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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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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RSDM Logo with Pride Flag BackgroundFor Pride Month, Herminio Perez Reflects on Diversity and Inclusion at RSDM

Kardelen Koldas | July 7, 2022

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion, Herminio Perez ’04 holds several leadership roles in diversity and inclusion at national and local levels. He’s a member of the American Dental Association Board of Trustees’ Diversity and Inclusion Committee; a counselor for American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Pride; and a member of the RBHS Diversity […]

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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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