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Vision in White
Ceremony Welcomes Class of 2020 to Medical Profession
Students pose for a group selfie before White Coat Ceremony
First-year students were officially welcomed to the medical profession at last month's White Coat Ceremony, which marks their new role as caregivers. As she greeted the Class of 2020, Dean Cecile A. Feldman remarked on their impressive name. "It sounds like perfect eyesight, so we must have selected a perfect class,'' she joked. LEARN MORE
Dr. Andrew Sullivan
Don't Toss the Floss
Perio Head Weighs in On Controversy

The dental world was left reeling last month after the federal government declared flossing -  touted for decades as a bedrock of oral health care - isn't scientifically proven to fight plaque. Read this Rutgers Today Q&A with Dr. Andrew Sullivan, RSDM Chair of the Department of Periodontics, and a passionate advocate of flossing. LEARN MORE 
Dental Impressionism 
The Art of Dentistry

Artists create with paint, clay, and canvas. For dental students, the materials are melted wax, porcelain, and dental alginate. Their artistry is developed in preclinic, where first- and second-year students learn the "hand skills" and science needed to practice dentistry. Get an inside look at how they master their craft.   LEARN MORE


Tailgate Time
RU Football and Other events for Alums

Alums, you are appreciated! That's why you're invited to see the Scarlet Knights in action on September 17, Alumni Appreciation Day. Recent and not-so-recent RSDM grads can meet and mingle at a brunch-style tailgate party as the Knights face off against the New Mexico Lobos. RSDM faculty and staff are also welcome. The full brunch-style buffett, served under a private tent next to High Point Stadium, starts at 9:30 a.m. To register and find more information, go here. On September 16,  alumni are also invited to learn more about managing acute and chronic pain without opioids. Guest speaker Dr. Paul J. Desjardins, an RSDM clinical professor and former Academic Dean at RSDM, shares the latest clinical news on this timely topic. Find more info here. 

RSDM students and the staff of Red Mesa clinic.
RSDM Goes West
Students Work at Clinic on Reservation

Many residents of the Navajo Nation reservation in Red Mesa, Arizona live 50 miles or more from the nearest dental clinic.  "I treated patients who hadn't been to the dentist in years,'' said fourth-year student Aileen Zaydel. She and seven other students were part of RSDM's annual mission to the region's Indian Health Services dental clinic.  LEARN MORE

RSDM on Social Media

Get the latest RSDM news on our social media pages. You can find RSDM's official FB page here. And check out our student FB page, run by third- and fourth-year students Siddhi Shah and Nam Hoang, who've built a strong following with their clever posts and candid photos of daily life at RSDM. You can also follow us on Twitter.  If you're looking for something more in-depth, our student-run blog and newsletter, the Dental Post, does a great job of covering student events and issues. Look for the first Post of the academic year next week.