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Eastman International Alliance

A thought leader ahead of his time, George Eastman knew the vital importance of George Eastmangood 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 Screen shot of first EIA Grand Roundseducation 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)

Screen Shot Prof. Porter EIA“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:

head bowed, man's hand holding side of his faceNovember 2023 Pain

teen girl with braces smiling at cameraSeptember 2023 Orthodontics

screen shot of virtual meetingMay 2023 Periodontology

zoom computer screenNovember 2022 Prosthodontics

MicroscopeSeptember 2022 Research

Screen shot of EIA Global RoundsMay 2022 Pediatric Dentistry

 Screen shot of presentation slideFebruary 2022 Oral Medicine

model with braces November 2021 Orthodontics


one tooth with severe decay September 2021 Dental Public Health/Community Dentistry

closeup of teeth   May, 2021  General Dentistry/Restorative Dentistry

picture of skull head  February, 2021 - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

photo of man in mouth pain       November,  2020 - Pain

implant     September, 2020 - Prosthodontics/Implants

gum disease     May, 2020 - Periodontology

mom brushing toddler's teeth     February, 2020 - Pediatric Dentistry

laser in dentistry      September, 2019 - Oral Medicine