Doc Restores Symmetry to Patient’s Face

Carrie Stetler | August 23, 2017

As a young child growing up in South America, Thainara Ramos couldn’t open her mouth to speak properly or eat solid food. Her condition was caused by an untreated ear infection, which spread to her face, fusing shut the bones in her jaw. Oral nd maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Vincent Ziccardi devised a long-term plan that would accommodate Ramos as she grew, unlocking her jaw and restoring symmetry to her face.


Rutgers Health University Dental Associates Hosts April 19 Open House in New Brunswick

Carrie Stetler | April 3, 2017

Catherine Deamus is an alum of Douglass College (Class of ’70), who grew up in New Brunswick, the daughter of a dentist who practiced in town. When she heard Rutgers was opening a dental practice on Somerset Street, she quickly booked an appointment. As she settled into the dentist’s chair at Rutgers Health University Dental Associates, Deamus said, “I feel like I’ve come home.” Area residents and members of the Rutgers community are invited to visit the practice’s new office on April 19, when it will be hosting an Open House from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Patient Finds Relief from Chronic Pain with Help from RSDM Doc

Carrie Stetler | March 2, 2017

For three years, Gina Hoffman lived with constant, excruciating facial pain. In her quest to find relief, she visited 18 doctors and took a cocktail of opioids, but nothing dulled the pain. Then she met Dr. Gary Heir, who correctly diagnosed Hoffman during her first visit and prescribed treatment that dramatically reduced her pain levels.


Surgery and Dental Implants Help Patient Start New Life

Carrie Stetler | November 1, 2016

After a disfiguring car accident on the Garden State Parkway, Adam Ryden was left with facial lacerations, several shattered teeth, a split lip and pulverized jaw bone. But thanks to two years of team work by RSDM specialists — and several airplane flights from Indiana to Jersey — Ryden’s scars are healed. His jaw has been rebuilt and his missing teeth have been replaced with implants, all in time for his wedding earlier this year.