Category: Schoolwide News

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 […]

Julie Coe recognized for outstanding published work

Media contact: Nan Johnson, director of communications, nljohnson@vcu.edu (804) 828-0324 Julie M. Coe, D.D.S., M.S., M.B.A., assistant professor in the department of general practice, was one of four recipients of the Olav Alvares Award in March at the 2019 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in Chicago. Dr. Coe was recognized for the article “Impact of Community-Based Clinical […]

Tiffany Williams named Big Sister of the Year

Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, Tiffany Williams, D.D.S. (M.S.D. ’14), has been selected as Big Sister of the Year by local non-profit mentoring organization, Big Brothers Big Sisters Services, Inc. She will be celebrated at the organization’s Fall Gala on Oct. 18 at VCU’s Institute for Contemporary Art. As honorees, Williams and her “little sister” […]

Dental hygiene students show off research skills, bring home 1st place

Media contact: Nan Johnson, director of communications, nljohnson@vcu.edu, (804) 828-0324 VCU School of Dentistry dental hygiene students presented three research posters at the June meeting of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association in Louisville, Kentucky. Under the faculty advisement of Joan Pellegrini, R.D.H., B.S.D.H, M.S., Ph.D., Cassandra Cooper, Regina Dixon, Helena Nefferdorf, Denise Thieleman and Christina […]

Philips Institute investigator wins Presidential Research Quest Fund award

Media contact: Nan Johnson, director of communications, nljohnson@vcu.edu, (804) 828-0324 Yue Sun, Ph.D. Yue Sun, Ph.D., a principal investigator at the Philips Institute for Oral Health Research, has been named a 2019 VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund awardee for his phosphoinositide research. “This year’s diverse group of 18 faculty represent every VCU academic unit and […]

New name for Oral Health Promotion

Media contact: Nan Johnson, director of communications, nljohnson@vcu.edu, (804) 828-0324 The School of Dentistry’s Department of Oral Health Promotion and Community Outreach is now known as the Department of Dental Public Health and Policy. The change, effective Aug. 1, 2019, more accurately reflects the department’s activities and developing research focus and highlights the emphasis on […]