A New Year’s message from the endodontics chair: Dr. Clara Spatafore

Happy New Year! As my family will attest, I love New Year’s resolutions. I make them for myself every year, but I often make them for family members.  (Some have been more appreciative than others!) I could probably use the terms “accomplishments” or “goals,” but where is the fun that? As a driven endodontist, I […]

A message from John Svirsky, D.D.S., Class of 1973

As I think back on my 44 years in dental education and get ready to retire from Virginia Commonwealth University, and prepare to write the last chapters of my life, I can only think of how quickly it went by. It has been in the blink of an eye since I arrived at VCU in […]

New admissions dean – an endodontist!

Mary Pettiette, D.D.S., president of the American Association of Endodontists Foundation board of trustees, has been named dean of admissions at the VCU School of Dentistry. She comes to VCU from the University of North Carolina Adams School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill where she most recently served as associate dean of admissions and student life. At […]

Welcome: Shawn McMahon

Please welcome Shawn McMahon, D.D.S., M.S., to the Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences. An associate professor of orofacial pain, Dr. McMahon is a 2005 graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. After graduation, he completed both AEGD and Advanced Clinical Dentistry training with the Air Force where he worked as a general dentist […]

Oral Diagnostic Sciences update

by Dr. Duane Schafer Out with the old, in with the new This familiar phrase became a part of the mainstream vernacular in 1976, with the introduction of the popular television show, Logan’s Run. In Logan’s Run, it is the year 2274 and anyone under age 30 lives a protected, sheltered life within the confines […]

Grad endo clinic update

by Ryan Brown The Grad Endodontic Practice is coming off another fantastic year! We increased our molar endo and the total amount of patients 3-5% from the last fiscal year. The staff and residents are fully committed and driven to keep the practice growing and we are excited to see where we can go in […]

Endo pre-doc clinic update

by Dr. Sameer Jain A busy fall semester The new class of D4 students began their journey in clinical endodontics last summer/fall as they transitioned from the simulation laboratory to patient treatment. In just one semester, the class finished over 80% of their threshold requirements as a testament to dedicated clinical faculty supervision.  The fall […]

Endodontic residency update

by Dr. Garry Myers Springtime in Richmond is just around the corner and that can mean only one thing to the endodontic residents — preparing for the final push through this academic year! Before looking forward though, let’s take a quick glance back to the recent past. Who’s who and what are they doing? When […]

Julie Coe recognized for outstanding published work

Media contact: Nan Johnson, director of communications, nljohnson@vcu.edu (804) 828-0324 Julie M. Coe, D.D.S., M.S., M.B.A., assistant professor in the department of general practice, was one of four recipients of the Olav Alvares Award in March at the 2019 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in Chicago. Dr. Coe was recognized for the article “Impact of Community-Based Clinical […]

Tiffany Williams named Big Sister of the Year

Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, Tiffany Williams, D.D.S. (M.S.D. ’14), has been selected as Big Sister of the Year by local non-profit mentoring organization, Big Brothers Big Sisters Services, Inc. She will be celebrated at the organization’s Fall Gala on Oct. 18 at VCU’s Institute for Contemporary Art. As honorees, Williams and her “little sister” […]