A dentist with more than a decade of experience, Nicholas (Nick) Rauber, DDS, is a native of Louisiana who treats patients at Aesthetic Dentistry Group in Baton Rouge. Dr. Nick Rauber also remains active in charitable giving and is the founder of the Swollfest Fishing Rodeo.
Founded in 1997, the Swollfest Fishing Rodeo is an annual fundraising tournament held in Grand Isle, Louisiana. The event raises funds for charitable organizations that serve children and veterans. Run completely by volunteers, Swollfest passes on 100 percent of the proceeds to charities and scholarships.
The 2017 Swollfest was an exceptional event with 750 anglers registered. Participants competed in the Offshore, Deep Drop, Inshore, Kayak, and Women’s divisions. An event for all ages, Swollfest also featured a Children’s division for youth aged 12 or under. The tournament resulted in significant fundraising, including $250,000 for Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital.
The 21st Annual Swollfest Fishing Rodeo is scheduled for June 6 through June 9, 2018. To learn more, visit Swollfest.com.
Nick Rauber, DDS, graduated from the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 2007. Now, in between his professional practice and his involvement with the Swollfest Fishing Rodeo, Dr. Nicholas “Nick” Rauber mentors students in the university’s pre-dental society and helps them prepare for the dental school admissions process.
Although the dental school admissions process is highly competitive, there are steps that applicants can take to enhance their applications. Undergraduate students can begin by researching the prerequisites set forth by schools that interest them. In most cases, these prerequisites will include eight hours each of biology, general chemistry, and organic chemistry, all with laboratory work, as well as eight hours of physics and English.
Students must also take the dental admissions test, or DAT, at least a year before applying. The test covers biology, organic chemistry, and general chemistry, as well as reading comprehension. Students also complete sections on spatial ability, logic, and quantitative thinking.
While strong grades and a strong DAT score can give a student an advantage, it is also important to create a meaningful personal statement. Such a statement communicates clearly who the applicant is as a person and what makes him or her unique, while focusing on what the student will bring to dental school and to the dental profession. This piece of writing combines with the applicant’s record of community and campus involvement to tell dental schools not only what kind of student the person is, but also what he or she values.
A dentist and founder of Swollfest, a nonprofit fishing rodeo that fundraises for charity, Nick Rauber, DDS provides quality treatment to people impacted by dental emergencies and other oral health issues at his Baton Rouge, Louisiana, based private office. Dr. Nicholas Rauber, an alumni of the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry (LSUSD), sits on the LSUSD Curriculum and Admission Committees.
In the event of a dental emergency, patients should seek immediate care from a provider like Dr. Nick Rauber. Dental emergences include the kind of serious traumas to teeth and gum tissues that occur during physical accidents. For example, the loss of a tooth due to a fall would constitute a dental emergency necessitating immediate care, in that lost teeth have the best chance of being successfully reinserted within 60 minutes of the initial loss.
Lost teeth and trauma are not the only dental emergencies, however. Sometimes, infection sets in and progresses to a dangerous extent. Called an abscess, such infection can spread from teeth into the surrounding tissue and, if not treated, can spread throughout the body.
An abscess may present as swelling in the gums caused by pus. Patients with abscess symptoms should see their dentists as soon as possible.
A partner at the Aesthetic Dentistry Group in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Nicholas “Nick” Rauber, DDS, graduated from Louisiana State University. When he was a teenager, Dr. Nick Rauber founded the Swollfest Fishing Rodeo, the proceeds of which benefit a number of charities, including the American Diabetes Association (ADA).
Founded 75 years ago, the American Diabetes Association is committed to providing advocacy, information, services, and research funding to help people affected by type 1 and type 2 diabetes. With information resource programs and advocacy work impacting millions of people every year, the association continually looks for ways to improve lives in the future by funding and leading innovation in diabetes research.
Since 1952, it has helped fund almost 4,500 projects with over $700 million, including investigator-led research, training, and collaborative projects focused on a single aspect of the disease. Some of its recent research breakthroughs include a smart insulin patch capable of monitoring blood sugar and releasing insulin as needed, an artificial pancreas to treat issues related to low blood glucose, and exploration of the link between heart disease and diabetes. The ADA also supports doctors by providing clinical practice guidelines, patient education materials, journals, and books.