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 […]

Faculty endodontic research and pre-doc clinic update

Sameer D. Jain, B.D.S., M.S., M.S.D. Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics Assistant Professor Director, Urgent Care Clinic Research in any dental field drives innovation and technology to ultimately improve patient care. Science is the specialty’s best advocate for the value of saving teeth. At the VCU Department of Endodontics, we strive towards new discoveries through […]

Endo clinic update

by Ryan Brown, Endodontic Practice Manager 2020 has been quite the year so far! We here in the Graduate Endodontic Practice have endured many changes and adversity due to the pandemic but have come out on the other side stronger than ever. The clinic was closed from March 16 to June 11. During that time […]

Meet our first-year endodontics residents

Abdullah Alawadhi, D.D.S. (D.D.S. ’15/D) Dr. Alawadhi is from Kuwait. He attended VCU for both undergraduate and dental school. After receiving his D.D.S., he went back to Kuwait to practice for two years. He completed AEGD residency program at VCU before joining the endodontics residency program. He enjoys spending time with family, playing tennis, and […]

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 […]

“Brain Fog” in Oral Diagnostic Sciences – a COVID-19 update

by Duane Schafer, D.D.S., M.S., professor The challenges this pandemic has confronted us with as individuals, as practice partners, and business entities have been unprecedented to say the least. We know first-hand that many offices of our alumni remained open throughout the early spring and summer while continuing to provide emergent and time-critical care to […]

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