School of Dental Medicine


SoDM Class of 2018 Graduation 

Graduation for the School of Dental Medicine’s Class of 2018 is rapidly approaching. Graduates will participate in ECU’s Commencement and the School of Dental Medicine Convocation Ceremony on Friday, May 4th. To learn more about these events, please continue reading.



Hello Alumni

Faculty and staff of the School of Dental Medicine would love to meet with you at the beachy Coastal Lounge on May 17, 2018, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. during the North Carolina Dental Society’s 162nd Annual Session in Myrtle Beach, May 17-20. The alumni get together will be a casual meet ‘n greet with faculty, classmates, and colleagues. If you plan

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Study finds people with diabetes visit the dentist less frequently

A study led by researchers at East Carolina University and New York University showed that adults with diabetes are less likely to visit the dentist than people with prediabetes or without diabetes, even though they are at increased risk for periodontal disease. The study, published by The Journal of the American Dental Association, used data from 2004 to 2014 that

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Dr. Richard W. Valachovic, D.M.D., M.P.H

Placing dentists where they can do the most good

Dr. Richard W. Valachovic, D.M.D., M.P.H., president and CEO of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) explores the benefits of creating a dental school committed to educating dentists for practice in rural areas of the state. Will the investment in the ECU School of Dental Medicine pay off for the people of North Carolina? Dr. Valachovic examines the topic in

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ECU School of Dental Medicine’s Dianne Caprio, DDS on HealthWatch

Faculty dentists, students, and residents are helping to improve the health and quality of life of North Carolinians across the state. Dr. Dianne Caprio, faculty director of the school’s Community Service Learning Center in Bolivia, N.C., discusses her center with Amy Myers of Novant Hospital’s Health Watch program. The interview airs daily at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on ATMC

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Faculty present implant workshop during Old North State Dental Society meeting

The School of Dental Medicine hosted the Old North State Dental Society (ONSDS) for its annual spring meeting on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Ledyard E. Ross Hall. The meeting began with welcoming remarks from Dr. F. Vincent Allison, III, ONSDS president, and Dr. Greg Chadwick, dean of the School of Dental Medicine. The school’s Department of Surgical Sciences Periodontology Division

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