Sylvia A Frazier-Bowers, DDS, PhD

Associate Professor

Assistant Dean for Inclusive Excellence and Equity Initiatives


  • PhD, Genetics, UNC School of Medicine, 1999
  • Certification, Orthodontics, UNC Adams School of Dentistry, 1997
  • BS, University of Illinois, 1993
  • DDS, University of Illinois, 1993
  • BA, English, University of Illinois, 1987

Research Interests

Human genetics, malocclusion, craniofacial, eruption studies, tooth agenesis

Research Summary

As a clinician-scientist, it is also my goal to bridge the gap between the clinical profession and scientific advances to ensure that this is the foundation that our future generations of dentists receive. My current efforts broadly focus on gene discovery and phenotype dissection of dentofacial variation specifically tooth development, tooth eruption, and tooth agenesis using multiple translational methods.

Availability to Mentor

Undergraduate/college student, graduate student, undergraduate DDS or DH student, and junior faculty member