the outpatient and operating room settings.

She assumed an adjunct faculty position at UNC in 2011. She then followed with a 36-month geriatric dentistry fellowship at Duke University/Durham VAMC. She currently holds an adjunct faculty position at Duke University School of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics.

Her interests include interprofessional education, management of special needs and medically complex patients, as well as management of older adult patients.

Downey has published in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society as well as the Journal of Dental Education. She is co-author of the chapter “Treatment Planning for the Special Care/Special Needs Patient” in the 2016 third edition of Treatment Planning in Dentistry textbook.