RSDM News

Class of ’18 Says Goodbye, Gets Ready for the Future

Carrie Stetler | May 15, 2018

RSDM grads received their lilac hoods at last night’s convocation ceremony, symbolizing their entry into the dental profession. The grit and skill of the Class of 2018, which totals 117 students, was praised by Dean Cecile A. Feldman and others.

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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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Student’s Work On New Implant Method Wins $100,000 Grant

Carrie Stetler | April 2, 2018

A postgraduate student’s s proposed alternative to titanium dental implants was awarded $100,000 from Rutgers University Tech Advance, which funds research for potential commercial development. Dr. Amir Fakhrzadeh, a resident in the Periodontics Department, has designed a method of replacing teeth with a composite biomaterial of cement mixed with patient dentin, which mimics natural teeth.

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RSDM Envisions the Future at ADEA Conference

Carrie Stetler | April 2, 2018

RSDM was thinking ahead at last month’s American Dental Education Association (ADEA) conference,  where the theme, “Vision 2030,” was an invitation to explore ideas that foreshadow the future. More than 20 presenters showcased their work.

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