RSDM News

For Student, Dental Mission to the Dominican Republic Leaves Lasting Imprint

Carrie Stetler | October 2, 2019

Tiffany Yau will never forget the 14-year-old patient whose front teeth were fractured by physical abuse. They met during RSDM’s annual dental mission to the Dominican village of La Romana. “Most of the time, these types of injuries are sports-related but hers happened when she had an object thrown at her face,’’ Yau recalls. “I really wanted to do right by her and give her a smile that would help erase that.”

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No More Fears: Scholarship Recipient Shares Tips on Putting Patients At Ease

Carrie Stetler | June 7, 2019

In 2018, 61 students received scholarships from 38 donors. This year, RSDM kicked off the year-long Chancellor’s Challenge, which offers matching funds for all donors. Gifts benefit students like Jonathan Matute, who was awarded the Professionalism Scholarship last year. The scholarship is funded by Alumni and Friends of RSDM. We recently sat down with Jonathan for a Q&A.

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