RSDM News

Dean Feldman: New Jersey Needs Fluoridated Water Now

Carrie Stetler | February 3, 2019

In a Rutgers Today Q&A that was also featured on the website Medical Xpress, Dean Feldman described how fluoride in drinking water plays a key role in preventing dental disease. She also called for change in the Garden State, where only 15 percent of residents live in towns with fluoridated water. New Jersey has the second lowest rate of fluoridated water in the nation, after Hawaii.

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At a Nepal Dental School, Faculty Member Shares Knowledge

Carrie Stetler | January 7, 2019

In the mountains of Nepal, many villagers enjoy chewing tobacco, increasing their risk for oral cancer. Oral pathology is vital in diagnosing the disease, but information and technology, often lag behind advances in the U.S. and more developed nations. Dr. Shruti Kasihkar, an RSDM assistant professor of Oral Pathology, shared knowledge and updates at a Nepalese dental school recently.

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RSDM Offers New Sleep Apnea Treatment to Underserved Patients

Carrie Stetler | October 2, 2018

It’s estimate that 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, which can cause high blood pressure, acid reflux disease and increase the risk of stroke. But 80 percent of cases go undiagnosed. For lower income patients, lack of affordable healthcare makes it even harder to get properly diagnosed and treated. Last year, RSDM began working with Horizon Medicaid HMO on a plan that will allow coverage for a newer form of sleep apnea treatment, becoming one of the only providers in New Jersey to offer it to low-income patients.

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