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Outreach & Community Service

For millions in New Jersey and around the globe, oral healthcare is unaffordable and inaccessible. RSDM students and faculty treat a multitude of underserved patients locally and internationally, providing a safety net for many who would otherwise go without desperately needed treatment. RSDM also works to educate diverse populations worldwide about oral health and its connection to overall health and wellbeing.


At RSDM’s student clinics in Newark, we offer free screenings and preventive treatment to local children on Give Kids a Smile Day, a national event for underserved children, and through other pediatric preventive care programs. We also visit local schools and hospitals to provide oral health education to children and adults. Dental students work with an interdisciplinary team of RBHS students at Rutgers Student Family Health Care Center and University Hospital’s OB-GYN and pediatric primary care clinics. 

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RSDM students and faculty treat a multitude of underserved patients internationally

Haiti and Dominican Republic

On the border of the Dominican Republic and Haiti, a team sets up clinics  to provide oral healthcare, in addition to  screening for diabetes and hypertension. Faculty and students  treat more than 1,000 patients during the week-long dental mission