VCU School of Dentistry

Project Lead:
Kim Isringhausen, BSDH, RDH, MPH
Assistant Professor and Chair
Phone: (804) 828-9096

Kim T. Isringhausen has been on the faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry for 16 years. Over the past seven years, Ms. Isringhausen has served as the Director of the Division of Dental Hygiene and as the Director of Service-Learning Programs for both senior dental and dental hygiene students. Most recently, she led the creation of a new department in the School of Dentistry, the Department of Oral Health Promotion and Community Outreach, and was appointed department chair in January 2012. Ms. Isringhausen also holds a position as Dental Workforce Faculty Coordinator with VCU Health Systems, Office of Health Innovation. Ms. Isringhausen earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry and completed her graduate studies at VCU School of Medicine earning a Master of Public Health degree.

Project Summary

The VCU School of Dentistry is awarded $70,541 to develop a model for dental and dental hygiene community service programs with underserved community partners and schools. The programs will educate dental professional students, patients and inner-city school students; increase oral health literacy; improve health outcomes; and ultimately increase the workforce for future dental professionals. The purpose of the program is to benefit underserved communities and inner-city school students with a shared mission of education and service in oral health. The program will increase oral health in these communities and awareness of oral health professions.

VCU School of Dentistry
520 North 12th Street
PO Box 980566
Richmond, VA 23298
Phone: (804) 828-9190

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