Dr. Linda Wang Lam Named 2021 Recipient of the American Board of Periodontology Leslie M. Salkin Award
October 13, 2021
Congratulations to EIOH alum Dr. Linda Wang Lam (Perio ’19 MS ’19) for being named the 2021 recipient of the American Board of Periodontology Leslie M. Salkin Award. The person who earns the highest score on the ABP Oral Examination is given this coveted award.
Dr. Salkin, Director of the American Board of Periodontology from 1995 to 2001, returned every year to assist the Board on the Oral Exam as an Examiner until his death in 2013. The Board established the Leslie M. Salkin Award to honor his many years of exceptional service to the ABP.
Dr. Lam’s award was presented at the AAP Awards Ceremony in Miami, Florida on Nov. 4.
Dr. David Fraser Recognized for Outstanding Accomplishments!
October 8, 2021
Congrats to Dr. David Fraser (Perio '17 MS '17) for being recently recognized—not once, but twice—for his outstanding accomplishments! He was awarded a Trainee Pilot Study through University of Rochester Clinical & Translational Science Institute, as well as one of the University's most competitive dissertation fellowships, endowed by UR alumna Joan Wright Goodman, PhD, to support doctoral students across science disciplines. Read moreabout Eastman Institute for Oral Health faculty being recognized
Dr. Alexandra Tsigarida Named Chair of the Education Committee of the American Academy of Periodontology
September 22, 2021
Congrats to Dr. Alexandra Tsigarida! She's been named the next Chair of the Education Committee of the American Academy of Periodontology. She will also Chair a new task force to evaluate Periodontal education for the 2021-2022 academic year. Her term begins in early November after the General Assembly Business Session at the AAP Annual Meeting in Miami.
Two Eastman Institute Faculty Chosen for Global Expert Meeting
March 18, 2019
Two 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
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
When 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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