Eastman International Alliance
A thought leader ahead of his time, George Eastman knew the vital importance of good oral health, educating dental providers, the need for dental and craniofacial research, as well as the importance of helping underserved communities. After the success of the Rochester, NY Dental Dispensary he founded in 1915, he established similar institutions in London, Rome, Brussels, Stockholm and Paris. All but Brussels remain open today, sharing similar names and missions to provide exceptional post-doctoral education and clinical care, address oral health care disparities, and to conduct relevant and meaningful research.
Integrated into outstanding universities, these institutions are linked together through the Eastman International Alliance (EIA), established to address global problems related to access, to collaborate in education, clinical care, research, and to engage in faculty and student exchanges.
This site hosts the Eastman International Alliance Global Rounds, where oral health experts from EIA institutions share complex patient cases in various specialties in real time. (see below for links to recordings of previous Global Rounds sessions)
“No one else is doing this across the globe,” said Stephen Porter, BSc, PhD, MD, professor and director of Eastman Dental Institute in London. “We have highly talented colleagues who manage patients with complex diseases, and events like these will enhance the knowledge and skills of students and staff who will then be able to enhance the oral health and well-being of patients.”
“The EIA Global Rounds clearly demonstrate the quality of work done at the Eastmans around the globe,” said Eli Eliav, DMD, PhD, professor and director, Eastman Institute for Oral Health. “This is just the beginning. We look forward to engaging with our sister institutions for other possible collaborations, like common research projects and faculty and student exchanges."
“I have to think George Eastman would be quite pleased to know how his influence and legacy continue to contribute to world class oral health care, education and research around the world,” said Cyril Meyerowitz, DDS, MS, professor and EIOH director emeritus, who hosts each Global Rounds.
EIA Global Rounds Archive - to view previous sessions, click the links below:
November, 2020 - Pain
September, 2020 - Prosthodontics/Implants
May, 2020 - Periodontology
February, 2020 - Pediatric Dentistry
September, 2019 - Oral Medicine