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Dental Students Training Program


dental students learning procedures from dental professionals in state-of-the-art procedure roomDental students are welcome at Local Start Dental. Our dental student training program is part of our Mission and ensures that we can provide services to the diverse population of our surrounding community.

We are grateful for our partnership with UNC Adams School of Dentistry and are excited for third-and fourth-year dental students and graduate residents to join our team in service learning at Local Start Dental.

Dental Student Training Program in Durham, NC at Local Start Dental

We welcome qualified dental students from the UNC Adams School of Dentistry. Dental students train during clinical rotations. They gain experience using the latest technology, including state-of-the-art Cone Beam imaging in a digital lab. Additionally, they build professional, community, and industry relationships for future practice and use an enterprise system. But the best thing about dental students practicing under qualified supervision at Local Start Dental is that they can help us achieve our Mission—making a difference by restoring smiles and confidence to community members. This is a unique opportunity with the power to shape the trajectory of a dental student’s future practice.

Dental students, pre-dental students, allied health professionals/students, and graduate residents are welcome to visit the clinic and volunteer as opportunities arise.


Our Mission and Partnership with UNC Adams School of Dentistry

The Mission of Local Start Dental is: “Restoring smiles and confidence for neighbors in need; while advancing the clinical skills of dental professionals.”

About UNC Adams School of Dentistry

The UNC Adams School of Dentistry is one of the top dental schools in the country. They are known for their excellence in education, patient care, and research. The school is located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

As a part of our Mission, we partner with the UNC Adams School of Dentistry to provide low-cost dental care to the community and to give dental students hands-on training. The partnership between Local Start Dental and UNC Adams School of Dentistry is a win-win for everyone involved. The dental students get real-world experience while providing low-cost dental care to the community.

Our Mission is Made Possible Through Community Relationships

In our first year of operation, we:

  • Provided dental care to over 1,200 patients in need
  • Served as a training ground for over 50 dental students
  • Collaborated with over 30 community partners
  • Engaged our Advisory Committee of 15 dental professionals

Local Start Dental believes that everyone deserves quality dental care. We are proud to be a part of a community of dental professionals, practicing dental students, and volunteers who are committed to making this a reality.

Explore Our Dental Student Training Program in Durham, NC at Local Start Dental

If you are attending the UNC Adams School of Dentistry, there may be a place for you here. We have volunteer and training opportunities available if you are a dental student pursuing pre-dental studies, an allied health professional/student, or a graduate resident. You can use your skills and training to help us achieve our Mission of changing people’s lives by changing their smiles.

The skills you learn will give you an edge in your career. With exposure to state-of-the-art technology – including digital lab equipment and Cone Beam imaging – you will be part of cutting-edge procedures offering an unparalleled learning opportunity. As you build professional relationships with dentists, industry professionals, and community members, these connections will be valuable in your future career. Do not miss this excellent opportunity.

You can reach us at 919.569.5533 or contact us online. Our team is ready to answer any questions you have and can help you take the first steps to get involved with our important Mission. We look forward to hearing from you!