Dental Clinic

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Dental SHAC
(Student Health Action Coalition)

Temporary Location: UNC School of Dentistry – Ground floor of Tarrson Hall, 101 Manning Drive, Chapel Hill, NC

Tarrson Hall is most easily accessed via the walk from the Dogwood parking deck.

The clinic will allow only 40 patients to enter the building and will turn away patients once this limit is reach each night. We will not be able to treat everyone that will enter the building. Dental SHAC does not admit patients as First Come First Serve, but rather by lottery. ALL patients must be present by 6:00 PM. No additional patients will be seated after 8:00PM..

DO NOT arrive BEFORE 5:15PM, per school policies. Arriving earlier will NOT ensure you to be seen.

Dental SHAC will be held on Wednesdays, 6-9PM on the following dates:

Please note that children may not be unattended in the waiting room and are NOT permitted in the clinic while parents are being treated. Children must be supervised by a guardian (18+ years) in the waiting room at all times. Parents will not be treated if their children will be left unattended.

Confirmed Summer 2016 Dates:

May 4th
May 11th
May 25th
June 15th
June 29th

Information: Park in the Visitor Parking Deck, Report to the GROUND floor of Tarrson (yellow building on the top left).


Services: Dental SHAC is a free, student-run clinic. We do our best to serve everyone that comes to the clinic. But due to the time it takes to provide good care, it is possible that some patients will not be seen. Screening, cleanings, fillings and extractions are the only procedures done.

For complete, comprehensive care, apply to be a patient at the dental school via the UNC School of Dentistry site:

If you are in Severe Pain, have Bleeding, or have Swelling: Call the UNC Dental School Urgent Care department at (919) 537-3737 between 8:00am and 5:00pm. The visit has a modest fee, and they can address your problem.

Additional Services

While waiting for dental services, patients have the opportunity to learn about additional resources in their communities through SHAC Social Work. Social Work representatives can help with referring patients to information regarding housing, employment, and health, mental health, and other general concerns.

The range of resources provided includes: 

  • Free or low-cost medical providers
  • Health insurance options
  • Housing
  • Employment/Finances
  • Pregnancy
  • Childcare
  • Mental health
  • Family violence
  • Legal support
  • SNAP (formerly known as food stamps)
  • Women's health
  • Substance use


For more information, We will return your email as soon as possible.

DO NOT CALL or e-mail to make an appointment, as we do NOT give appointments, but rather we operate on a lottery-based system.

Please arrive at the Ground Floor of Tarrson Hall by 5:45PM.


SHAC - Servícios Dentales

****Dental SHAC va a servir en la Escuela de Odontología de UNC Planta Baja de Tarrson Hall, 101 Manning Drive, Chapel Hill, NC****

El acceso más conveniente de Tarrson Hall es el pasillo elevado desde el estacionamiento Dogwood.

La clínica sólo acepta 40 pacientes MÁXIMO. No vamos a aceptar pacientes cuando llegamos a este límite cada noche.

Dental SHAC tendrá lugar los miércoles, 6-9PMen La Escuela de Odontología en las fechas siguientes


Los niños no pueden estar solos en el salón de espera y no pueden estar en la clínica mientras los padres están recibiendo algún tratamiento. Todos los niños siempre deben ser supervisados por un adulto de 18+ años en el salón de espera. No haremos ningún tratamiento a los padres si no hay una persona cuidando los niños.


Los miércoles en las siguientes fechas:

El 4, 11, 25 de mayo
El 15, 29 de junio


  • Matricule a la planta baja de Tarrson (el edificio amarillo en el mapa).
  • Dental SHAC no ofrece estacionamiento. Estaciónese en el estacionamiento llamado Dogwood, el cual es para visitas. Esta localizado frente al hospital, cruzando la Manning Dr. Otras opciones que están disponibles después de las 5 de la tarde están ubicadas en Mason Farm Road, La Escuela de Farmacia, y el Centro FedEx de Educación Global.