This is the preliminary (or launch) version of the 2024-2025 VCU Bulletin. Courses that expose students to cutting-edge content and transformative learning may be added and notification of additional program approvals may be received prior to finalization. General education program content is also subject to change. The final edition and full PDF version will include these updates and will be available in August prior to the beginning of the fall semester.

Sharon K. Lanning, D.D.S.
Professor and chair

Faculty in the Department of Periodontics participate in the training of predoctoral dental students by emphasizing the evidence-based underpinnings of contemporary periodontics while providing innovative educational instruction. The department also trains specialists in periodontics via its postgraduate program. Furthermore, faculty provide outstanding care to patients through VCU Dental Care, the faculty practice of the VCU School of Dentistry.