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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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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