Dean Cecile A. Feldman greeted the Class of 2019 last month by describing some of her favorite things about dentistry. "You have the opportunity to help people and use really cool technology while doing it,'' she said at her annual welcome luncheon. New students also heard from a veteran of the "Smurf blue" scrubs: the president of the Class of 2015.
Innovation at RSDM
How to build a better prosthesis
Dr. Louis DiPede works with CAD/CAM technology in his lab.
When patients lose their upper jaw to oral cancer, they can't eat, drink, or speak. The solution is an obturator prosthesis, which replaces the roof of the mouth. With help from CAD/CAM technology, Dr. Louis DiPede is working on a new lightweight design that would be a better fit for patients. Find out how it could help them. LEARN MORE
From left, Dr. Samuel Y.P. Quek; Dr. Gayathri Subramanian and Dr. Junad Khan.
Funding to Help Cancer Patients
Project focuses on screening and treating victims of MRONJ
RSDM researchers received a $40,000 grant to explore prevention and treatment of a severe bone disease of the jaw that strikes cancer patients as a side effect of medication.
At 18, Jordan Burnham became known as the kid who survived a suicidal leap from a nine-story building. Today, he lectures students about recognizing signs of mental illness and how to cope with depression and anxiety. Last month he visited RSDM.LEARN MORE
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RSDM has four social media pages to share news about students, faculty, events and oral healthcare. We post photos of award-winners and special honors received by RSDM community members and scenes from daily life at the school. We also share updates about the latest dental-related findings and phenomena. Check out our main RSDM Facebook page here and our student Facebook page here. You can find our new Twitter account at RutgersDental. Our Office of Research also has an FB page. And watch for our new student blog and newsletter, The Dental Post.
Save the Date
Don't forget: The White Coat ceremony -- when first-year students are symbolically ushered into the medical profession -- is Sept 8 at 6 p.m. in the Oral Health Pavilion.
Great Moments in Dentistry
In 250 A.D. Apollonia, the patron saint of dentists, was canonized. She is often portrayed holding forceps that clasp an extracted molar.