RSDM News

Faculty Donors Honor Colleague Each Year With Endowed Scholarship Award

Carrie Stetler | March 2, 2019

The process of earning a DMD or postdoctoral certificate can be grueling enough. But the financial burden for dental school students can also be hard to bear. Dr. Andrew Sullivan, Chair of the Department of Periodontics, and his colleagues sought to ease financial burdens, too.Three years ago, Sullivan and Drs. Joel Pascuzzi, Howard Drew and Barry Simon created the Michael J. Deasy DMD Endowed Scholarship

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Black Dental Pioneers Honored at Event

Carrie Stetler | March 2, 2019

Staff, faculty and students paid tribute to three African-American dental pioneers for Black History Month.They honored American’s first Black dentist, Robert Tanner Freeman, Jessie Gideon Garnett, Boston’s first Black woman dentist, and Earl Renfroe, America’s first Black orthodontist who is also considered the father of orthodontics in Brazil.

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Dean Feldman: New Jersey Needs Fluoridated Water Now

Carrie Stetler | February 3, 2019

In a Rutgers Today Q&A that was also featured on the website Medical Xpress, Dean Feldman described how fluoride in drinking water plays a key role in preventing dental disease. She also called for change in the Garden State, where only 15 percent of residents live in towns with fluoridated water. New Jersey has the second lowest rate of fluoridated water in the nation, after Hawaii.

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Alums Can Learn About Digital Dentistry at Networking Event

Carrie Stetler | January 3, 2019

The future of dentistry is digital, and past and present students can learn more about it at the RSDM Alumni Association’s next Study Club on February 20. Dr. Mauricio Lavie, Class of ’03, will share insights on using 3D scanning and printing technology in today’s dental practice. The event, sponsored by the association, will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Rutgers Club in Piscataway.

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