Pediatric dentistry recruits new faculty

The VCU Department of Pediatric Dentistry added two full-time members, Dr. Patrice B. Wunsch effective August 1, 2011 and Dr. Malinda Husson effective July 1, 2011.

Dr. Wunsch received her dental degree from Marquette University in 1986 and then completed five years of active service in the United States Army. In 2002, she graduated from the University of Maryland in Baltimore with a certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and a MS in Oral Biology. She was Board Certified in Pediatric Dentistry in 2006. She was an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland since 2003 and, in 2007, became Chief of Dental Services at Kernan Hospital. Dr. Wunsch serves as Associate Professor and Director of Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry.


Dr. Husson attended Marshall University and obtained her BS in 1998. In 2002 she graduated from  West Virginia University School of Dentistry in Morgantown, WV with a DDS. Dr. Husson completed a General Practice Residency at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, DC in 2003 and then practiced as a general dentist providing care for special needs patients in Harrisonburg, Va. from 2003 to 2004. She attended Mount Sinai Medical Center School of Medicine Dental Anesthesiology residency program from 2004 to 2006 and practiced dental anesthesiology and general dentistry from 2006 to 2009 in Alexandria, VA.  In 2009 she completed a 2 year MSD program in Pediatric Dentistry at VCU. Dr. Husson serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and as Director of Anesthesia Services for the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.


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