Students at community outreach event

Missions of Mercy

Since July 2000, the school’s students and faculty have participated in Missions of Mercy projects, providing dental care to underserved areas of the state. So far, the MOM project has provided more than $40.8 million worth of free dental care for 61,800 patients.


The school’s clinical service-learning program sends senior dental and dental hygiene students to participate in community-based and private-practice clinics at collaborative service-learning sites.

Community outreach

Our dental hygienists, dental students and residents provide free oral health education lectures to organizations, schools and community groups in the Greater Richmond area in an effort to increase oral health awareness.

Jamaica Project

The Jamaica Project represents the VCU School of Dentistry's annual international humanitarian mission and affords selected dental students, along with faculty, a remarkable global experience in humanitarian care.

Contact information

Kim Isringhausen
Chair, Department of Oral Health Promotion and Community Outreach
VCU School of Dentistry
Phone: (804) 828-9096