Category results for: Endodontics

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 […]

Welcome: Shawn McMahon

Please welcome Shawn McMahon, D.D.S., M.S., to the Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences. An associate professor of orofacial pain, Dr. McMahon is a 2005 graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. After graduation, he completed both AEGD and Advanced Clinical Dentistry training with the Air Force where he worked as a general dentist […]

Oral Diagnostic Sciences update

by Dr. Duane Schafer Out with the old, in with the new This familiar phrase became a part of the mainstream vernacular in 1976, with the introduction of the popular television show, Logan’s Run. In Logan’s Run, it is the year 2274 and anyone under age 30 lives a protected, sheltered life within the confines […]

Grad endo clinic update

by Ryan Brown The Grad Endodontic Practice is coming off another fantastic year! We increased our molar endo and the total amount of patients 3-5% from the last fiscal year. The staff and residents are fully committed and driven to keep the practice growing and we are excited to see where we can go in […]

Endo pre-doc clinic update

by Dr. Sameer Jain A busy fall semester The new class of D4 students began their journey in clinical endodontics last summer/fall as they transitioned from the simulation laboratory to patient treatment. In just one semester, the class finished over 80% of their threshold requirements as a testament to dedicated clinical faculty supervision.  The fall […]

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