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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.

Eastman Expert Trains Providers at The Highlands

Eastman Expert Trains Providers at The Highlands

At their first dental in-service, nearly 60 nurses and aides at The Highlands in Brighton learned new information that will not only help improve care for the people they serve, but also for their own oral health.

"Bubbles" Boost Search for Treatment to Aid Head and Neck Cancer Patients

"Bubbles" Boost Search for Treatment to Aid Head and Neck Cancer Patients

A scientific team at the University of Rochester is using innovative technology to discover preventative treatments for salivary gland radiation damage typical for head and neck cancer patients—and recently received a $3.8 million National Institutes of Health grant to support their investigation.

Center for Oral Biology Lands Third Training Grant from NIDCR

Center for Oral Biology Lands Third Training Grant from NIDCR

The Center for Oral Biology within UR Medicine’s Eastman Institute for Oral Health has been awarded $2.9 million to expand its renowned training program for oral biologists and dentist-scientists. This award includes Research Training and Research Education grants from the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research, part of the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Takano's Research Featured

Dr. Takano's Research Featured

Dr. Takahiro Takano's research focuses on developing alternative treatment strategies for chronic pain. His recent work is featured in Research Features, a publication of Research Publishing International. Dr. Takano is an assistant professor at Eastman Institute for Oral Health's Center for Oral Biology.

Dr. Vorrasi Promoted to Associate Program Director

Dr. Vorrasi Promoted to Associate Program Director

Dr. John Vorrasi has been named associate program director in Eastman Institute for Oral Health's Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department.