RSDM News

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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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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A photo of RSDM clinicNew Study Explores Understudied Link Between Mental Health and Oral Health

Kardelen Koldas | June 22, 2022

Mental health has been gaining traction in the literature, but in dental medicine, it’s still an underexplored subject. Among the handful of researchers working on this niche area is Vaishali Singhal, a member of Class of 1993 and an associate professor at RSDM and Rutgers School of Health Professions. “From what I have understood, there […]

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