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Milestone Anniversary
RSDM turns 60

RSDM, Circa 1956
In 1956, Dr. Anthony Volpe took his first class at Seton Hall College of Medicine and Dentistry in Jersey City. Like Volpe, one of 36 graduates in 1960, many students were veterans who enrolled with help from the GI Bill. As RSDM celebrates its 60th anniversary, Dean Feldman and alumni reflect on the evolution of the state's only dental school.  LEARN MORE

Dr. Davis Thomas
Resting Easy
Sleep apnea expert offers training, treatment 

High blood pressure, ADHD and snoring all have one thing in common. They're potential symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea, a condition that interrupts breathing during sleep, resulting in reduced levels of oxygen in the blood. RSDM clinical professor Dr. Davis Thomas, an expert in sleep disorders, has been training students to recognize the signs.  LEARN MORE 
From Factory to Clinic
Student's road to dental school
Gilbert Tapia

As a child, Gilbert Tapia beamed with pride when the family dentist told him he had good teeth. But his mom's check-ups didn't go as well. "The doc would say, 'oh, you need more work done,'' Tapia remembers. "I felt so bad, I'd say, 'one day I'm going to fix your teeth.'''   LEARN MORE 


Happy Teeth
RSDM gives kids a smile

Grins were in at GKAS.  PHOTO CREDIT: John Emerson
There were student doctors dressed as tooth fairies and a chance to play the Wheel of Dentistry game last month at RSDM's annual Give Kids a Smile event. Hundreds of Essex County children received free dental screenings.  LEARN MORE

State of the School
Dean Cecile A. Feldman
Dean Feldman gives annual address

RSDM's record number of applicants and an increase in international students were two highlights of Dean Cecile A. Feldman's State of the School address last month. Find out what else she had to say. LEARN MORE

Admissions Symposium Slated for April 20 

The Annual Rutgers School of Dental Medicine Office of Admissions and Student  Recruitment will hold an admissions symposium next mont h. The registration deadline is April 15. LEARN MORE
Give Teaching a Try

If you're a professional dentist who's interested in teaching, check out our From Practice to Preceptor program (FP2P), which trains practitioners to become faculty members. The deadline to apply is March 28. LEARN MORE