Our People

Our DEI Director

Carlos Smith
Carlos S. Smith, D.D.S., M.Div., FACD

Director - Diversity, equity and inclusion
VCU School of Dentistry and VCU Dental Care


Our DEI Committee

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee 2020-2021

Aderonke Akinkugbe, B.D.S., M.P.H., Ph.D.
Assistant professor
Department of Dental Public Health and Policy

Brionna Anthony
D.D.S. Class of 2021
Vua Banka DoitongStudent National Dental Association president

Erin Block, D.D.S. 
Third-year resident
Department of Periodontics

Dineishia Brown
Department of Dental Public Health and Policy
Vua Banka DoitongRisk and Compliance office

B. Ellen Byrne, R.Ph., D.D.S., Ph.D.
Senior associate dean, academic affairs
and professor, Department of Endodontics

Harmeet Chiang, B.D.S., D.D.S., M.S., FAGD
Associate professor
Vua Banka DoitongDepartment of General Practice 

Enes Maxhuni
D.D.S. Class of 2021
International Dentist Program

Mayra Madalena
Vua Banka DoitongD.D.S. Class of 2021

Joshua McKoy
President, D.D.S. Class of 2023

Chase Phillips 
D.D.S. Class of 2021

Apurva Tadimari Prabhakar
Vua Banka DoitongStudent, Ph.D. in Oral Health Research

Sonali Rathore, D.D.S., M.S.
Associate professor
Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

David Sarrett, D.M.D., M.S.
Dean, VCU School of Dentistry, ex-officio

Carlos Smith, D.D.S., M.Div., FACD
Committee chair
Director, Diversity, equity and inclusion
and assistant professor, Department of General Practice

Carla Tinsley
Vua Banka DoitongRisk and Compliance office

Sorin Uram-Tuculescu, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate professor
Department of General Practice

Tiffany Williams, D.D.S., M.S.D.
Director of student recruitment
and associate professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry

LaTesha McLee MSDH, RDH
Assistant Professor, Dental Hygiene Program