RSDM News

Black Dental Pioneers Honored at Event

Carrie Stetler | March 2, 2019

Staff, faculty and students paid tribute to three African-American dental pioneers for Black History Month.They honored American’s first Black dentist, Robert Tanner Freeman, Jessie Gideon Garnett, Boston’s first Black woman dentist, and Earl Renfroe, America’s first Black orthodontist who is also considered the father of orthodontics in Brazil.

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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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Dean’s Message of Unity and Hope in Wake of Synagogue Shootings

Carrie Stetler | November 1, 2018

Dean Cecile A. Feldman shared her response to the mass shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue last month, reaffirming RSDM’s commitment to diversity and compassion. “There is a saying that all living things are connected to each other in six or fewer connections. If this saying is true (I believe it is), then everyone in this world is closely connected to each other,” she wrote in an email to the RSDM community. “This weekend’s events in Pittsburgh have certainly proven this to be the case.”

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