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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.

Child Born with Heart Condition Referred to Eastman Dental

Child Born with Heart Condition Referred to Eastman Dental

When Jeff Brandow got full custody of his son Nathan, one of the first things he did was get him to a pediatric dentist.

At age 3 ½, Nathan had severe tooth decay, also known as Early Childhood Caries.

Dr. Malik Named Clinical Director, Orthodontics

Dr. Malik Named Clinical Director, Orthodontics

Shaima Malik, BDS, MS, (TMJD ’08, GenDen ’11, GPR ’12, Ortho ’14) assistant professor, has been appointed Clinical Director, Orthodontic Department at Eastman Institute for Oral Health.

"You Changed My Life Completely," Patient Says

"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.  

Eastman Institute Research Points to Chronic Pain Predictors

Eastman Institute Research Points to Chronic Pain Predictors

Eastman Institute for Oral Health research shows that exercise could be a valuable component in helping healthcare providers predict susceptibility to pain following injury or surgery.

Eastman Experts to Develop Interactive Training to Treat Patients with IDD

Eastman Experts to Develop Interactive Training to Treat Patients with IDD

Thanks to a recent grant award, Eastman Institute for Oral Health’s ongoing efforts to improve access to healthcare for patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) will be addressed through a new educational initiative.