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Oral surgeon alum helps transform the disfigured

Dr. Ivan Georgiev gives the keynote speech at RSDM's White Coat Ceremony. PHOTO CREDIT: Steve Hockstein/HarvardStudio
As an oral surgery resident at one of the busiest trauma centers in the nation, Dr. Ivan Georgiev has helped heal everything from cleft palates to gunshot wounds.
Georgiev, who graduated from RSDM in 2013, is a third-year resident at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson, a level two trauma center where the scope and severity of injuries -- including traffic accidents from nearby Route 80 -- have provided him with a wealth of experience.  LEARN MORE  

Students learn every-day clinical uses of research

What kind of teeth-whitener works best? Which type of toothbrush should I use? Which surgical procedures have the best outcomes?
Patients ask these questions all the time. And dentists often respond with expert advice. But evidenced-based dentistry -- in which practitioners use the latest research to inform day-to-day treatment decisions -- is becoming more widespread. Earlier this month in Dr. Kenneth Markowitz's class, second-year students learned how to evaluate clinical research and presented their findings.   LEARN MORE


Dr. Evan Spivack named Arc of NJ Healthcare Professional of the Year
Dr. Evan Spivack

Dr. Evan Spivak was named Healthcare Professional of the Year by The Arc of New Jersey at its annual award ceremony in Somerset County this month. Spivack, a professor of pediatric dentistry, was lauded for his dedication to treating special needs patients.  LEARN MORE 

Teens learn what it takes to be a dentist in RSDM program

Students learn hands-on skills in Decision for Dentistry program
Kearny High School student Allison Campos already has one prerequisite for the dental profession. "I like teeth,'' she declared during lunch break at RSDM's Decision for Dentistry. The program helps teens like Campos learn more about the world of dental medicine and gives them real-life advice on the best ways to prepare for dental school during high school and college.  LEARN MORE

RU kicks off 24-hours fundraising drive

D ecember 1 marks the first-ever Rutgers Giving Day, an online 24-hour fundraising event that joins an international movement, #GivingTuesday, started a few years ago to raise awareness about the importance of giving back.  Find out how RSDM students, parents, faculty, staff and other supporters can help our school.   LEARN MORE