SNDA raises awareness through 5th Annual Oral Cancer Walk

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

Researchers identify key enzyme found in disease-causing bacteria responsible for heart valve disease

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

First chair to support program, honor mentor

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

Faculty member and alumna inducted into honor society

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

Lots of smiles on Give Kids a Smile Day

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

Service-learning program receives national recognition

The VCU School of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Promotion and Community Outreach was selected as a 2014 Outstanding Service-Learning Collaboration in Higher Education. The award is presented by the Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and … Continue reading

VCU Dental Care rebranding distinguishes clinical practices

Originally posted to, January 29, 2014 By Eliza Winston University Public Affairs (804) 828-1231   Today marks the official rollout of the new brand for VCU’s dental clinics – formerly known as Dentistry@VCU – … Continue reading

Dental Hygiene hits the Capitol

Registered dental hygienists and dental hygiene students from all over the state converged at the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond for Dental Hygiene Rally Day on Friday, January 24, 2014. VCU School of Dentistry faculty and … Continue reading

VCU Dental Care celebrates Give Kids a Smile Day

Free services available for children in need of dental care VCU Dental Care will celebrate Give Kids a Smile Day for children 0-18 years of age who do not have dental insurance. Services include cleaning, … Continue reading

Service-Learning Dental Hygiene Student Has Essay Published on Dental Needs in Assisted-Living Facilities

The dental hygiene program is pleased to announce that Miranda Spera, a Class of 2013 dental hygiene graduate,published an article in the Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research. The article is reflective of … Continue reading

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