If you are in severe pain, have bleeding or swelling: Call the UNC Dental School Urgent Care Department at (919) 537-3737 between 8AM and 5PM. The visit has a modest fee and they can address your problem.
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SHAC Dental Clinic is a student-run clinic for members of the surrounding community in need of emergent dental services. It’s main purpose is to provide for those who are otherwise unable to access dental care; there are no requirements for those who would like to be patients. To access the clinic, go to the ground floor of Tarrson Hall. Directions to the clinic and parking information can be found here.



The Dental SHAC clinic will operate on the following 10 dates from 6-9 PM:

  • 8/28
  • 9/4
  • 9/11
  • 9/18
  • 9/25
  • 10/2
  • 10/9
  • 10/16
  • 10/23
  • 11/6
November 13th and 20th will serve as make up dates if any of the above clinics are cancelled for any reason.

The Dental clinic provides the following free services:

  • Screenings/Diagnosis
  • Cleanings
  • Fillings
  • Extractions
Attention prospective patients:
  • Please bring a list of your current medications.
  • If you are diabetic, please know your most recent A1C.
  • If you are asthmatic please bring your inhaler.
  • If you are taking an anticoagulant and need extractions please bring a note from your primary care physicians that your INR is stable.
  • Please note: if you have an elevated blood pressure or blood glucose level we will not be able to treat you in our clinic.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

SHAC students comply with HIPAA regulations and patient medical records are maintained according to accepted confidentiality standards. For questions related to the dental clinic, please contact .

We are seeking teens from 14-17 years old in need of dental treatment. If this is you, we will provide overall comprehensive dental treatment, education, and help you find a permanent dental home. Spots are limited, so contact us today at projectsmiles@unc.edu.