David C. Sarrett, D.M.D., M.S.
Associate Vice President, Faculty Affairs
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.
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. In 2003, Sarrett was appointed associate vice president for health sciences, academic affairs for VCU. In 2010, he was appointed Dean of the VCU School of Dentistry and continued to serve as the Associate Vice President for Health Sciences for Faculty Affairs. In 2021 he stepped down as dean and continues to serve as associate vice president for health sciences.
Sarrett is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Dental Education Association, the International Association for Dental Research, and the Academy of Dental Materials, and he is a fellow in the American College of Dentists and the International 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 continues to practiced general dentistry. Sarrett served as a member of the American Dental Association’s (ADA) Council on Scientific Affairs and Council on Dental Education and Licensure. He served on the Virginia Dental Association Board of Directors and the ADA 16th District Caucus of the House of Delegates.