Category: Schoolwide News

Celebrating Women’s History Month with Dean Spatafore

In celebration of Women’s History Month, our new virtual conversation series continues. Please join us on Thursday, March 11, at 5:15 p.m. for a conversation with VCU School of Dentistry’s first female dean, Dr. Clara Spatafore, also a past president of the American Association of Endodontists. Register directly via Zoom Webinar here. Women’s History Month […]

33rd annual ethics lecture Feb. 26, 2021

Karl Haden to present at 33rd annual ethics lecture Karl Haden, Ph.D., presents “Ethics, Leadership and the Future of the Dental Profession” on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, as part of the School of Dentistry’s Mirmelstein Ethics Lecture. The annual lecture is part of the school’s continuing education program. The virtual lecture begins at 9:00 a.m. […]

Spatafore named interim dean

Clara M. Spatafore, D.D.S., M.S., has been named interim dean of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry.  As the current chair of the VCU School of Dentistry’s Department of Endodontics and Oral Diagnostic Sciences, Dr. Spatafore comes to her new role with experience as an oral health and dental education insider. “Dr. Spatafore is […]

School Leadership

Last week, Dr. David Sarrett stepped down as Dean of the VCU School of Dentistry. Please join me in acknowledging his many accomplishments and honoring his years of dedicated service to the school and our university. Dr. Sarrett has served as dean since 2010. During his tenure, the School of Dentistry achieved remarkable growth and […]

Tiffany L. Williams named director of student recruitment

VCU School of Dentistry Dean David C. Sarrett, D.M.D., M.S., and Associate Dean of Admissions, Mary Pettiette, D.D.S., announce the appointment of Tiffany L. Williams, D.D.S., M.S.D., to director of student recruitment. She joins the admissions office from the Department of Pediatric Dentistry where she served as pre-doc director. “Dr. Williams brings great energy and […]

Abdulmajeed, Naavaal named Revere Scholars

Aous A. Abdulmajeed, B.D.S., Ph.D., director of biomaterials and assistant professor, Department of General Practice, and Shillpa Naavaal, B.D.S., M.S., M.P.H., assistant professor, Department of Dental Public Health and Policy, have been named Revere Scholars at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. Revere Scholars exemplify the highest standards of the oral health profession as […]

A reminder to check on your African American & black friends, mentees and mentors. It’s a hard time.

This title of this blog entry is a message one of our students wished to post on a class social media page. The rest of this story has complicated points of view and resulted in hurt feelings and competing priorities. I am sad that what appeared to be a positive working relationship turned sour 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 […]

Special fund helps students stay afloat

Making ends meet is a fact of life for most students across the country right now. But for VCU dental and dental hygiene students, particularly those expecting to begin their professional lives in a post-graduation world, times are particularly tough. “COVID-19. Hard to believe none of us knew this word six short months ago. It […]

Health expert on limiting coronavirus risk: ‘Get sleep, stay hydrated, wash your hands’

Here at the VCU School of Dentistry, we’re lucky to be one of less than ten dental schools in the country within a comprehensive academic medical center. As such, we’re poised to help keep our patients, students, faculty and staff well-informed about infectious diseases including COVID-19 – the fast-moving outbreak informally known as coronavirus. Learn […]