RSDM News

Newark Children Receive Fluoride Sealants on Give Kids a Smile Day

Carrie Stetler | February 5, 2019

For the first time in the 15-year-history of RSDM’s Give Kids a Smile Day (GKAS), the Pediatric Department offered fluoride dental sealants to prevent cavities for Newark children who visited the school on Friday. The day was a playful celebration that included tips on brushing and flossing, free dental screenings and Cat in the Hat costumes worn by students, staff and faculty.

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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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