RSDM News

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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RSDM Students Join ‘Three Doctors’ for Newark Mentorship Program

Carrie Stetler | October 2, 2017

Eighteen RSDM students joined the “Three Doctors” a nationally recognize trio from Newark who made a pact as teens to enter the medical profession. The Doctors include George Jenkins, an RSDM alum, who invited students to volunteer at Mentors’ Day event at University High School in Newark, an event that embodied the doctors’ motto, “Our Children Can Not Aspire To Be What They Can Not See.”

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