Dr. Carlos Smith named associate dean for inclusive excellence, ethics and community engagement
VCU School of Dentistry has named Carlos S. Smith, D.D.S., M.Div., F.A.C.D., as the inaugural associate dean for inclusive excellence, ethics, and community engagement, effective April 24.
VCU School of Dentistry’s national prominence on display at ADEA Annual Session
A group of VCU faculty, staff and students pose for a group photo at the ADEA Annual Session
DEI and Ethics Director Carlos Smith wins inaugural ADEA faculty leadership award
Carlos Smith, D.D.S., diversity, equity and inclusion and ethics director for the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, was honored at this year’s American Dental Education Association’s Annual Session with the inaugural Dr. Jeanne C. Sinkford Faculty Leadership Award. Jeanne Sinkford, D.D.S., Ph.D., became the first female dean of a U.S. dental school in 1975 […]
MCV Foundation awards $4M to VCU to advance student DEI on health sciences campus
The MCV Foundation has announced it will award $4 million over four years to Virginia Commonwealth University to recruit highly qualified students from underrepresented backgrounds to the university’s five health sciences programs, including the School of Dentistry.
Recapping VCU School of Dentistry’s third-annual Inclusive Excellence Week
VCU School of Dentistry's third-annual Inclusive Excellence Week took place Oct. 17 - 21. The week of in-person and virtual events presented speakers highlighting a variety of topics such as care for the marginalized and the impacts of housing policies on health outcomes.
VCU Hispanic Student Dental Association spearheads efforts to enhance care for Hispanic/Latinx community
A student-run organization at VCU School of Dentistry is spearheading efforts to enhance care for the Spanish-speaking Hispanic/Latinx community, while also helping dental students, staff and faculty improve their cultural competency.
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 […]
Get to know our new IDP Class of 2025!
We’re excited to welcome our International Dentist Program Class of 2025! This year’s class includes 10 students, and they’ve each shared a few facts about themselves.
VCU Diversity P.A.T.H.S. program assists underrepresented students in their path to dental school
VCU’s Dental Career Exploration program is a pipeline program for rising 10th graders through graduating seniors from all over the commonwealth who are interested in exploring a career in dentistry. The goal of the free program is to increase diversity in the dental field by removing barriers for high school students from underrepresented backgrounds and underserved communities.
Students get a taste of dental school in the Summer Academic Enrichment Program
SAEP is an intensive six-week summer program that simulates instruction in the first-year of dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and physical therapy professional school. Students on the dental track take professional level dental courses, participate in dental labs, learn interview skills, attend professionalism seminars, and participate in a community service project by providing health screenings to the homeless population in Richmond.