ECU’s eighth dental service learning center opens in Brunswick County

June 16, 2016

ECU dental service learning center

Representatives from East Carolina University and the Southport-Oak Island Area, North Brunswick and Brunswick County chambers of commerce held a Grand Opening Open House Celebration for the newly opened ECU School of Dental Medicine Community Service Learning Center in Bolivia, NC. 

ECU’s Dental Service Learning Centers are facilities that combine clinical education and patient care. Led by faculty members, fourth-year dental students spend clinical rotations and general dentistry residents also hone their skills at the centers.

In Addition to the Brunswick Clinic, other Community Service Learning Centers are delivering care to patients in Ahoskie, Elizabeth City, Davidson County, Lillington, Robeson County, Spruce Pine and Sylva. ECU Fourth-year dental students move into a one-year dental residency program at the clinics.

ECU’s community service learning centers are open to all members of the community, and offer comprehensive general dental services for adults, children and special needs patients in a safe, caring and professional setting. Dental insurance, including Medicaid, is accepted.

All clinics have the same architectural features and contain 7,700 square feet of space with 16 operatories, state-of-the-art equipment, wheel chair lift, 3D imaging and an endodontic microscope.

The Brunswick Clinic is located near Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center at 100 Brunswick Medical Center Parkway in Bolivia. To make an appointment, call 910-253-9000.

Pictured Back Left to Right: Craig Marva, Bradley MacDonald, Robin Rauscher, Cindel Davis, Dr. David Dardick, Deidria Chassis, Samantha Leaper.  Front Left to Right: Robi Bunnell, Miss Wilmington Victoria Huggins, Johnique Fonville, Elise Brace, Teresa Walker, Dr. Douglas Kellogg, Dr. Dianne Caprio, Deborah Linn, Rhonda Howard, Leigh-Ann Bowman.