Who We Are

Man and his daughterWe Treat Patients. Basically, we’re dentists who perform everything from general cleanings to highly specialized care to people of all ages. 

We have locations throughout the Rochester area, and offer two approaches to care: a private office look and feel where patients are seen by our faculty, and 2) a clinic setting that provides lower rates, where care is provided by supervised residents (see next paragraph).
To learn more about our services, click here.  Need urgent dental care?  We have a dedicated clinic just for emergencies and to get people out of dental pain. 

looking at xrayWe Teach.  Essentially, our residents/students are already dentists, but want advanced training. Our highly competitive programs are world-renown and each year hundreds of people around the globe apply for a few open spots into one of our programs, including orthodontics and TMJ, oral and maxillofacial surgery, pediatric dentistry, periodontics and prosthodontics, advanced education in general dentistry and hospital based dentistry. To learn more about our programs, click here.

We’re Scientists.  We are passionate about advancingmicroscope scientific knowledge and have ranked in the top five for NIH’s National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research funding. Our work continues to gain international attention for breakthrough discoveries in oral infectious diseases, salivary gland biology, craniofacial development, and community-based disease prevention. We focus on basic-science research as well as translational, clinical and community dentistry research. To learn more, click here.


Eastman Institute for Oral Health’s mission is to improve oral health care through caring, discovery, teaching and learning.

The University of Rochester Medical Center’s mission is to use education, science, and technology to improve health—transforming the patient experience with fresh ideas and approaches steeped in disciplined science, and delivered by health care professionals who innovate, take intelligent risks, and care about the lives they touch.

Our Goals Include:

  • Position Eastman Dental as a high-quality, multidisciplinary oral health care provider in addition to its community service role, “Excellence Without Exception.”
  • Educate dental academic leaders with translational research strengths.
  • Develop and strengthen basic and translational research in dental caries and biofilms, pain and arthritis, developmental and systems biology, genomics and proteomics, salivary physiology and microbiology, and health services research.
  • Develop a comprehensive research and treatment center for pain and arthritis.
  • Strengthen and improve the integration of basic, translational, and clinical research.