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What Alumni are Saying

"Eastman afforded me the opportunity to have a great dental career and I benefited from that, so it's a way of giving back to dentistry." - Dr. Douglas Dompkowski (Perio'95), who gifted $500,000.

The experience of treating underserved populations during his time as an EIOH resident inspired him to continue helping those in need throughout his entire career.– Jeffrey P. Feingold (GenDen '72) Jeffrey's Full story

“Dr. Caton teaches us not just periodontics  from textbooks and literature, but also how to deal with some complicated real life situations,” – Jingyuan Fan, DDS, PhD (Perio '14).  “He always encourages our critical thinking and creativity. Her provides us with freedom to pursue our goals and work independently.”

Haskell Family"Dr. Subtelny showed me it was possible to be both a serious and respected academic, as well as a skilled private practitioner. Dr. Musgrave encouraged me to want to be not only a good clinician, but the best clinician possible.” – Bruce Haskell, DMD, PhD (Ortho ’75)

"Dr. Subtelny taught me how to pursue my goals with great passion, energy and perseverance."– Cristina Incorvati, DDS (Ortho '93)

Usman Ali"Very few programs offer the diversity and respect Eastman does. From the excellent faculty to the clinical exposure, the program prepared me very well for a career in general dentistry.  The exposure you gain in this program by the interaction with people from different backgrounds and experiences is invaluable." – Usman Ali, DMD, MPH (GenDen '12)

Dr. Kang"I don’t think I have ever been and will ever be surrounded by as many talented and intelligent teachers and researchers as I have at EIOH.”– Sung-Woo Kang, DDS (AEGD '14)

“I am so grateful to Eastman. Many doors were opened to me because I was part of the Eastman family. Thank you for your caring support.” –Ann Slaughter, DDS, MPH (Gen Den ’94) Read more   "Dr. Saunders’  guidance and expertise and support played a pivotal role in my career beyond the walls of Eastman. I have never had a better mentor."

Jin Xiao“Dr. Malmstrom and Dr. Koo are the people who inspired me to develop an academic career. Their dedication to dental research, teaching and clinical practice are the driving power for me to pursue my career dream.”– Jin Xiao, DDS, PhD (GenDen '13, GPR '14)

Joel Brodsky, DDS, MS (Ortho ’76, MS ’81) – “I was very fortunate to make some long lasting friendships at Eastman… Cleft palate and surgical cases are a large part of our practice today – a great legacy and tribute to Dr. Subtelny”  Joel's Full story

“One of the best things of about Eastman is its great faculty. The program challenges its residents to become the top of their field.” – Remi Arseneau, DMD (Perio ’12)

“Because of you [Ortho Faculty], I have gained the confidence necessary to meet the demands that lie ahead and maintain the high standard expected of an Eastman Ortho graduate.” – Nader Ehsani (Ortho ’07)