Category results for: Endodontics

Predoc update for Endodontics alumni

We had a very productive year at the predoctoral clinic during the 2022-2023 academic year. I kept myself busy revising and improving the curriculum, planning new activities, and mentoring students. The curriculum restructuring allows the second and third year students to have more endodontic experiences earlier in their education, improving their critical thinking. Those experiences […]

Research news for Endodontics alumni

Hello everyone. I have been working with residents on research projects focusing on root canal morphology. These include radiographic and CBCT analysis of three-rooted premolar anatomy and the association of the portal of exit of missed MB2 canals with apical periodontitis.  Ongoing research projects are directed towards vital pulp therapy. I am currently a part […]

Graduate program news for Endodontics alumni

It always amazes me how quickly time passes before our eyes. It has been more than a year since our last alumni newsletter, so there is much to share with you. Dr. Clara Spatafore retired from her position in June 2022. Since her arrival in October 2014, she served as interim and permanent chair of […]

Endodontics residency – an update for alumni

Hello, alumni! Hope this update finds you well.  Last July we welcomed three incoming first year residents who, along with Dr. Aziz Mallik, make up VCU Endo’s Class of 2025. This has really been a great group of guys to work with. We’ve all meshed well together and have made the resident room not only […]

VCU School of Dentistry faculty members earn prestigious diplomate certifications

Two VCU School of Dentistry faculty members have earned board certification and are now diplomates of the National Boards for their respective dental specialties, a pinnacle achievement in dentistry.

AAE Coolidge Award presented to Dean Spatafore

Dean Spatafore received the Coolidge Award from the American Association of Endodontists at a virtual ceremony on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Named for Edgar D. Coolidge, a pioneer in endodontics who was instrumental in establishing the AAE, the award recognizes individuals who exemplify his extraordinary vision, leadership, and dedication to the specialty. Recipients of this […]

Gary Hartwell Faculty Endowment Fund update

$10,900. That’s how close we are to maintaining the VCU School of Dentistry Department of Endodontics’ competitive edge. We’re only $10,900 away from our $150,000 goal to endow the Gary R. Hartwell, D.D.S., M.S., Junior Faculty Endowment in Endodontics. Endodontists understand the importance of endodontists training residents. And you know that’s how it’s done at […]

Notes from the Endodontics Chair – September 2020

Greetings to our VCU Department of Endodontics alumni and friends.   Well, starting this off saying the world has changed since our last news update would be a huge cliché at this point in time. Here at the school we cringe every time we hear the words “new normal’ or “fluid situation.” That just means more […]

Grad endo and COVID-19: an update

by Garry Myers, D.D.S. VCU Endodontic Graduate Program Director R. Neil Dodds Professor in Endodontics In what seemed like a blink of an eye, the year 2020 quickly transitioned into one unlike any other in recent memory – the year of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the rapid impact that the coronavirus had on teaching institutions […]

Faculty endodontic research and pre-doc clinic update

Sameer D. Jain, B.D.S., M.S., M.S.D. Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics Assistant Professor Director, Urgent Care Clinic Research in any dental field drives innovation and technology to ultimately improve patient care. Science is the specialty’s best advocate for the value of saving teeth. At the VCU Department of Endodontics, we strive towards new discoveries through […]

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