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Carol N. Brooks, D.D.S.

Carol N. Brooks, D.D.S.

Associate professor

General Practice
Lyons Dental Building
520 North 12th Street
Box 980566
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0566
Phone: (804) 828-2977
Fax: (804) 828-3159
Email: cnbrooks@vcu.edu


  • A.E.G.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, 1995
  • D.D.S., Virginia Commonwealth University, 1994
  • B.S. in Dental Hygiene, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1975
Dr. Carol N. Brooks currently serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of General Practice, at the School of Dentistry, Medical College of Virginia. She graduated from VCU/MCV in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene and subsequently taught in the Dental Hygiene Program at the dental school from 1977 to 1978 and then again from 1980 to 1985. During this time she was also practicing dental hygiene in the private practice setting from 1975 to 1984. In 1983, she became the Coordinator for Clinical Trials in the Department of Periodontics, organizing and administrating various clinical trials for major pharmaceutical companies conducting research in the dental school. She has also been a co-investigator in the Clinical Research Center for Periodontal Disease at the school since 1987.

Her dental education was obtained at the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University completing her D.D.S. degree in 1994.  She also, received a post-graduate residency certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry in 1995.  Dr. Brooks also served as the Clinical Director for the acclaimed Virginia Mission of Mercy Projects from 1990 to 2011, providing free dental care to under-served and uninsured people of Virginia.  While holding this position, she also served as a strong liaison between VCU School of Dentistry and the Virginia Dental Association.  She also maintains an active private practice in General Dentistry including Esthetic Dentistry and Implants.  Outside of her teaching responsibilities, she thoroughly enjoys time with her children and grandchildren.

Research interests

  • Dentin bonding
  • Composite resins
  • Periodontal research in the areas of genetic risk and immunology
  • Clinical aspects of general dentistry