Dear Friends,
We have completed another successful school year in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.

This year brought with it many positive changes. There have been numerous awards, research presentations, publications and a much needed growth of our clinical practice here on the MCV Campus. We continue to expand upon our partnership with Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU and the Dental Clinic on Brook Road.

The Pediatric Dentistry Board of Advisors continues to provide input to our department from our alumni and friends. Our most exciting news is the announcement of an emerging professorship to achieve excellence today and honor two pillars of the department that have helped make where we are today possible. We currently are in the leadership gift phase of the campaign for the Frank H. Farrington and Arthur P. Mourino Professorship Fund. Dr. Carl Atkins, ‘83, initiated this fund with his gift of $60,000 that has also been supported by a gift of $50,000 from Dr. Randy Adams, ’80. They ask for the support of alumni and friends in making leadership gifts as they have. Ed Kardos from our development office will be contacting you to give updates on how we are doing, and please feel free to contact Carl, Randy or myself.

We look forward to continued growth and many more positive changes. If you have not been back to your alma mater, I encourage you to visit us to see these improvements for yourself. As you can see from this newsletter [PDF], we have had some wonderful achievements recently and much more to accomplish.

The Department of Pediatric Dentistry would not be successful without you, our alumni and friends. I welcome your feedback, thoughts and input regarding our newsletter, our website and the program in general.

If you have news that you’d like to share with the rest of the alumni or stories you’d like to see covered in our newsletter, please feel free to submit topics to Angela French at Thank you for your kindness and support.

Best Wishes,

Tegwyn H. Brickhouse, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Categories Pediatric Dentistry