RSDM News

Student Research Showcased on Balbo Day

Carrie Stetler | April 2, 2018

Balbo Day at RSDM is a reminder that the field of oral healthcare expands beyond cavities and crowns. At the annual exhibition last month, students showcased research that ranged from the effects of Vitamin D on periodontal disease to fascinating cases studies of patients with rare disorders.

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Student’s Work On New Implant Method Wins $100,000 Grant

Carrie Stetler | April 2, 2018

A postgraduate student’s s proposed alternative to titanium dental implants was awarded $100,000 from Rutgers University Tech Advance, which funds research for potential commercial development. Dr. Amir Fakhrzadeh, a resident in the Periodontics Department, has designed a method of replacing teeth with a composite biomaterial of cement mixed with patient dentin, which mimics natural teeth.

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RSDM Researcher Leads Group of African Biomed Scientists

Carrie Stetler | January 3, 2018

At a convention of The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology 20 years ago, Dr. Vincent Tsiagbe and his colleagues noticed seven black scientists there. They became the first members of the Association of African Biomedical Scientists, which was founded by Tsiagbe.

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