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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.

Area's First Day for Special Smiles Event Helps Bridge the Gap to Care for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Area's First Day for Special Smiles Event Helps Bridge the Gap to Care for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Eastman Institute for Oral Health, Golisano Foundation and Special Olympics are partnering to bridge a long-standing gap to improve access and oral health care for people with intellectual disabilities (ID) and hosted A Day for Special Smiles, a first-of-its kind event in the area.

Eastman Dentist Awarded for Community Health Efforts

Eastman Dentist Awarded for Community Health Efforts

EIOH Pediatric Dentist and Assistant Professor Lisa DeLucia, DDS, was awarded a Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Award.

UR Students Host First Annual Dental Awareness Week

UR Students Host First Annual Dental Awareness Week

Public health advocates and aspiring dentists Brandon McDonald (UR ’13) and Yasmin Mattar (UR ’14), lobbied university administration last year to begin an annual Dental Awareness Week on campus. They gathered supporting students’ signatures, produced a video, met with the Dean of Students, and even made a giant gold tooth sculpture to bring attention to oral health disparities in the nation, as well as raise awareness to students’ own oral health.

Dentists Gather to Sink Their Teeth into Bench-to-Chair side Research

Dentists Gather to Sink Their Teeth into Bench-to-Chair side Research

This month more than 100 dentists and other oral health care providers from the northeast U.S. gathered in Rochester as part of one of the largest translational research efforts nationwide aimed at improving the public’s oral health.

Eastman Dental Helping One Child at a Time - This Week at Court

Eastman Dental Helping One Child at a Time - This Week at Court

Young children living in poverty have significant unmet dental needs and often have reduced quality of life as a result of severe tooth decay, also known as early childhood caries. Untreated dental disease remains a sustained, unmet health need for many children living in Rochester.