Dean's blog

Respect, Tolerance, and Inclusiveness at the School of Dentistry

Dear School of Dentistry Community, In recent months the world, nation, and commonwealth have experienced tragedies that have their roots in human intolerance.  The intolerance and bias comes in all forms such as religious, racial, … Continue reading

Paul Dado Kim Earns Third Place the ADA/DENTSPLY Student Clinician Research Program

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

Dental Continuing Education Office Update

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

August Faculty Development Programs: CODA Advanced Education Program Preparations, Dental Trauma Research, and Promotion and Tenure

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

Dr. Clara M. Spatafore, D.D.S., M.S., Appointed Chair of the Department of Endodontics

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

Dr. Clara Spatafore, D.D.S., M.S., Appointed Interim Chair of the Department of Endodontics

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

Student feedback spurs new course offerings

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

2014 Call for Dean’s Faculty Excellence Awards

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

Presentation to the Old Dominion Dental Society

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

Dr. Thomas Koertge Appointed Director of Preclinical Sciences Education; Meredith Baines to Chair Curriculum Committee

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

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