News and events


Wed, 18 Nov 2015 13:30:08 +0000
Congratulations on your wonderful achievement. You have worked hard to reach this level of success and the entire faculty and staff are proud of what you have accomplished. Below you will find information about the … Continue reading
Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:07:06 +0000
Congratulations to Dr. Esra Sahingur, associate professor, Department of Periodontics, for her grant award of $1.9 million from the National Institutes of Health to study the cause of periodontitis and search for new options for prevention and … Continue reading
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:25:52 +0000
Last week, Dean David Sarrett, D.M.D., M.S., partnered with the Piedmont Virginia Dental Health Foundation to honor the Harvest Foundation, which operates the Martinsville Community Dental Clinic, with the Platinum Award for Exceptional Leadership in … Continue reading
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:56:50 +0000
The VCU School of Dentistry plans to offer a Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in oral health research starting in Fall 2015. The programs will train students to conduct basic and translational research in oral health … Continue reading
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:41:06 +0000
By Courtney Killough, D.D.S. Class of 2017 On August 21st, Alyssa Gutierrez and I traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada for the 24th Annual Hispanic Dental Association Conference at the Cosmopolitan Hotel. Leaving with nervous excitement … Continue reading
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:19:54 +0000
For four years, Dr. Ruben Garcia, professor of dentistry, has traveled from Univille University Dental School in Joinville, Brazil to the VCU School of Dentistry in the name of research. As a visiting faculty member, … Continue reading
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:48:25 +0000
Dr. Matt Detar (D.D.S. ’07) of the Department of Endodontics and Dr. Erika Lentini of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry are about to graduate from their residency programs, and they now can add research awards … Continue reading
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:14:20 +0000
This spring, the VCU School of Dentistry hosted four visiting dental faculty members from the Stomatological Hospital in Qingdao, China. Drs. Berry Yang, Judy Zhu, Tom Tang and Ben Zen visited Richmond, Va., in April … Continue reading
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 17:37:37 +0000
The 2014 MCV Campus Reunion took place April 11 through April 13 in Richmond, Va., and nearly 500 alumni and family members converged on campus to celebrate the occasion. The tradition of reunion giving has … Continue reading
Wed, 21 May 2014 20:52:43 +0000
Tammy Swecker (B.S. ’93, M.Ed. ’05), associate professor, Department of Oral Health Promotion and Community Outreach, has been selected as one of the 2014-2015 VCU Service-Learning Faculty Fellows. She was selected from a competitive pool … Continue reading

Dean's blog

Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:56:58 +0000
Paul Dado Kim (D 2018) participated in the ADA/DENTSPLY Student Clinician Research Program at the 2015 American Dental Association (ADA) Annual Session which was held in Washington DC last weekend and won the 3rd place … Continue reading
Mon, 14 Sep 2015 18:54:10 +0000
Dr. Perry Jones has been serving as our Director Continuing Education since 2011.  At the end of September, Dr. Jones will be stepping down as director but will continue as a part-time faculty member and … Continue reading
Tue, 18 Aug 2015 19:55:23 +0000
I am pleased to announce the upcoming programs for Friday August 28th.  Dr. Janina Lewis, Director of Faculty Advancement, and I will conduct a session for new faculty members on the faculty promotion and tenure … Continue reading
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:35:52 +0000
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Clara Spatafore as chair of the Department Endodontics.  She has been serving as the interim department chair since October 2014.   Dr. Spatafore attended West Virginia University … Continue reading
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 16:23:20 +0000
I am delighted to announce the Dr. Clara Spatafore has joined our faculty and will serve as the interim chair of the Department Endodontics.  Dr. Spatafore was born in Clarksburg, WV, attended West Virginia University … Continue reading
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 19:19:14 +0000
Every year prior to graduation, senior students are asked to provide feedback on their overall educational experience that is used to improve the dental and dental hygiene programs. Over the past several years, graduating dental … Continue reading
Wed, 14 May 2014 19:40:59 +0000
To recognize the many accomplishments of our faculty, I am pleased to send out this call for nominations for the following faculty awards: Dean’s Faculty Excellence Award for Didactic Teaching Dean’s Faculty Excellence Award for … Continue reading
Mon, 28 Apr 2014 16:34:01 +0000
I was pleased to be invited to provide an update on the VCU School of Dentistry and discuss recruitment of underrepresented minority students. This marked the 101th year for the ODDS. Additional speakers I was … Continue reading
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:34:30 +0000
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Tom Koertge as the Director of Preclinical Sciences Education, reporting primarily to the Senior Associate Dean, Dr. Ellen Byrne, and secondarily to the dean for these … Continue reading
Mon, 06 Jan 2014 15:42:28 +0000
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Richard Archer as the Director of Clinical Sciences Education, and he will report primarily to the dean and secondarily to the Senior Associate Dean, Dr. Ellen … Continue reading


Clinical and Educational Seminar Series
December 9, 2015

Dental Hygiene Program Open House
December 9, 2015

Philips Institute Seminar Series
December 10, 2015

General Admission Interview Days
December 11, 2015

General Admission Interview Days
January 8, 2016

Dental Hygiene Program Open House
January 11, 2016

Dental Hygiene Program Open House
February 8, 2016

Admission Committee Meetings
February 12, 2016

White Coat D2018 (D2) and DH2017 (DH3)
February 26, 2016

Dental Hygiene Program Open House
March 9, 2016