Tag: VCU School of Dentistry

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Frank Macrina – a feather in our cap

Professor, researcher, scientist, author, administrator… friend. Longtime member of the VCU community and founding director of the Philips Institute for Oral and Craniofacial Molecular Biology, now the Philips Institute for Oral Health Research, Francis L. Macrina, Ph.D., received the Presidential Medallion at VCU’s May Commencement exercises. Established in 1984 by the VCU Board of Visitors, […]

Endodontics graduate program update June 2019

Greetings from the VCU Endodontic Residency Program! The residents are thriving, the literature reviews are ongoing and life is busy if you have been an endodontic resident over this past year. Since I last had the opportunity to write we have seen six more months fly by with many highlights to update you about. Looking […]