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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 $3.5 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.

60 Specialists Finish Programs  at EIOH

60 Specialists Finish Programs at EIOH

Eastman Institute for Oral Health celebrated the accomplishments of more than 60 professionals Friday during a ceremony that marks the beginning of a new chapter in their careers.

Each year, dentists from all over the world come to Eastman Institute for Oral Health to begin a challenging one to four years of training in various dental specialty programs. After they cross the stage to accept their certificates of completion, they will return home near and far to begin treating patients with new skills, teach, and/or conduct oral biology research. 

Dr. Jack Caton - a Man of Value

Dr. Jack Caton - a Man of Value

When University of Rochester Medical Center CEO Mark Taubman, MD meets with alumni around the country, they always ask him about their former teachers.

“We earn our great reputation by training people who do great things,” said Dr. Taubman during the recent celebration to mark reaching the initial goal for the Jack Caton Endowed Fellowship. “It’s very clear what Jack is most proud of-- among all the wonderful achievements he has made-- is seeing the people he’s trained and their accomplishments clinically, educationally and research wise.”

New Eastman SMILEmobile Will Serve Patients with Special Needs

New Eastman SMILEmobile Will Serve Patients with Special Needs

A new Eastman Institute for Oral Health SMILEmobile will soon be rolling into town to provide first-of-its-kind access to people with special needs, including older adults, people with developmental disabilities and other medically complex conditions.