RSDM News

RSDM Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Oral Cancer Screening and Health Fair Event

Carrie Stetler | May 15, 2018

Since 1998, RSDM’s  health fair has screened thousands of patients for signs of oral cancer and raised awareness of the disease. Organizers of the event, held earlier this month, celebrated its 20th anniversary by screening nearly 250 residents of Integrity House, one of the state’s largest non-profit provider for treatment of substance abuse disorders.

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At RSDM, Give Kids a Smile Lives Up to Its Name

Carrie Stetler | February 5, 2018

On Give Kids a Smile Day, RSDM was filled with tooth fairies, magic and games. But students, faculty and staff were on a serious mission: to prevent dental decay, one of the most prevalent diseases among children.

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Student Shows Them Who’s ‘Floss Boss’

Carrie Stetler | January 3, 2018

It seems like an impossible goal, but Stephanie Gomez is determined. “I’m trying to make flossing seem cool,” she declares.It seems like an impossible goal, but Stephanie Gomez is determined. “I’m trying to make flossing seem cool,” she declares. To that end, she created the “Floss Boss” challenge to encourage people who commit to flossing  21 days straight.

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Faculty Uses Dental Forensics to Help Identify Hurricane Victims

Carrie Stetler | December 1, 2017

As Puerto Rico struggled without power and electricity in Hurricane Maria’s aftermath, it was difficult for medical examiners to identify victims of the disaster. RSDM’s Dr. Harry Zohn, who teaches a course on forensic dentistry, travelled to the island as part of the federal Disaster Mortuary Operation Response Team last month to support efforts to ID the bodies.

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