Periodontics research news

When you see him, please congratulate Dr. Zhao Lin upon receiving his first R01 grant. The title is “Epigenetic Regulation of Periodontal Inflammation,” which is supported by the National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research of the NIH. He will evaluate the epigenetic changes in patients with periodontitis and test the therapeutic potential of a […]

AOP update: future home of VCU Dental Care clinics

The VCU Health System’s new Adult Outpatient Pavilion (AOP) is currently under construction at the corner of North 10th and East Leigh streets. The AOP will be the future home of nearly all of the VCU School of Dentistry clinics. This state-of-the-art facility affords our dental school bragging rights as the first in the country […]

Periodontics resident news

by Dr. Tom Waldrop, M.S. (D.D.S. ’73/D) Class of 2020 The Class of 2020 experienced an ending to their residency program like no other!  They each successfully defended their Master Thesis by remote conferencing as follows:   Dr. Jill Beitz (D.D.S. ’15/D; M.S. ’20/D): The Effects of Exosomes on the Regeneration of Rat Calvaria  Dr. Peter […]

Periodontics undergraduate news

American Dental Education Association, Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program by Thomas E. Koertge, D.M.D., Ph.D. The American Dental Education Association, Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program (ADCP) introduces students to the academic side of dentistry. For the last two years, Dr. Thomas Koertge has mentored three dental students through the program, which includes interviewing multiple faculty, […]

Periodontics staff update

The academic and clinical staff of the Department of Periodontics are superb. Faye Miles continues to shine in the academic office, keeping us organized and productive. She has been the “glue” of the department in so many ways through these crazy times. Shelby Haynes has retired from her administrative position for the second time this […]

Gratitude for affiliate faculty

For the current academic year, part-time faculty positions in the Department of Periodontics were only offered on a volunteer basis. It is with heart-filled gratitude that we recognize our current Affiliate Faculty for their outstanding dedication and service to our department, and thereby to the profession of periodontology. These talented periodontists contribute immensely to undergraduate […]

Fall message from the chair

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the way we live, study, work and connect with each other. I hope this message finds you and your family well, both physically and emotionally, during these unprecedented and challenging times. I also hope your staff and patients are safe as you continue to adapt to new […]

Gary Hartwell Faculty Endowment Fund update

$10,900. That’s how close we are to maintaining the VCU School of Dentistry Department of Endodontics’ competitive edge. We’re only $10,900 away from our $150,000 goal to endow the Gary R. Hartwell, D.D.S., M.S., Junior Faculty Endowment in Endodontics. Endodontists understand the importance of endodontists training residents. And you know that’s how it’s done at […]

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 […]

Grad endo and COVID-19: an update

by Garry Myers, D.D.S. VCU Endodontic Graduate Program Director R. Neil Dodds Professor in Endodontics In what seemed like a blink of an eye, the year 2020 quickly transitioned into one unlike any other in recent memory – the year of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the rapid impact that the coronavirus had on teaching institutions […]

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