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 at 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, MS
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 School of Dentistry. He was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at the UNC School 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.
Bill Scruggs, DDS, MS
Dr. Bill Scruggs specializes in Implant Dentistry and Prosthetics. He received his Bachelor in Science Degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He went on to obtain his dental degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Following dental school, Dr. Scruggs went on to complete an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency at the VA hospital in Fayetteville, NC. While there, he realized his passion for prosthetics and tooth replacement therapies and the impact these treatments can have on his patients’ quality of life. Following a year in private practice, he spent the next 3 years following his passion in completing a residency in Prosthodontics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While there, Dr. Scruggs obtained extensive training in all types of restorative dentistry from full mouth reconstruction to a variety of implant therapies used to replace one or more missing teeth.
Dr. Scruggs is a member of the Raleigh-Wake County Dental Society, North Carolina Dental Society, The American Dental Association, American College of Prosthodontists, Academy of Osseointegration, and the Southeastern Academy of Prosthodontics.