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Rite of Passage
Class of 2016 Prepares for Bright Future

Graduates recite the dental oath

The 110 graduates who said goodbye to RSDM last month included a baton twirler, a former marketing manager for the Baltimore Ravens, an acclaimed cake decorator and many others. At convocation, they bid farewell to their role as "student doctor" and became full-fledged DMDs.  LEARN MORE 
Dean Cecile A. Feldman cuts the ribbon
Working Together
New Dental Specialty Center Opens Doors

RSDM celebrated the grand opening of its dental specialty center, which integrates state-of-the-art patient care in one clinic. At the newly built center -- completed with $10 million in state funding -- post-graduate students will work with faculty members in five specialties and have access to the latest technology.  LEARN MORE
Reaching Out
Students Learn How to Help Abuse Survivors
Dr. Kanchan Ganda

Dr. Kanchan Ganda still wonders what happened to the troubled patient she saw one day in 1991. The woman, who arrived at the dental clinic with two kids in tow, had fled her abusive husband and was living in a shelter for domestic violence survivors. At RSDM, Ganda, a professor at Tufts University, described how the experience inspired her to start a dental outreach program for abuse survivors.   LEARN MORE 


For more than a decade, oral surgeon helps patient
Dr. Vincent Ziccardi and Thainara Ramos

Thainara Ramos was unable to eat or speak after a childhood ear infection spread, fusing shut the bones in her jaw. Watch how Dr. Vincent Ziccardi restored function and symmetry to her face over the years. Check out the video
Big Screen
Early Detection at Oral Cancer Prevention Event 

Volunteers at RSDM's oral cancer screening event
RSDM's annual oral cancer screening event, held last month for more than 200 underserved patients, helps detect a deadly disease in its early stages, when the odds for successful treatment are higher.  

Across Disciplines
RBHS Campus
RSDM Hosts Interprofessional Seminar

The fictitious patient was a 48-year-old oral cancer victim, referred by her dentist. Details about her case were shared at an RSDM-hosted seminar on interprofessional patient care. LEARN MORE

Familiar Faces at Annual Reunion
RSDM alums reunite

If you graduated during a year that ends in 6, we might have seen you at our annual reunion at NICO Kitchen + Bar at NJPAC in Newark. Couldn't make it? Check out some photos on Facebook. 
Student wins Fauchard Award
Dr. Carmine LoMonaco presents the award to Adam Hashemi.

Congrats to Adam Hashemi, winner of this year's Pierre Fauchard Academy scholarship award. It goes to third-year student leaders who display "integrity, imagination, initiative and communication skills.'' Hashemi, of Long Island, plans on becoming a general dentist but is also interested in research. He was a first-place Balbo Day winner last year. "Reserch is what keeps us a profession and not a trade,'' he says. "That's how our field advances.''