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.

Contact information

Michelle McGregor, RDH, BS, M.Ed
Director of Community and Collaborative Partnerships
Department of Dental Public Health and Policy
VCU School of Dentistry

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.

Study abroad programs

The VCU School of Dentistry study abroad programs are available to fourth-year dental students who are required to meet a number of criteria including academic standing and a strong service history. Students apply for the opportunity to experience dental education through partner institutions in Brazil, China, and Slovenia.