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About Tegwyn

Dr. Tegwyn Brickhouse joined the faculty at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry in 2003, and is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.  In addition, she is the Director of the oral health services research core at the VCU Phillips Institute for Oral Health Research.

She has had several local and federally funded grants, including: A.D. Williams grant to examine “Oral Health in a Medical Setting”; 4-year NIH grant to examine “Oral Health Disparities in Publicly Insured Children”; and, VCU Institute for Women’s Health Community Based Participatory Research Award “Perinatal Influences on the Incidence of Early Childhood Caries.”

Tegwyn is a member of the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) Dental Advisory Committee for the Smiles for Children program, a fellow for the Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center with the AAPD, and is a former chair of the Virginia Oral Health Coalition board of directors.

She earned her dental degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and received her pediatric dentistry specialty training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also earned a PhD in Epidemiology at the UNC School of Public Health and completed a Dental Public Health residency at the North Carolina Oral Health Section in Raleigh, NC.

Tegwyn has two daughters and enjoys jogging, VCU basketball, Nebraska football, and fishing with her family.