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.
Marion Manski named director of Dental Hygiene program at VCU School of Dentistry
Marion Manski, M.S., R.D.H., will serve as director of the Dental Hygiene program at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry beginning October 17. The program is one of two B.S. in Dental Hygiene degree programs in Virginia, and the only one housed in a dental school. Manski joins VCU from the University of Bridgeport Fones […]
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 […]
New Oral Facial Surgery Clinic opens at VCU Dental Care and School of Dentistry
The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at VCU School of Dentistry recently moved into a newly renovated space on the third floor of Dental Building One. The new clinic consolidates the VCU Cosmetic Care and Facial Surgery clinics previously on the first and second floors into a larger space more conducive to patient care […]
Wise MoM event showcases service at the heart of VCU School of Dentistry
After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, Missions of Mercy (MoM) returned to Wise, Va., on July 22 and 23 to provide free dental care to residents of Southwest Virginia. Over two days, more than 300 volunteers served 322 patients, providing free oral health care valued at more than $400,000. Dozens of VCU School of […]
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 pipeline 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.
Ammoun named Revere Scholar
Program supports junior faculty, encourages continued research Rami Ammoun, D.D.S., M.S., CDT, FACP, has been named a Revere Scholar at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. Revere Scholars exemplify the highest standards of the oral health profession as modeled by James H. Revere Jr. (D.D.S. ’65), former instructor, interim dean, fundraiser, mentor and friend […]
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.
Class of 2022 students reflect on ‘unforgettable’ clinical service-learning program
At the end of their senior year, students are asked to submit reflections on the service-learning program and how it’s impacted them. These are some of the reflections from the class of 2022.