RSDM News

After Years of Severe Tooth Decay, RSDM Faculty Help Patient Regain her Smile

Carrie Stetler | January 7, 2019

As a child, Gemma Boyer loved to pose for pictures, flashing her wide toothy grin. But because she has Sjogren’s syndrome — which dries moisture from the eyes and mouth — her teeth became badly decayed. By her late teens, she no longer wanted to show off her smile. That changed once Dr. Mohamed Kamel, an RSDM professor who also practices with Rutgers Health University Dental Associates, created dentures for her and, later, dental implants.

Read more...

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.

Read more...

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.

Read more...

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.

Read more...