RSDM News

Students Aim to Fill Need for Special Needs Dental Care

Carrie Stetler | December 3, 2019

Rebecca Portnoff and Justin Dinowitz are recipients of a scholarship for fourth-year students who strive to learn more about treating special care patients. The scholarship is named for Drs. Justin Stone and Robert Kroll, who together built a thriving Essex County practice with a reputation for specializing in patients with disabilities.

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Oral Biology Graduate Program Allows Students to Explore New Career Paths

Carrie Stetler | September 3, 2019

Graduate student Carlos Garcia has learned that a solid background in research can open up new career possibilities. His work studying predatory bacteria with Dr. Daniel Kadouri, a top researcher in the Department of Oral Biology, has allowed him to explore jobs outside of academia and research. He is interested in working for pharmaceutical companies, interpreting their research for healthcare professionals.

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Researcher Gets Grant to Invent Toothbrush for Patients with Disabilities

Carrie Stetler | May 2, 2019

Dr. Maxine Strickland received nearly $95,000 in funding from Rutgers University’s Tech Advance to work with NJIT designers on inventing a toothbrush for people with disabilities. Her idea was inspired by time she spent volunteering at the Matheny School for the developmentally disabled in Peapack-Gladstone.

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