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A Message from Dr. Eli Eliav


In Dr. Eli Eliavour continued effort to create long term solutions to strengthen the fragile oral health delivery system for older adults, patients with medically complex conditions, and intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), we’ve begun major renovations to build two clinics that will be equipped to address their unique needs, in addition to other structural changes that will greatly enhance resident education.

The success we’ve seen at UR Medicine’s Complex Care Center has clearly demonstrated how beneficial a specialty approach has been. Whether our general dentists and specialists are working alone or side by side with physicians, patients with various special needs are getting the highest quality care and our residents and students are getting a superior education.

The new Specialty Care Clinic is among our top priorities. All of our residents will receive hands on training caring for medically complex patients and those with IDD. Our graduates who incorporate specialty care into their own practice will benefit communities around the world.

We’re experiencing growth in other key areas, like our Master’s in Dental Science, Preceptorship, and Teledentistry programs.

You’ll read about new grants we’ve received, and where our scientists are getting published. In fact, the number of EIOH publications in peer reviewed journals has increased significantly from years before, and despite being a smaller institution comparatively, EIOH is in the top 10 of NIH/National Institute Dental and Craniofacial Research funding.

We warmly welcome new faculty and thank all the valued faculty and staff who have served Eastman and our patients for many years.

As part of the EIOH family, we invite you to be a part of building our future and continue the exceptional leadership, compassion and integrity on which this extraordinary institution was founded.

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