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AAE Coolidge Award presented to Dean Spatafore

Dean Spatafore received the Coolidge Award from the American Association of Endodontists at a virtual ceremony on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Named for Edgar D. Coolidge, a pioneer in endodontics who was instrumental in establishing the AAE, the award recognizes individuals who exemplify his extraordinary vision, leadership, and dedication to the specialty. Recipients of this […]

It’s OK to not be OK

It’s OK to not be ok – Continued [racialized] violence and why dialogue matters in the journey to racial equity and inclusion By Carlos S. Smith, D.D.S., MDiv, FACD Director, Diversity Equity and Inclusion; Director, Ethics Curriculum Many in the dental profession are known to be high achievers – rightly so, navigating the landscape of […]

Celebrating Women’s History Month with Dean Spatafore

In celebration of Women’s History Month, our new virtual conversation series continues. Please join us on Thursday, March 11, at 5:15 p.m. for a conversation with VCU School of Dentistry’s first female dean, Dr. Clara Spatafore, also a past president of the American Association of Endodontists. Register directly via Zoom Webinar here. Women’s History Month […]

33rd annual ethics lecture Feb. 26, 2021

Karl Haden to present at 33rd annual ethics lecture Karl Haden, Ph.D., presents “Ethics, Leadership and the Future of the Dental Profession” on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, as part of the School of Dentistry’s Mirmelstein Ethics Lecture. The annual lecture is part of the school’s continuing education program. The virtual lecture begins at 9:00 a.m. […]

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 […]

School Leadership

Last week, Dr. David Sarrett stepped down as Dean of the VCU School of Dentistry. Please join me in acknowledging his many accomplishments and honoring his years of dedicated service to the school and our university. Dr. Sarrett has served as dean since 2010. During his tenure, the School of Dentistry achieved remarkable growth and […]

Abdulmajeed, Naavaal named Revere Scholars

Aous A. Abdulmajeed, B.D.S., Ph.D., director of biomaterials and assistant professor, Department of General Practice, and Shillpa Naavaal, B.D.S., M.S., M.P.H., assistant professor, Department of Dental Public Health and Policy, have been named Revere Scholars at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. Revere Scholars exemplify the highest standards of the oral health profession as […]

VCU Dental Care to reopen for dental appointments

“We are ready to serve you safely.” New safety and infection prevention measures in place to resume preventative, postponed, and non-emergent care VCU Dental Care is ready to resume preventative and postponed procedures for both pediatric and adult patients, such as placement of restorations and tooth replacements, gum treatments and cleanings, tooth extractions, cancer screening, and […]

Revere Scholars Named

Glass and Jain named Revere Scholars Recognizing outstanding achievements of junior faculty RICHMOND, Va. – June 25, 2019 – Sarah H. Glass (D.D.S ‘14), assistant professor, Oral Diagnostic Sciences, and Sameer D. Jain, B.D.S., M.S., M.S.D., assistant professor and Urgent Care Clinic director, were named Revere Scholars at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. […]

Celebrating the First 100

Celebrating the First 100 The “First 100 Dentists of Color” Celebration Brunch on Saturday, April 27, at Richmond’s Black History Museum and Cultural Center was a celebration of accomplishments, achievements and trailblazing where Erma Freeman (D.D.S.’77/D) was recognized as the school’s first black female graduate. The “First 100” initiative paves the way for the “Next 100” through […]

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