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Lyndon Cooper receives lifetime achievement award from the American College of Prosthodontists

VCU School of Dentistry Dean Lyndon Cooper, D.D.S., Ph.D., was presented the Dan Gordon Lifetime Achievement Award from the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) on Saturday, November 5. The award recognizes individuals who have contributed at the highest level to the welfare of the ACP and the specialty of prosthodontics, dentistry, science and health professions. […]

VCU School of Dentistry receives NIH funding for collaborative research to improve children’s oral health

Shillpa Naavaal, B.D.S., M.S., M.P.H., was recently awarded two National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants aimed at reducing oral health disparities in children.

VCU scientists pinpoint druggable target in aggressive breast cancer

A collaborative research effort between VCU’s Massey Cancer Center and School of Dentistry has zeroed in on a new therapeutic target for an aggressive form of breast cancer with limited treatment options.

VCU researchers contribute to Virginia Health Catalyst Summit

On Friday, October 7, Virginia Health Catalyst held their annual summit at the Westin Hotel in Richmond, VA. The event brought together organizations and individuals from around the state who share a responsibility and commitment to advancing equity in oral health. The theme was “building community, improving health,” and representatives from VCU School of Dentistry […]

Marion Manski named director of Dental Hygiene program at VCU School of Dentistry

Marion Manski, M.S., R.D.H., will serve as director of the Dental Hygiene program at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry beginning October 17. The program is one of two B.S. in Dental Hygiene degree programs in Virginia, and the only one housed in a dental school. Manski joins VCU from the University of Bridgeport Fones […]

Dentistry, ethics and DEI: Catching up with Dr. Carlos Smith

Carlos Smith, D.D.S., M.Div., is director of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and the ethics curriculum at VCU School of Dentistry. As a trained ethicist and student of history, he examines the context in which societal practices and institutions were constructed through a lens of equality and social justice. Often, he challenges his colleagues and […]

New Oral Facial Surgery Clinic opens at VCU Dental Care and School of Dentistry

The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at VCU School of Dentistry recently moved into a newly renovated space on the third floor of Dental Building One. The new clinic consolidates the VCU Cosmetic Care and Facial Surgery clinics previously on the first and second floors into a larger space more conducive to patient care […]

Wise MoM event showcases service at the heart of VCU School of Dentistry

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, Missions of Mercy (MoM) returned to Wise, Va., on July 22 and 23 to provide free dental care to residents of Southwest Virginia. Over two days, more than 300 volunteers served 322 patients, providing free oral health care valued at more than $400,000. Dozens of VCU School of […]

Novel targeted therapy could be effective treatment option for deadly childhood cancer

New research from the Philips Institute for Oral Health Research at VCU School of Dentistry — published this week in Cell Reports — demonstrated that a novel targeted therapy could be an effective treatment option for a deadly pediatric cancer known as neuroblastoma.

Celebrating PRIDE at VCU School of Dentistry

Contributed by Carlos Smith, D.D.S., M.Div., director of diversity, equity and inclusion and the ethics curriculum and associate professor at VCU School of Dentistry Continuing on our path toward a more inclusive VCU School of Dentistry, we wanted to take a moment and reflect upon PRIDE month and recognize our LGBTQ+ community members – patients, […]

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