VCU School of Dentistry Ph.D. student receives National Institutes of Health grant to explore inflammatory disease processes

Hannah Lohner, a third-year student in the Ph.D. in Oral Health program at VCU School of Dentistry, was recently awarded an F31 Fellowship Grant from the National Institutes of Health totalling nearly $120,000 over three years. Working in the lab of Huizhi Wang, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor in the Philips Institute of Oral Health, Lohner […]

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 […]

VCU-led study is the first to assess dental faculty well-being during the pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic forced the world to withdraw for safety in 2020, faculty at dental schools did not report significant decreases in measures of their well-being, according to results from a study led by Carlos S. Smith, D.D.S., M.Div., at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry.  Recently published in the American Dental Education Association’s […]

Together again changing lives, one smile at a time

This article is reprinted with permission from The Virginia Home’s fall newsletter. Jeffrey Levin, D.D.S., began volunteering with The Home in the spring of 2021. Dr. Levin owned a prominent private dental office in the West End of Richmond and retired earlier this year. Serving as a clinical professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University School […]

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