Dr. Greg Chadwick named Outstanding Dental Leader by International College of Dentists

D. Gregory Chadwick, DDS, MS, dean of the ECU School of Dental Medicine, was awarded Outstanding Dental Leader in the International College of Dentists (ICD) USA Section at the organization’s 86th Annual Convocation in Washington, D.C., on November 6, 2015.

The ICD recognizes outstanding and meritorious service to the profession of dentistry and the worldwide community and has representative chapters in more than 120 countries.

D. Gregory Chadwick, DDS, MS, dean of the ECU School of Dental Medicine

D. Gregory Chadwick, DDS, MS, dean of the ECU School of Dental Medicine

“Dr. Chadwick epitomizes the highest ideals of professional ethics and conduct with a dedicated focus on the advancement of our profession. He clearly upholds our core values of integrity, leadership and service,” said Dr. Dexter Barnes, president of the ICD USA Section.

Dr. Chadwick came to ECU in 2005 to lead the effort to obtain approval from the University of North Carolina system and the state legislature, as well as funding, to establish the School of Dental Medicine. Prior to becoming dean in 2012, he served as the school’s associate dean for planning and extramural affairs and as interim dean.

Under his leadership, ECU graduated its inaugural class of doctors of dental medicine in 2015 and established centers in eight underserved communities across North Carolina where fourth-year dental students and residents gain hands-on experience serving patients under the supervision of faculty.

A native of North Carolina, Dr. Chadwick received a B.S. in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After graduating from the UNC School of Dentistry, he practiced general dentistry in Community Health Centers in Prospect Hill and Moncure, North Carolina, before entering a residency program in endodontics. He earned an M.S. in endodontics from the UNC School of Dentistry and subsequently practiced endodontics in his hometown of Charlotte for almost thirty years.

Dr. Chadwick is a former president of numerous dental organizations including the American Dental Association, the North Carolina Dental Society, the Second District Dental Society and the Southern Endodontic Study Group. In addition, he is a fellow of the American and International Colleges of Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry International and the Pierre Fauchard Academy and a founding member of the Holiday Dental Conference.

A Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, Dr. Chadwick served for 18 years as a part-time clinical professor at his alma mater and for 14 years as chair of the endodontic section at Carolinas Medical Center, where he served on the faculty for over twenty-five years.

He was selected by a 24-member Board of Regents from all 17 districts in the International College of Dentists USA Section.

Dr. Chadwick and his wife, Knox, have two adult children, Stephen who is in a pediatric dentistry residency program, and Jane who is finishing a periodontics residency program.