Increasing access to care through service learning with the Johnson Health Center
Contributed by Janna Laverdiere, D.M.D., dentist at Johnson Health Center, and Michelle McGregor, R.D.H., B.S., M.Ed., director of community and collaborative partnerships at VCU School of Dentistry Every week, two VCU School of Dentistry dental students travel to Johnson Health Center (JHC) clinics in Lynchburg, Va., to provide care under the direction of Janna Laverdiere, […]
Department of Periodontics announces graduate program leadership changes
Rafael Amorim Cavalcanti de Siqueira, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D, has been named director of the Graduate Program in Periodontics, succeeding longtime director Thomas Waldrop, D.D.S., M.S. Additionally, Amirreza Ghassemi, D.D.S., M.S., will serve as director of the Graduate Periodontics Clinic, where he will advance clinical education and operational processes within the graduate clinic.
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.
Lyndon Cooper receives lifetime achievement award from the American College of Prosthodontists
VCU School of Dentistry Dean Lyndon Cooper, D.D.S., Ph.D., was presented the Dan Gordon Lifetime Achievement Award from the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) on Saturday, November 5. The award recognizes individuals who have contributed at the highest level to the welfare of the ACP and the specialty of prosthodontics, dentistry, science and health professions. […]
MCV Foundation awards $4M to VCU to advance student DEI on health sciences campus
The MCV Foundation has announced it will award $4 million over four years to Virginia Commonwealth University to recruit highly qualified students from underrepresented backgrounds to the university’s five health sciences programs, including the School of Dentistry.
Recapping VCU School of Dentistry’s third-annual Inclusive Excellence Week
VCU School of Dentistry's third-annual Inclusive Excellence Week took place Oct. 17 - 21. The week of in-person and virtual events presented speakers highlighting a variety of topics such as care for the marginalized and the impacts of housing policies on health outcomes.
VCU researchers contribute to Virginia Health Catalyst Summit
On Friday, October 7, Virginia Health Catalyst held their annual summit at the Westin Hotel in Richmond, VA. The event brought together organizations and individuals from around the state who share a responsibility and commitment to advancing equity in oral health. The theme was “building community, improving health,” and representatives from VCU School of Dentistry […]
Heather Tuthill to be installed as new president of the Virginia Dental Hygienists’ Association
Heather Tuthill, M.P.H., B.S.D.H., R.D.H, will be installed as the 2022-2023 president of the Virginia Dental Hygienists’ Association (VDHA) later this month. Tuthill is the senior dental hygiene clinical coordinator for the Dental Hygiene program at VCU School of Dentistry.
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 […]