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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.

Clare Shaffer Retires from 50-Year Career at Eastman

Clare Shaffer Retires from 50-Year Career at Eastman

It all started in the spring of 1964, when, as a 17 year-old high school student dressed in her suit complete with a pill box hat, gloves, and high heels, Clare Shaffer, RDH, MS, walked into the Eastman Dental Dispensary to interview for a student position in the Eastman School for Dental Hygiene.

Bethany Lindsey Honored

Bethany Lindsey Honored

Bethany Lindsey, a Lead Patient Services Representative in Eastman Dental's Pediatric Dentistry Department, won the coveted University of Rochester Medical Center Board Excellence Award.

Santa Collection Continues Holiday Cheer

Santa Collection Continues Holiday Cheer

For most people by January 2, the gifts have been exchanged or returned, thank you notes written, diets started, and all the decorations put away until next year, putting a close to the holiday season.

But that is definitely not the case for EIOH Dental Assistant Bert Buettner, who has always held a special place in his heart for Santa.  So much so, that he began a collection of Santa figures when he was in middle school. Today, his collection has grown impressively and is an amazing sight to see.  He and his family open their home every year to his co-workers and friends to share in the holiday joy and carry on the unique delight and enhancement that only Santa Claus can offer.

Giving Back is a Part of EIOH Learning

Giving Back is a Part of EIOH Learning

Dr. Linda Rasubala shared one of her favorite quotes at a luncheon reception after a morning of serving the community.

“Life is a gift; it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more,” she said, quoting life coach Anthony Robbins. “The importance of good oral habits at a young age is critical,” added Dr. Rasubala, a dentist and faculty member with Eastman Dental, part of UR Medicine’s Eastman Institute for Oral Health.

EIOH Alum Dr. Bruce Haskell Wins Alumni Association Award

EIOH Alum Dr. Bruce Haskell Wins Alumni Association Award

Dr. Bruce Haskell (Ortho '75) was recently honored with The Louisville Orthodontic Alumni Association Award.  His acceptance speech: