The VCU Department of Pediatric Dentistry offers an ongoing shadowing program for college students interested in pursuing a career in pediatric dentistry. The one day visit includes meeting our faculty, residents, and staff and observing delivery of care. We ask that you dress in business attire or scrubs.

Students interested in participating in the shadowing program should email a request with the following information.

  1. Letter of intent
  2. Name of the college being attended
  3. Year in school
  4. First and second preference of dates to attend the shadowing program

Upon acceptance to the program, students will be required to attest to following HIPAA and CDC Bloodborne Pathogen guidelines.

Contact us

Requests for shadowing or further information may be directed to:

Kelly J. Heard
Administrative Assistant 
Department of Pediatric Dentistry 
Virginia Commonwealth University 
School of Dentistry 
P.O. Box 980566 
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0566

Phone: (804) 828-1790