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Gary Slade - UNC-Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill, NC, US

Gary Slade Gary Slade

John W. Stamm Distinguished Professor, Department of Dental Ecology and Director of Oral Epidemiology PhD Program | UNC-Chapel Hill


Dr. Slade's research focuses on chronic pain and how to prevent it, fluoride use and other dental public health topics.


Dr. Gary Slade is the John W. Stamm Distinguished Professor of Dentistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has training in dentistry, public health and epidemiology. He conducts epidemiological studies of oral diseases including research in the UNC Center for Pain Research and Innovation that focuses on etiology of chronic pain and clinical interventions to prevent its development.

Industry Expertise (3)


Health and Wellness

Medical/Dental Practice

Areas of Expertise (3)

Dental public health


Chronic Pain

Accomplishments (3)

American Academic of Periodontology Service Award (professional)

For participation in the AAP/CDC workgroup "Surveillance Measures for Periodontal Disease" (2012)

IADR Giddon Award for Distinguished Research in the Behavioral Sciences (professional)

For the paper "Influence of psychological factors on risk of temporomandibular disorders." (Slade GD, et al, J Dent Res. 2007;86(11):1120-5.) (2009)

IADR William J. Gies Award (professional)

For the best clinical research paper published in the Journal of Dental Research. (Co-author with Sanders AE at al, J Dent Res 86(12): 1166-70.) (2008)

Education (3)

University of Melbourne, Australia: BDSc, Dentistry 1982

University of Toronto, Canada: DipDPH, Dental Public Health 1988

University of Adelaide, Australia: PhD, Dentistry 1994