RSDM News

A group photo of HSP faculty and studentsHolocaust Survivors Program Alters Community and Curriculum

Kardelen Koldas | August 1, 2022

In the bustling postdoctoral clinic, Carmen Ramirez Sosa ’22 would often have brief conversations with her patients. But with her first Holocaust Survivors Program (HSP) patient, it was different. “I spent one hour just talking, and he asked so many questions about what I was planning to do,” recalled Ramirez Sosa, who just completed her prosthodontics […]

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Photo of Tiffany-Chrissy MbengUndergraduate Student Gets a Taste of Dentistry at RSDM

Kardelen Koldas | July 25, 2022

Tiffany-Chrissy Mbeng had her mind set on becoming a political scientist. But her sister’s illness stirred her career plans toward dentistry—a field she knew through her dentist mother. “My sister had something called Trigeminal Neuralgia,” Mbeng said, which is an electrical shock-like acute sensation on one side of the face, affecting the trigeminal nerve. Mbeng’s […]

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Two RSDM Students Receive NJLEND Fellowship

Kardelen Koldas | July 20, 2022

Chao Chen and Maha Ibrahim of the Class of 2023 have been awarded New Jersey’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (NJLEND) fellowship. They are the first RSDM students to participate in the program. “There were numerous students from across RBHS, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, and the School of Social Work […]

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Photo of Peter DeSciscioPeter DeSciscio ’85 Named President of New Jersey Dental Association

Kardelen Koldas | June 30, 2022

Professor of Restorative Dentistry Peter L. DeSciscio ’85 became the 153rd president of the New Jersey Dental Association (NJDA) June 8. He will lead the organization, which has 3,000 members, including many RSDM alums, for a year. “I have had the pleasure of knowing Dr. Peter DeSciscio for close to 30 years,” said Maxine Feinberg, former American […]

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