VCU Dental Scholars

This program will be Hybrid - A majority of the sessions will be held via Zoom.  Students are required to utilize their cameras at all times during Zoom sessions.  If covid numbers are low enough in Spring 2022, students may have the opportunity to visit the School of Dentistry in-person during the last two sessions in April.  More information will be provided to program participants if conditions permit an in-person lab experience as the dates get closer.  Program will be VIRTUAL in 2022. 

Eligibility requirements

Greater Richmond area students in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 who are interested in exploring a career in dentistry. Students must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 or above.

Program description

VCU Dental Scholars is an after-school program that meets twice a month for 90-minute workshops. Program participants will have the opportunity to be paired with a VCU pre-dental mentor student to explore topics such as choosing a college, financing dental school, public speaking, and more! Scholars students will also have the opportunity to carve a tooth out of soap, make a dental impression, and learn how to suture!

There is no cost for the program; dental lab supplies are provided. Commitment to full attendance (all 8 sessions) is required to participate.


Jan 1, 2022 - Apr 27, 2022


VCU Health Campus. 


For inquiries about Dental Scholars, please contact Lindsay Smith,, 804-628-2283