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GKAS Celebrates 15th birthday at RSDM
 A happy patient on GKAS day
RSDM served as the nationwide site of Give Kids A Smile's 15th anniversary celebration last month.  Nearly 400 children from Essex County grade schools received free examinations, cleanings, fluoride treatments and tips on brushing and flossing. Rutgers School of Dental Medicine has been participating in GKAS, sponsored by the ADA Foundation, since it began.  LEARN MORE
Gotta Match?
Students in clinic
RSDM's Match Rate Much Higher than National Average

Eighty-five percent of RSDM fourth-year students who sought a match were successful, compared to the national rate of 66 percent. Students top choices? Residencies in general practice, private practice and the armed forces. Click through for more stats.    LEARN MORE

Patient Gina Hoffman
Life Changing
Patient finds relief from years of chronic pain

For three years, Gina Hoffman lived with constant, excruciating facial pain. In her quest to find relief, she visited 18 doctors and took a cocktail of opioids, but nothing dulled the pain. Her life changed when she met Dr. Gary Heir, who correctly diagnosed Hoffman during her first visit and prescribed treatment that restored her sense of hope.  LEARN MORE

Eddie Delgado
Portrait of a Dental Artist
Meet lab technician Eddie Delgado

Read Fourth-year student Nam Hoang's colorful profile of dental lab technician Eddie Delgado, published in RSDM's student newspaper The Dental Post: "Eddie Delgado... has a paint brush he's been using since 1982. The white paint on the handle has worn away after so many years of use, and the bristles have been trimmed down over the years to less than half their original length." LEARN MORE

Sympathy for the Devils during Student/Alum night out at the Prudential Center 

To the Devils

Students past and present met up at an NJ Devils game last month, thanks to the RSDM Alumni Association, which sponsored the event. The hometown lost to the Ottawa Senators 2-1, but the RSDM crowd didn't seem to mind.