RSDM News

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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Photo of Peter DeSciscioPeter DeSciscio ’85 Named President of New Jersey Dental Association

Kardelen Koldas | June 30, 2022

Professor of Restorative Dentistry Peter L. DeSciscio ’85 became the 153rd president of the New Jersey Dental Association (NJDA) June 8. He will lead the organization, which has 3,000 members, including many RSDM alums, for a year. “I have had the pleasure of knowing Dr. Peter DeSciscio for close to 30 years,” said Maxine Feinberg, former American […]

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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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