Joining the Evolution: An RSDM Education

Dr. Heba Elkassaby teaches students how to use digital technology to improve their work.

RSDM stays one step ahead of changes that are transforming oral healthcare. In the classroom and on the clinic floor, it embraces new technology, revolutionary treatment philosophies and the latest evidence-based research. RSDM cultivates the value of national and local demographic shifts among patients, providers, students and faculty.

We are one of the most diverse dental schools in the nation and one of the first to start a club for LGBTQ dental students and allies.  We work to foster a climate of inclusivity.

RSDM’s digital dentistry program includes a new laboratory and cutting-edge-technology in student clinics. Interdisciplinary education, in conjunction with other schools at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is a priority.

We are especially well-regarded for our rigorous clinical program, which is lauded by residency directors and other professionals, who report that our students’ skills and experience level is far above their peers. In 2019,  80 percent of our graduating students who sought placement through a Match were placed, compared to 66 percent nationally. Our first-time pass rates for the NBDE exams were 91 percent for Part I and 96 percent for Part II.

As we adapt to an ever-evolving profession, an RSDM education is rooted in tradition. Students acquire essential knowledge and techniques, enabling them to become tomorrow’s change makers. And always, they develop the timeless values of integrity, compassion, discovery and hard work.