Featured Events
 
Saturday, April 25, 2015 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Free Oral Cancer Screenings

The Department of Oral and Facial Surgery will offer free oral, head and neck cancer screenings on Saturday, April 25, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 521 N. 11th St.

Those who are interested can call VCU Dental Care at (804) 628-0310 to schedule a screening. Walk-ins are also welcome.

April is National Oral Cancer Awareness Month.  Oral cancer affects approximately 42,000 Americans each year and is responsible for 8,000 deaths annually. The Oral Cancer Foundation reports that the death rate for oral cancer is greater than that of a number of other cancers including cervical, testicular, thyroid and skin cancers. Higher death rates are associated with oral cancer because it is difficult to diagnose and is often discovered at a very late stage. The common causes of oral cancer are tobacco use, excessive consumption of alcohol and more recently, the human papillomavirus (HPV). In a significant number of cases, oral cancer may be caused even in absence of the above factors, likely due to a genetic predisposition. 

Routine oral examinations by dental professionals can help detect cancer and pre-cancer stages in a timely fashion. Early detection remains the best method of prevention of oral cancer. Early detection can cure oral cancer and saves lives. 

Call VCU Dental Care at (804) 628-0310 to schedule a free oral cancer screening.

Address:

521 N. 11th Street
Richmond, Virginia 23298
Room 101-D 


 
Friday, May 1, 2015 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Dental Hygiene Program Open House

   The VCU Dental Hygiene Program will begin holding information sessions for all of those interested. We will be going over the basics of the program, as well as going over admissions requirements and the application process. We will do navigation through the website from beginning to end, highlighting the information that pertains to preparing for entry into our DH program. This is also a great opportunity to ask specific questions you may have. Access to clinic areas is limited to patients, faculty, students and staff in accordance with OSHA guidelines, but we will be able to tour the Dental Hygiene offices and classrooms.

Our Spring sessions will take place:

Monday, January 12 10:00-11:30 am

Friday, February 13 2:00-3:30 pm

Monday, March 2 10:00-11:30 am

Tuesday, April 14 2:00-3:30 pm

 Friday, May 1 2:00-3:30 pm


Please respond to hises@vcu.edu with confirmation of the date you would like to attend.  We look forward to meeting you all!


 
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 12:05 PM to 12:50 PM
Clinical and Educational Seminar Series
Dr. Tiffany Williams, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, "The Role of Vitamin D Deficiency in Early Childhood Caries."

 
Thursday, May 14, 2015 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
VCU School of Dentistry Open House

Prospective dental students: we're hosting an open house on Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 2-4 p.m.!

We'll go over the basics of the D.D.S. program as well as admissions requirements and the application process. And attendees will have a chance to tour the dental school facilities.  Register online today at http://goo.gl/forms/xu6ydBnWmq.

Register online today for this FREE event!

Please contact Lindsay Smith at smithlj2@vcu.edu or 804-628-2283 with any questions.


 
Saturday, June 13, 2015 All day event
Special Olympics Special Smiles Mission of Mercy
Special Olympics Special Smiles Mission of Mercy
University of Richmond 
June 13, 2015

 
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 12:05 PM to 12:50 PM
Clinical and Educational Seminar Series
Dr. Karan Replogle, Department of Endodontics, "Intra-pulpal Cracks - classification and prevalence."
 

 
Friday, July 17, 2015 All day event
Wise County Mission of Mercy
Wise County Mission of Mercy
Wise County Fairgrounds
July 17-19, 2015
1010 Fairgound Road, Wise, VA 24293


 
Saturday, July 18, 2015 All day event
Wise County Mission of Mercy
Wise County Mission of Mercy
Wise County Fairgrounds
July 18-20, 2014
1010 Fairgound Road, Wise, VA 24293


 
Sunday, July 19, 2015 All day event
Wise County Mission of Mercy
Wise County Mission of Mercy
Wise County Fairgrounds
July 18-20, 2014
1010 Fairgound Road, Wise, VA 24293


 
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 12:05 PM to 12:50 PM
Clinical and Educational Seminar Series
Kim Insringhausen, Department of Oral health Promotion and Community Outreach, "Addressing Health Care Disparities and Access to Dental Care while improving Education: Schools of Dentistry and Federally Qualified Health Center."

 
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 12:05 PM to 12:50 PM
Clinical and Educational Seminar Series
Dr. Eser Tufecki, Department of Orthodontics, "White spot lesions."

 
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 12:05 PM to 12:50 PM
Clinical and Educational Seminar Series
Dr. Jack Gunsolley, Department of Periodontics, AxiUm -mining patient databases to improve clinical care.