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Class of 2022: Service and leadership brings dental hygiene student out of her shell

Since transferring to VCU, Samantha Smith has coordinated community service events at local elementary schools and administered vaccinations through VCU Vaccine Corps. Becoming president of the VCU Student Chapter of the American Dental Hygienists Association (SCADHA) was not something Samantha Smith had in mind when she was accepted into the Dental Hygiene program at VCU School of Dentistry in […]

Missions of Mercy projects return!

Contributed by Michelle McGregor, R.D.H., B.S., M.Ed., director of community and collaborative partnerships at VCU School of Dentistry With the support of the Virginia Dental Association Foundation (VDAF), two Mini Missions of Mercy (MoM) projects took place March 24-26, 2022.  One project was at the Chesapeake Care Clinic in Chesapeake, Va., and the other was […]

VCU School of Dentistry Celebrated Women’s History Month with the authors of a new book on minority women leaders in oral health

To celebrate the conclusion of Women’s History Month, last week VCU School of Dentistry hosted three pioneers in the field of oral health to discuss their new book, “Undaunted Trailblazers: Minority Women Leaders for Oral Health.” Co-authors Jeanne Sinkford, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., D.Sc., Marilyn Woolfolk, D.D.S., M.S., M.P.H., and Shelia Price, D.D.S., Ed.D., M.A., sat […]

Students celebrate their transition to clinical care with a focus on ethics

At VCU School of Dentistry, students in the Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) and Dental Hygiene (DH) programs receive hands-on education as integral team members in a fast-paced dental practice. The transition from the classroom to the clinic carries important responsibilities and a commitment to the health and well-being of their patients. Each year, second-year […]

VCU School of Dentistry gift encourages everyone to do their part for the environment

Last week at VCU School of Dentistry, more than 600 students, faculty and staff received school-branded Tervis® water bottles. The Office of Development and Alumni Relations distributed the gifts as part of a larger green initiative started by Interim Dean Clara Spatafore, D.D.S., M.S., to encourage everyone to reduce their use of disposable plastic packaging […]

VCU Dental Care serves underinsured families at annual Give Kids a Smile event

On Friday, Feb. 18, 76 children from local families received free oral health care at the VCU Dental Care Pediatric Dentistry Clinic. Part of the American Dental Association’s Give Kids a Smile initiative, each year students, faculty and staff from VCU School of Dentistry and VCU Dental Care come together to provide oral health care […]

Awab Abdulmajeed named director of the International Dentist Program at VCU School of Dentistry

Awab Abdulmajeed, D.S.S., M.S., has officially been named director of the International Dentist Program at VCU School of Dentistry. “Dr. Abdulmajeed has been carrying out many of the duties of this role in an unofficial capacity for some time now and has taken steps to smooth our international students’ entry into the D.D.S. curriculum and […]

Black History Month 2022: Continuing to Celebrate Cultural Heritage at VCU School of Dentistry

Contributed by Carlos Smith, D.D.S., M.Div., director of diversity, equity and inclusion and the ethics curriculum and associate professor at VCU School of Dentistry …at the beginning of the twentieth century, America’s subordinated race was called colored. Later, we came to think of it as Negro, first with a lowercase and then with a capital […]

VCU School of Dentistry celebrates MLK Day and National Day of Racial Healing

Contributed by Carlos Smith, D.D.S., M.Div., director of diversity, equity and inclusion and the ethics curriculum and associate professor at VCU School of Dentistry Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Jan. 17 A celebrated humanitarian, civil rights activist, freedom fighter and advocate for nonviolent social change, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his […]

Lyndon Cooper named dean of VCU School of Dentistry

Lyndon F. Cooper, D.D.S., Ph.D., has been named dean of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, effective April 18. Cooper currently serves as associate dean for research and head of the Department of Oral Biology at University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) College of Dentistry. “Dr. Cooper is an internationally renowned and innovative patient-oriented researcher and […]

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