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At the time of application the candidate must be a matriculated third year student at an American Dental Association accredited school of dentistry. The student must have successfully completed all third-year clinical requirements and be eligible to begin the fourth year of their dental education.

Interested students should complete and return the following:

  • Formal application (filled out in full)
  • Official dental school transcript
  • Two letters of recommentation — One letter should be from the dean of the dental school certifying the student's class rank and cumulative GPA, indicating that the candidate is making satisfactory progress in meeting the school's requirements toward graduating, and that he or she will be allowed to participate in our program
  • A 2x2 inch photo of yourself attached to the application

Application information

Address all inquiries and requests for applications to:

Robert A. Strauss, D.D.S., M.D.
Professor and residency program director
Virginia Commonwealth University
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
P.O. Box 980566
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0566

Phone: (804) 828-0602
Fax: (804) 828-0056
Email: rastraus@vcu.edu