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Two Eastman Institute Faculty Chosen for Global Expert Meeting

Group photo of 70 expertsTwo Eastman Institute for Oral Health faculty were among 70 experts from 18 countries who were selected to participate in the recent Oral Reconstruction Foundation’s International Expert Meeting (IEM) in Prague.

“There were a lot of fruitful discussions and interactions at this very well organized consensus meeting,” said Alexandra Tsigarida, D.D.S, M.S., assistant professor and program director for Eastman Institute’s Periodontics Residency Program. “I am so glad I was part of this.”

Konstantinos Chochlidakis, D.D.S., M.S. (Prostho ’13), assistant professor and program director of Eastman Institute’s Prosthodontic Residency Program was also in attendance, where participants divided into various work group with the collective goal of establishing expert treatment recommendations and a decision tree for treating edentulous patients with implant restorations.

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Dr. Jack Caton Had Major Role in World Workshop

Dr. Jack Caton

Jack Caton, DDS, MS, professor and chair, Eastman Institute for Oral Health’s Periodontics Department, served as a co-chair for the World Workshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases and Conditions.

After three years of planning and intensive literature reviews, more than 150 top experts in periodontal science, education and clinical care from Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas met to discuss and reach consensus on the classification and diagnosis of periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions. Significant periodontal disease affects more than 50 percent of the population worldwide and diseases around dental implants is on the rise.

“The purpose of the workshop was to bring together global leaders within periodontology and implant dentistry to update the classification using current evidence,” said Dr. Caton, a longstanding leader in the field.

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"You Changed My Life Completely," Patient Says

Dr. M and MichaelWhen 20-year-old Michael Crymes told his parents he wanted braces, they never thought they would have to travel to another city to find an orthodontist who would treat him.

That’s because Michael has Cerebral Palsy (CP), a disorder that affects body movement, muscle control and coordination, caused by damage to the developing brain.  

After being turned down by several orthodontists near their home in Niagara Falls, Michael’s pediatric dentist recommended Eastman Dental in Rochester, NY, an hour and a half drive away.

“They welcomed us with open arms,” recalled Michael Crymes, Sr. “We were excited they were willing to take care of him.”

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