RSDM News

In Honor of Family’s Work in India, Alumni Establishes Scholarship

Carrie Stetler | November 4, 2019

The small clinic in India that Dr. Shanti Jain established in her rural home town grew to a 100-bed hospital before she passed away in 1993, when her sister, Kanti, began leading the facility. To honor them, Jain (Class of ’95) established a Jain family scholarship, which will be awarded to help fund an individual student’s dental mission trip. His hope is that recipients might some day join him on his own mission to the facility, in Khichan India, where he has also volunteered.

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Alumni Give Back on Behalf of Dental Practice

Carrie Stetler | November 1, 2019

Dr. Christopher Emma credits the success of his practice, Encore Dental, with the clinical skills that he and his colleagues learned at RSDM. When he found that scholarship donations would be triple-matched in 2019, Dr. Emma (Classs of ’01), and two of his partners at Encore, wanted to give back by supporting present-day RSDM student.

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Student Appreciates Scholarship as Act of Alumni Empathy

Carrie Stetler | November 1, 2019

For Nicole Czajka, a scholarship gift from alumni means more than financial support. “It means a lot to know that there are people thinking about their own journey as dental students and what it’s like to be in our shoes today,’’ she says.

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For Student, Dental Mission to the Dominican Republic Leaves Lasting Imprint

Carrie Stetler | October 2, 2019

Tiffany Yau will never forget the 14-year-old patient whose front teeth were fractured by physical abuse. They met during RSDM’s annual dental mission to the Dominican village of La Romana. “Most of the time, these types of injuries are sports-related but hers happened when she had an object thrown at her face,’’ Yau recalls. “I really wanted to do right by her and give her a smile that would help erase that.”

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