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Unrest and Opportunity
In troubled political climate, Dean finds hope as she passes ADEA baton
 Dean Feldman
Dean Cecile A. Feldman ended her year of leadership at the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) by urging members to seize opportunities that can arise from dramatic and troubling change. She touched upon the potential upheaval of America's healthcare system and a divisive  political climate. "No one last year could have guessed that today we would be facing unbelievably turbulent waters and unprecedented time of uncertainty,'' she told audience member's at ADEA's annual session and exhibition last month, where she officially completed her term as Chair of ADEA's Board of Directors. "However, with  turbulence comes opportunities." LEARN MORE 
Come Visit
Providers at Rutgers Health University Dental Associates in New Brunswick
New Brunswick faculty practice hosts April 19 Open House 

Catherine Deamus is an alum of Douglass College (Class of '70), who grew up in New Brunswick, the daughter of a dentist with a practice in town. When she heard Rutgers was opening a dental practice on Somerset Street, she quickly booked an appointment. As she settled into the dentist's chair at Rutgers Health University Dental Associates, Deamus said, "I feel like I've come home." Area residents and members of the Rutgers community are invited to visit the practice's New Brunswick office on April 19, when it will be hosting an Open House from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.    LEARN MORE

NJMS Medwings vs. RSDM Bitewings
A Worthy Goal
RSDM, NJMS team up for Smiles Across Bangladesh

Since 2012, the School of Dental Medicine and New Jersey Medical School have battled each other on ice for a worthy cause.  This year, they competed just as fiercely. But off the ice, students from both schools join together annually on a Rutgers dental mission called Smiles Across Bangladesh. Funded by the Rutgers Foundation, the trip allows medical and dental students to collaborate on cleft lip and palate surgery for villagers overseas.   LEARN MORE  

NYU perio students visited RSDM for last month's forum
RSDM Hosts Regional Perio Forum

Last month, RSDM hosted the Metropolitan Periodontal Forum for post doctorate perio students at Rutgers, Columbia and NYU Universities. According to Dr. Andrew Sullivan, chair of RSDM's Department of Periodontics, the forum provides a valuable opportunity for postdoctoral students to present research and other work to their peers. "It allows them to network and develop skills that can prepare them to present on a much higher level,'' he said. "It's tremendous value and we make it a requirement for all graduates. We've had comments  from past participants about how it allowed them to do future presentations on a national and international scale that they otherwise would never have imagined.''  


Reunion Time!
If your graduating class has a "7" in it, you'll be honored at this year's reunion on April 29 at the Essex House in West Orange. It's open to all alumni, but decade alums are the guests of honor, along with grads from the class of 1992, who will be marking their 25th anniversary. Register here: