Congratulations on your upcoming matriculation into the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry.
We have set up a website for incoming students on the School of Dentistry intranet. You will find information on required reading and tasks to be completed prior to coming to school.
The School of Dentistry intranet is password protected. If you have not retrieved your eID, go to the the VCU eID finder website, supply your V Number and your birthdate and click find. Once you have your eID, create your password and choose backup security questions.
We look forward to your becoming a part of the history and tradition of excellent dental practitioners representing the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry.
The VCU School of Dentistry’s White Coat Ceremony symbolizes dental and dental hygiene students’ entrance into the health-care profession of dentistry and marks their transition from the study of preclinical to clinical health sciences.
Each member in the D.D.S. Class of 2023 and Dental Hygiene Class of 2022 will receive 5 tickets for invited friends and family to join them in celebrating this important event. Students participating in the ceremony do not need a ticket to enter.
Students should arrive no later than 1:00 p.m. with their white coats pressed and ready for presentation. Students should enter the Convention Center from the 3rd and Marshall Street entrance. Upon arrival, proceed to Exhibit Hall A which is located next to Exhibit Hall B where the ceremony will take place. Dress code for the men - dress shirt and tie with dress slacks, for the ladies - nice dress or blouse and dress slacks.
Guests should proceed to Exhibit Hall B to locate their seating. Guests will sit with their student being coated. The family group of 6 seats will be labeled with the student’s first and last name. Please locate the seating diagrams to find your family group. Based on seating capacity and fire safety regulations, all invited guests must have a ticket to enter Exhibit Hall B. Fully vaccinated students and guests do not need to wear a mask. Masks are optional for those who have not been vaccinated.
I, as a member of the dental profession, will keep this pledge and these stipulations.
I understand and accept that my primary responsibility is to my patients, and I shall dedicate myself to render, to the best of my ability, the highest standard of oral health care and to maintain a relationship of respect and confidence. Therefore, let all come to me safe in the knowledge that their total health and well-being are my first considerations.
I shall accept the responsibility that, as a professional, my competence rests on continuing the attainment of knowledge and skill in the arts and sciences of dentistry.
I acknowledge my obligation to support and sustain the honor and integrity of the profession, and to conduct myself in all endeavors such that I shall merit the respect of patients, colleagues and my community. I further commit myself to the betterment of my community for the benefit of all of society.
I shall faithfully observe the Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct set forth by the profession.
All this I pledge with pride in my commitment to the profession and the public which it serves.
— Written by VCU faculty member Robert Strauss and a group of VCU students in 1990; adopted by the American Dental Association
The Office of Continuing Education provides educational curriculum that actively engages the learner in acquiring new information and skills. Our faculty respond proactively to changing and advancing technology in dentistry by offering education programs which provide the skills needed to maintain and enhance clinical competency. Our office serves the public interest by providing educational opportunities for dental health care professionals which meet remediation requirements set by the Virginia Board of Dentistry.
Our online registration and payment website allows participants to manage their continuing education quickly and easily.
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