Special Needs Patients
RSDM operates one of the few facilities in the region treating patients with special needs, including autism, cerebral palsy, Alzheimer's, Down Syndrome, geriatric patients, and those with psychological disorders. For patients with disabilities, dental care is often scant or nonexistent, and the experience of visiting a dentist can be filled with panic and confusion. At our newly renovated Rutgers clinic—the Delta Dental of New Jersey Special Care Treatment Center—staff are trained to work with a variety of special needs patients. All RSDM undergraduate students do a rotation in the clinic so they can learn how to care for patients with disabilities. The clinic, which sees more than 4,500 patient visits annually, draws patients from Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New York. To make an appointment, call 973-972-7040.
Department Chair: R. Glenn Rosivack
Program Director: Evan Spivack
Senior Management Assistant: Tonka Barrett-McBurrows