News and events


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
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:12:07 +0000
Oral cancer has a fatality rate higher than that of skin, cervical or thyroid cancer, yet the general public is unaware of this cancer. The Student National Dental Association has started an initiative to raise … Continue reading
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:27:07 +0000
By Sathya Achia Abraham University Public Affairs, VCU Across the Spectrum ( A disease-causing bacterium found in the mouth needs manganese, a trace mineral, in order to cause a serious heart infection, according to a … Continue reading
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:28:10 +0000
An endowed chair is one of the highest forms of recognition provided by a university to an individual, and the VCU School of Dentistry is proud to officially announce its first endowed chair – the … Continue reading
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 18:11:08 +0000
It is with great pleasure that the Sigma Phi Alpha  honor society announces the induction of Tammy Swecker (B.S. ’93, M.Ed. ’05), associate professor, Dental Hygiene Program, Department of Oral Health Promotion and Community Outreach. Sigma … Continue reading
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 18:40:12 +0000
The VCU School of Dentistry celebrated another successful year of the Give Kids a Smile (GKAS) Day program. A total of 82 patients received 507 procedures worth $32,229 in free dental care. The effort was … Continue reading

Dean's blog

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
Mon, 16 Dec 2013 18:30:17 +0000
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Janina Lewis as Director of Faculty Advancement. Dr. Lewis will assist the dean with implementation of the School of Dentistry promotion and tenure processes and serve … Continue reading
Mon, 14 Oct 2013 15:28:10 +0000
I was pleased to be invited to Martinsville, Virginia last week by the Piedmont Virginia Dental Health Foundation to participate in their awards program for volunteers who help keep the dental clinic where our students … Continue reading
Tue, 08 Oct 2013 17:36:54 +0000
Last week I held three staff forums to present updates on the university and school.  Three sessions were held to give the staff the best opportunity to participate.  The topics included: University and school of … Continue reading
Tue, 03 Sep 2013 19:58:07 +0000
I am pleased to announce that Dr. Andrew Yeudall has been appointed as the Director of Basic Dental Science Education. This is a new, and critical, administrative appointment to provide leadership in the delivery of … Continue reading
Sun, 11 Aug 2013 14:45:42 +0000
I posted my slides from an update presentation to the School of Dentistry faculty on August 2, 2013. Topics include: Reminder of VCU Branding Standards Administrative Changes School of Dentistry Awards & Recognition Ceremony – … Continue reading
Sat, 03 Aug 2013 20:09:41 +0000
I received this letter from former Virginia Dental Association president, Dr. Emanuel Michaels to dental students in 1984. I think you can take the date off the letter it is nearly 100% correct in today’s … Continue reading


School of Dentistry Awards Ceremony
September 15, 2014

Grundy Mission of Mercy
October 4, 2014 - October 5, 2014