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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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.

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Thanks to RSDM Surgeon, Teen Recovers from Severe Nerve Damage

Carrie Stetler | January 7, 2019

After surgery to remove her wisdom teeth, patient Madie Nicpon lost her sense of taste and felt a numbness in her tongue that caused her to bite it, sometimes drawing blood. She also developed a lisp. Eventually, her family turned to RSDM oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Vincent Ziccardi, who diagnosed damage to her lingual nerve and performed nerve graft microsurgery, resulting in complete recovery.

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