RSDM News

For Student, Dental Mission to the Dominican Republic Leaves Lasting Imprint

Carrie Stetler | October 2, 2019

Tiffany Yau will never forget the 14-year-old patient whose front teeth were fractured by physical abuse. They met during RSDM’s annual dental mission to the Dominican village of La Romana. “Most of the time, these types of injuries are sports-related but hers happened when she had an object thrown at her face,’’ Yau recalls. “I really wanted to do right by her and give her a smile that would help erase that.”

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RSDM Goes Global with Annual Dental Missions

Carrie Stetler | May 2, 2019

RSDM’s dental missions reach underserved patients in the U.S. and overseas, often in places where there are no dentists for many miles and where poverty prevents patients from buying necessities like a toothbrush and toothpaste. Students, faculty and alumni embark on three yearly missions over Spring Break, and this year was no exception.

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