Martinsville Community Dental Clinic honored for commitment to oral health

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

New M.S. and Ph.D. opportunities in Oral Health Research

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

The Hispanic Dental Association gets our S.E.A.L. of approval

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

VCU collaborates with Univille University on research

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

VCU School of Dentistry residents win research awards

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

Guest faculty from Qingdao, China visits VCU

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

Classmates remembered through memorial scholarships

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

Faculty member named service-learning fellow

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

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

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