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Lori Turner, CDA

Lori Turner, CDA

DAU instructor

General Practice
Lyons Dental Building
520 North 12th Street
Box 980566
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0566
Phone: (804) 467-1082
Email: lturner6@vcu.edu


  • B.S. in Health Administration, University of Phoenix, 2012
  • A.A. in Health Care Administration, Axia College, 2010


Health Administration - Health Management, Regulatory Compliance in Healthcare, Four-Handed Dentistry, Expanded Functions Dental Assisting

Professional affiliations

  • Continuing Education Advisory Committee - VCU SOD
  • Dental Assisting National Board (DANB)
Lori Turner is a clinical instructor working with dental students in the Dental Auxiliary Utilization (DAU) clinical rotation. Her focus is on collaborating with faculty dentists and teaching students the fundamentals of four-handed dentistry. Lori is a Certified Dental Assistant through the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) with over 18 years of clinical experience. In 2003, Lori graduated from Harcum College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania with a permit in Expanded Functions Dental Assisting. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Health Administration with a concentration on Health Management in 2012 from the University of Phoenix.
Lori relocated to Richmond, VA and began at VCU School of Dentistry in 2006 as a dental/surgical assistant in Faculty Practice. She then transitioned to the General Practice department within the predoc clinics and began the newly restructured DAU clinical rotation in 2012. Lori is also a member of the Continuing Education Advisory Committee here at VCU SOD. Outside of dentistry, she is an avid yoga practitioner and is passionate about writing.