RSDM News

Alum: Routine Dental Check-Up Can Save Lives

Carrie Stetler | October 3, 2016

The five-year-old patient had swollen lymph nodes but otherwise seemed fine. That’s what worried his dentist, Dr. Lauren Lapsinski. Since he lacked symptoms of ordinary illness, she suspected something far worse. Lapinski, an RSDM alum, returned to tell students how dentists can spot signs of systemic illness long before many other doctors.

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As National Leader in Periodontics, Alum Works to Educate Public

Carrie Stetler | January 5, 2016

Most people don’t know what a periodontist does — until they want dental implants or have serious problems with their gums. In his new role as president of the American Academy of Periodontology, alumnus Dr. Wayne Aldredge, Class of ’92, hopes to change that and raise awareness of the effects of gum disease.

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