RSDM News

Dean Feldman Calls For Dentists To Step Up and Fight Opioid Abuse

Carrie Stetler | May 15, 2018

Many don’t realize that dentists and oral surgeons have played a significant role in America’s devastating opioid epidemic. But it’s not surprising since a large part of the job is managing acute and chronic pain. In NJ Spotlight,  Dean Feldman explores alternatives to drugs like vicodin and percocet and calls for dentists to step up in the fight against opioid abuse.

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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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Patient Finds Relief from Severe Gum Recession, Tooth Pain

Carrie Stetler | April 2, 2018

Mary Lynn Schmidt was self-conscious about her receding gumline, which was so advanced in one spot that the root of her tooth was exposed. Even worse was her chronic and severe toothache, the result of an undiagnosed nerve disorder worsened by a botched filling. Both problems were solved at RSDM’s faculty practice, Rutgers Health University Dental Associates.

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