Photo of Steven TothThursday Talks: Associate Professor Steven Toth ’07

Kardelen Koldas | March 29, 2023

Next up on our new series, Thursday Talks, is associate professor Steven Toth ’07.  Tell us a bit about yourself and what you do at RSDM. I’m a dentist and associate professor within the Department of Diagnostic Sciences. I just celebrated my 15th year, which is unbelievable how fast that time has gone. In that […]


Remembering Balbo: The Eponym for Balbo Day

Kardelen Koldas | March 28, 2023

At Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, the name Michael Balbo is all too familiar. Every year, the school hosts the signature event, Dr. Michael P. Balbo Research Day, where pre and postdoctoral candidates present their research projects to the community. But who was Balbo? That’s a much less known story. Michael Palladino Balbo was born […]


Thursday Talks: Sydney Pannella ’23

Kardelen Koldas | March 14, 2023

We are launching a new series called Thursday Talks to introduce a member of our community every other week. Our first feature is Sydney Pannella of the Class of 2023, who fielded questions from Nansy Hanna ’24.  Tell us a bit about yourself and what you do at RSDM. I am a fourth-year dental student […]


A photo of Mujahid Asamarai with his patented designFirst-year RSDM Student Gets Patent

Kardelen Koldas | March 13, 2023

A former mechanical engineer, Mujahid Asamarai ’26 is trained to solve problems. Knowing this, his brother Muath Asamarai, a dentist in Minnesota, turned to him when he needed help exploring ways to protect his patients and staff against COVID in his office. Mujahid Asamarai was up for the challenge. “[My brother] really wanted to make […]