Hunter Dawson, DMD, MSD

Prosthodontist Hunter Dawson, DMD, MSDDr. Dawson is from central North Carolina, growing up in a small farm town. He attended NC State University where he earned his degree in Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2010.

After graduating from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, he continued his education by completing a full-time Advanced Education Residency in Prosthodontics at the University of Louisville. Dr. Dawson has multiple publications in areas of complex implant rehabilitations using digital workflows and guided implant surgery. He is an adjunct associate professor at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

Dr. Dawson has been practicing in central North Carolina since 2017. Some of the most complex oral health situations are referred to Dr. Dawson for reconstructive dental treatment. Dr. Dawson practices full time and regularly lectures both nationally and internationally. Lecture topics for continuing education courses include comprehensive diagnostics and treatment planning, implant prosthodontics, digital dental workflows, intraoral scanning, dental occlusion, airway prosthodontics, and guided implant surgery.

Dr. Dawson and his wife, Melissa, call Lewisville, NC home.  They have been married for 10 years and have 4 children, Brooks, Brie, Braylynn, and Blake.  When Dr. Dawson is not practicing dentistry or providing dental education you will find them traveling throughout NC spending time with family.

Awards and Recognition

  • Given the American College of Prosthodontists Award for Outstanding Achievement in Prosthodontics Education
  • Graduated from the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics in 2017 at the University of Louisville
  • Earned a Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) 2017
  • Southeastern Academy of Prosthodontics Award Recipient 2017
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry 2017-Present
  • President of NC Section of American College of Prosthodontists 2018-Present


  • North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
    • Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
    • Doctor of Dental Medicine
  • Certificate in Prosthodontics
    • Master of Science in Dentistry


  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • American College of Prosthodontics
  • International Team for Implantology
  • North Carolina Dental Society
  • Southeastern Academy of Prosthodontics


  • Full Mouth Implant Reconstruction
  • Guided Implant Surgery
  • Dental Implants
  • Complex Implant Rehabilitation
  • Digital Dental Technology
  • Providing Dental Continuing Education


  • Authored on Novel Restorative Materials for Implant Reconstruction
  • Authored on Full Mouth Implant Reconstruction Workflows
  • Author for SPEAR Digest

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