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Community Dentistry & Oral Disease Prevention

Helping the people in our community who can’t afford care has always been an important part of our mission and service. We bring much needed dental care to people who might not otherwise have access. Dentists from all over the world come to Eastman for advanced training, and many of them work at the following locations to help patients of all ages:

lobby of Eastman Dental DowntownEastman Dental Downtown

Conveniently located in the Sibley Building on Main St., we offer services for adults and children.

School 17- School 17 clinicDaisy Marquis Jones Foundation Dental Center

Part of the Orchard Street Community Health Center, this clinic is open during and after school hours, providing convenient access to school children and their families in surrounding neighborhoods.

East logoEast (Middle and High School) 

Eastman Dental set up a brand new clinic right at the school so students can access care conveniently. 

SMILEmobile on Eastman lawnyoung patient smiling for dentist


  • Maricelle Abayon, D.M.D., M.S.
  • Ernesto Bonaparte, D.D.S.
  • Sangeeta Gajendra, D.D.S., M.P.H.
  • Dorota Kopycka-Kedzierawski, D.D.S., M.P.H.
  • Xiu Xin Liu, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
  • Steven H. Meinhold, D.D.S.
  • Isamar Rivera-Ramos, D.M.D., Ph.D
  • Tejal Shastri, D.D.S.
  • Erin Shope, D.M.D.
  • Chia Taw Huang, D.D.S., M.S.
  • Konstantina Tzouma, D.D.S.
  • Jacqueline Wingate, D.D.S.
  • Cynthia Wong, D.M.D., M.S.

Our Expanded Community Outreach

♦ Dental Anxiety/Fear

Dental phobics are people whose discomfort with the idea of visiting the dentist is so strong that it keeps them away – even when they are in pain. Treatment ranges from establishing communication and trust between the patient and the dentist to the use of intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Our experts can help you decide what is best for you.

♦ Cancer, Infectious Diseases, Organ Transplants

Our faculty providers and residents are trained to care for patients who are medically compromised.
Call (585) 275-5553 to make an appointment.

♦ Pre-Cardiac Surgery Dental Care

Patients with cardiovascular disease or those facing cardiac surgery are given special attention when it comes to receiving dental care because of the risk of infection and possible complications from medications. We work closely with specialists in the treatment of these patients. Our faculty providers and residents are trained to care for patients who are medically compromised.
Call (585) 760-6051 to make an appointment.

♦ Senior Citizens/Geriatric

Taking care of oral health needs is as important to seniors as it is to kids. Dental services for the elderly are offered by experts trained in this area at our Eastman Dental Specialty Care Clinic.
Call (585) 275-5051 to make an appointment.

♦ Adult Patients with Developmental Disabilities

Eastman Dental provides treatment for patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities at the  Complex Care Center. Our staff is specially trained to work with adults who have special needs.
Call (585) 276-7900 for an appointment.

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