Category results for: Endodontics

Endo clinic update

by Ryan Brown, Endodontic Practice Manager 2020 has been quite the year so far! We here in the Graduate Endodontic Practice have endured many changes and adversity due to the pandemic but have come out on the other side stronger than ever. The clinic was closed from March 16 to June 11. During that time […]

Meet our first-year endodontics residents

Abdullah Alawadhi, D.D.S. (D.D.S. ’15/D) Dr. Alawadhi is from Kuwait. He attended VCU for both undergraduate and dental school. After receiving his D.D.S., he went back to Kuwait to practice for two years. He completed AEGD residency program at VCU before joining the endodontics residency program. He enjoys spending time with family, playing tennis, and […]

AAE Foundation wins 2020 ADEAGies Award

One of the AAE Foundation for Endodontics’ flagship programs is the Endodontic Educator Fellowship Award, which supports outstanding educators who commit a minimum of five years to a full-time academic career in endodontics. Recipients of the award receive up to $250,000 in funding, disbursed over five years, in recognition of the critical role educators play […]

Endo radiology update

Aniket Jadhav, D.D.S., M.D.S., M.S.H.A. Associate professor Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, staff and faculty worked very hard to complete all radiology courses in a timely fashion. Upgrades, new equipment and technology help keep us up to date and more. Staying up to date The clinic is now equipped with new […]

Orofacial Pain Clinic: a popular new offering

by Shawn McMahon, D.D.S., M.S., associate professor The VCU Oral Diagnostic Sciences Department continued to grow over the past year with the addition of an Orofacial Pain clinical component (integrated with Oral Medicine). Since opening our books in November 2019, the Orofacial Pain Clinic has evaluated and treated a multitude of patients with complicated chronic […]

“Brain Fog” in Oral Diagnostic Sciences – a COVID-19 update

by Duane Schafer, D.D.S., M.S., professor The challenges this pandemic has confronted us with as individuals, as practice partners, and business entities have been unprecedented to say the least. We know first-hand that many offices of our alumni remained open throughout the early spring and summer while continuing to provide emergent and time-critical care to […]

VCU Dental Care to reopen for dental appointments

“We are ready to serve you safely.” New safety and infection prevention measures in place to resume preventative, postponed, and non-emergent care VCU Dental Care is ready to resume preventative and postponed procedures for both pediatric and adult patients, such as placement of restorations and tooth replacements, gum treatments and cleanings, tooth extractions, cancer screening, and […]

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 […]

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