The Orange County Health Department’s Dental Clinic provides high quality dental care to the residents of Orange County. We offer a variety of dental health services and community outreach programs for both children and adults.


Whitted Human Services Center
300 West Tryon Street
Hillsborough, NC 27278


Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Friday- 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Orange County Health Department Dental Clinic is currently operating on a limited basis. If you have a question or need to make an appointment please call (919) 245-2435 and your phone call will be returned within 24 hours. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot take any walk-in appointments. If you already have an appointment scheduled, a staff member will contact you if your appointment needs to be rescheduled.

We are taking extra precautions at this time to ensure the safety of our staff and patients. We appreciate your patience as we navigate through this unprecedented time and look forward to continuing our services to the Orange County community.

The following list contains dental clinics that are currently still open for emergency treatment.

UNC Dental School (919) 537-3855 – Adults and Kids (bleeding, swelling, trauma)

Hillsborough Pediatrics (919) 296-5854 – Kids Only

Triangle Implant Center Mebane (919) 563-2873 – Referral Only

Piedmont Carrboro (919) 933-9087 – Adults and Kids

The list is subject to change. It is advised to call in advance.

Schedule an Appointment

To make an appointment, call: (919) 245-2435.


The clinic offers services including dental exams, cleanings, fillings, and extractions.

Cost & Payment

The Dental Clinic operates on a fee-scale based on your income. The minimum fee is $30 per visit.

Payment Options: Cash, Check, Health Choice, Medicaid, Private Dental Insurance, Visa or MasterCard

Dentist Working on a Child

Applying for Medicaid and/or Health Choice

There are three ways to apply: 

  • Apply online at ePass
  • Apply in person at the Department of Social Services
  • Download, print, fill-out, and mail a paper application to:
    Orange County Department of Social Services
    P.O. Box 8181
    Hillsborough, NC 27278

About Our Staff

The Health Department Dental Clinic is staffed by full-time dentists, Dr. Monica Meng-Haggerty, Dr. Stephanie George, two full-time dental hygienists, and five full-time dental assistants.

Most of our clinical staff has been providing services in Orange County for over 15 years. In addition to our own staff, we also contract with a dentist one day a week and the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry for dental residents to provide treatment services, enabling us to care for additional members of our community.

Meet Our Staff - Provider Bios

Health e-Radio

Listen to a short recording about creating an enjoyable dental appointment for your child in English (MP3) or Spanish (MP3).