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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.

"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.

How She Dropped Her Extreme Fear of Dentists

How She Dropped Her Extreme Fear of Dentists

Mae Jenkins' lifelong fear of dentists led to painful, infected teeth. A dentist on Eastman Dental's SMILEmobile changed all that.

Teledentistry Needs to be Integrated in TeleHealth Programs, EIOH Study Recommends

Teledentistry Needs to be Integrated in TeleHealth Programs, EIOH Study Recommends

Eastman Institute for Oral Health's Dr. Dorota Kopycka-Kedzierawski was among a select group of authors who presented their studies published in the December issue of Health Affairs, which is dedicated to TeleHealth.