Category results for: VCU School of Dentistry Department of Endodontics

Spatafore named interim dean

Clara M. Spatafore, D.D.S., M.S., has been named interim dean of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry.  As the current chair of the VCU School of Dentistry’s Department of Endodontics and Oral Diagnostic Sciences, Dr. Spatafore comes to her new role with experience as an oral health and dental education insider. “Dr. Spatafore is […]

Notes from the Endodontics Chair – September 2020

Greetings to our VCU Department of Endodontics alumni and friends.   Well, starting this off saying the world has changed since our last news update would be a huge cliché at this point in time. Here at the school we cringe every time we hear the words “new normal’ or “fluid situation.” That just means more […]

AAE Foundation wins 2020 ADEAGies Award

One of the AAE Foundation for Endodontics’ flagship programs is the Endodontic Educator Fellowship Award, which supports outstanding educators who commit a minimum of five years to a full-time academic career in endodontics. Recipients of the award receive up to $250,000 in funding, disbursed over five years, in recognition of the critical role educators play […]

Endo radiology update

Aniket Jadhav, D.D.S., M.D.S., M.S.H.A. Associate professor Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, staff and faculty worked very hard to complete all radiology courses in a timely fashion. Upgrades, new equipment and technology help keep us up to date and more. Staying up to date The clinic is now equipped with new […]

Orofacial Pain Clinic: a popular new offering

by Shawn McMahon, D.D.S., M.S., associate professor The VCU Oral Diagnostic Sciences Department continued to grow over the past year with the addition of an Orofacial Pain clinical component (integrated with Oral Medicine). Since opening our books in November 2019, the Orofacial Pain Clinic has evaluated and treated a multitude of patients with complicated chronic […]

A New Year’s message from the endodontics chair: Dr. Clara Spatafore

Happy New Year! As my family will attest, I love New Year’s resolutions. I make them for myself every year, but I often make them for family members.  (Some have been more appreciative than others!) I could probably use the terms “accomplishments” or “goals,” but where is the fun that? As a driven endodontist, I […]

A message from John Svirsky, D.D.S., Class of 1973

As I think back on my 44 years in dental education and get ready to retire from Virginia Commonwealth University, and prepare to write the last chapters of my life, I can only think of how quickly it went by. It has been in the blink of an eye since I arrived at VCU in […]

New admissions dean – an endodontist!

Mary Pettiette, D.D.S., president of the American Association of Endodontists Foundation board of trustees, has been named dean of admissions at the VCU School of Dentistry. She comes to VCU from the University of North Carolina Adams School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill where she most recently served as associate dean of admissions and student life. At […]

Welcome: Shawn McMahon

Please welcome Shawn McMahon, D.D.S., M.S., to the Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences. An associate professor of orofacial pain, Dr. McMahon is a 2005 graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. After graduation, he completed both AEGD and Advanced Clinical Dentistry training with the Air Force where he worked as a general dentist […]

Oral Diagnostic Sciences update

by Dr. Duane Schafer Out with the old, in with the new This familiar phrase became a part of the mainstream vernacular in 1976, with the introduction of the popular television show, Logan’s Run. In Logan’s Run, it is the year 2274 and anyone under age 30 lives a protected, sheltered life within the confines […]

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