RSDM News

RSDM Goes Global with Annual Dental Missions

Carrie Stetler | May 2, 2019

RSDM’s dental missions reach underserved patients in the U.S. and overseas, often in places where there are no dentists for many miles and where poverty prevents patients from buying necessities like a toothbrush and toothpaste. Students, faculty and alumni embark on three yearly missions over Spring Break, and this year was no exception.

Read more...

RSDM to Screen Patients for Diabetes, Thanks to Funds from Delta Dental of NJ

Carrie Stetler | March 28, 2019

Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (RSDM) providers will screen patients for diabetes as part of a new early detection program. Said RSDM Dean Cecile A. Feldman. “Each year 27 million patients visit a dentist but not a physician. Many patients seeking care at the dental school are either diabetic or prediabetic but haven’t been diagnosed and don’t know they’re at risk.”

Read more...

Dean Feldman: New Jersey Needs Fluoridated Water Now

Carrie Stetler | February 3, 2019

In a Rutgers Today Q&A that was also featured on the website Medical Xpress, Dean Feldman described how fluoride in drinking water plays a key role in preventing dental disease. She also called for change in the Garden State, where only 15 percent of residents live in towns with fluoridated water. New Jersey has the second lowest rate of fluoridated water in the nation, after Hawaii.

Read more...