RSDM News

After Years of Severe Tooth Decay, RSDM Faculty Help Patient Regain her Smile

Carrie Stetler | January 7, 2019

As a child, Gemma Boyer loved to pose for pictures, flashing her wide toothy grin. But because she has Sjogren’s syndrome — which dries moisture from the eyes and mouth — her teeth became badly decayed. By her late teens, she no longer wanted to show off her smile. That changed once Dr. Mohamed Kamel, an RSDM professor who also practices with Rutgers Health University Dental Associates, created dentures for her and, later, dental implants.

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Doc Restores Symmetry to Patient’s Face

Carrie Stetler | August 23, 2017

As a young child growing up in South America, Thainara Ramos couldn’t open her mouth to speak properly or eat solid food. Her condition was caused by an untreated ear infection, which spread to her face, fusing shut the bones in her jaw. Oral nd maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Vincent Ziccardi devised a long-term plan that would accommodate Ramos as she grew, unlocking her jaw and restoring symmetry to her face.

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