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Unique SMILEmobile Gives First-of-its-Kind Access to Patients with Special Needs

UR Medicine’s Eastman Institute for Oral Health today presented a new, custom designed SMILEmobile that provides first-of-its-kind access to people with special needs, including older adults, people with developmental disabilities and other medically complex conditions.

EIOH Awarded $3.5M to Train Dentists for Treating Patients with Special Needs

EIOH Awarded $3.5M to Train Dentists for Treating Patients with Special Needs

UR Medicine’s Eastman Institute for Oral Health has been awarded a $3.5 million grant for an innovative educational initiative-- a major step in reducing the health disparities among people with special needs.

EIOH Names Dr. Kolokythas as New Oral and Maxillofacial Chair

EIOH Names Dr. Kolokythas as New Oral and Maxillofacial Chair

Antonia Kolokythas, D.D.S., M.Sc., has been appointed chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Eastman Institute for Oral Health, part of UR Medicine.

Pacifier Pros and Cons

Pacifier Pros and Cons

Dr. Emile Rossouw, Chair, EIOH Orthodontics weighs in on the pacifier issue.  How old a child should be when using a pacifier recently became international conversation when photos of soccer star David Beckham’s 4 year-old daughter with a pacifier in her mouth were published online.

EIOH Awarded $3.5 Million to Study Role of Behavior and Stress in Children's Tooth Decay

EIOH Awarded $3.5 Million to Study Role of Behavior and Stress in Children's Tooth Decay

UR Medicine’s Eastman Institute for Oral Health (EIOH) has been awarded a $3.5 million grant that, for the first time, will scientifically explore how family functioning, stress, and parenting behaviors may lead to Early Childhood Caries (cavities), a significant public health problem that disproportionately affects children living in poverty.

Former Eastman Dental Patient A  Finalist on So You Think You Can Dance?

Former Eastman Dental Patient A Finalist on So You Think You Can Dance?

Jim Nowakowski had his first surgery when he was 7 months old. And, like other babies born with cleft lip and palate, he endured dozens more procedures and surgeries, including one that left his mouth wired shut for 5 weeks, eating only what would fit through a straw. Read more about his cleft lip experience.

A patient of the UR Medicine and Eastman Institute for Oral Health since that first surgery, Jim believes the painful procedures and surgeries helped him maintain his drive to dance.