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David C. Sarrett, D.M.D., M.S.

Associate Vice President, Faculty Affairs
Dean, School of Dentistry

Educational Background
Dr. David C. Sarrett received his D.M.D. from the University of Florida College of Dentistry in 1977. He served as instructor, assistant professor and then associate professor of operative dentistry at the University of Florida from 1978 until 1993. He completed an M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering with emphasis on polymers and composite at the University of Florida in 1988. While on faculty at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, he was actively involved in research in the Specialized Materials Science Research Center in the Department of Dental Biomaterials.

VCU Service
In 1993, Sarrett accepted the position of chair, Department of General Practice in the School of Dentistry at VCU. He continued his service in teaching and research while serving as department chair at VCU and in 1999, he was promoted to the rank of professor.

Sarrett became the assistant dean for academic affairs at VCU School of Dentistry in 2000 and led the accreditation process for the school’s nine dental education programs. In 2003, Sarrett was appointed associate vice president for health sciences, academic affairs for VCU. In 2010, he was appointed as Dean of the VCU School of Dentistry. He continues to serve as the Associate Vice President for Health Sciences for Faculty Affairs.

Professional Affiliations
Sarrett is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Dental Education Association, the International Association for Dental Research, the Academy of Operative Dentistry and the Academy of Dental Materials, and he is a fellow in the American College of Dentists. He has served as the President of the IADR Dental Materials Group, a member of the Board of Directors of the Academy of Dental Materials and as transactions editor for the Academy of Dental Materials. Sarrett has made numerous scientific and clinical presentations locally, nationally and internationally and has published more than 40 articles and abstracts. He has practiced general dentistry since graduating from dental school. Sarrett served as a member of the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs and an associate editor for the Journal of the American Dental Association. Sarrett is also the editor for the ADA Professional Products Review, which debuted in July 2006.

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