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James C. Burns, D.D.S., Ph.D., M.S.Ed.

James C. Burns, D.D.S., Ph.D., M.S.Ed.

Chairman and professor of oral pathology

Oral Diagnostic Sciences
Lyons Dental Building
520 North 12th Street
Box 980566
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0566
Phone: (804) 828-1778
Fax: (804) 828-6234
Email: jcburns@vcu.edu


  • Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1979
  • M.S.Ed., University of Southern California, 1975
  • D.D.S., Virginia Commonwealth University, 1972
  • B.S., Virginia Military Institute, 1968

Board certification

  • American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

Research interests

  • Oral cancer
  • Topical medicines for oral ulcers and aphthous ulcers
  • Retrospective analysis of oral lesions
  • Oral virology