Paul E. Scruggs. DDS
Dr. Paul Scruggs specializes in Implant Dentistry and Prosthetics. He received his
undergraduate degree and dental degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas city in 1981.
Dr. Scruggs completed his Prosthodontics training at the University of North Carolina School of
Dentistry in 1986. He served in the U.S. Military starting with active duty US DENTAC in
Ft. Bragg from 1981-1984, the US Army Reserve from 1984-1989, and the NC National Guard
from 1998-2005. His duties ranged from general dental officer to acting commander of all
medical/dental operations. Dr. Scruggs retired in July 2005 as Deputy State Medical
Commander. He attained the rank of full Colonel (O-6). From 1986-2005, Dr. Scruggs also
served as an Associate Professor at the UNC School of Dentistry.
Dr. Scruggs is a member of the American Dental Association, the American College of
Prosthodontics and the Raleigh/Wake County Dental society. He also was the President and
Past-President of the Academy of Southeastern Prosthodontists. Since 2005, Dr. Scruggs
has lectured for Nobel Biocare, the world's largest dental implant company, on various topics in
restorative and implant dentistry.
Tony Molina, DDS
Dr. Molina specializes in Implant Dentistry and Prosthetics. He received his Bachelor of
Science degree in Zoology from Duke University and his dental degree and a masters
degree in Prosthodontics from the UNC Shool of Dentistry. He was an Assistant Professor
in the Department of Prosthodontics at the UNC Shool of Dentistry. Dr. Molina joined the
faculty in 1995 after serving seven years in the United States Air force Dental Corps.
Dr. Molina's main teaching responsibility is directing the pre-clinical Fixed Prosthodontics
curriculum for second year D.D.S. students at Committee, the Administrative Board, and the
Faculty Council for the university.Dr. Molina maintains an active faculty practice and
participates in Clinical implant research trails. He is a member of the American College of
Prosthodontics. In 1999, he received the Richard F. Hunt Excellence in Teaching Award.
Dr. Molina also currently holds the rank of Colonel in the North Carolina Army National Guard.