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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.

Dr. Hsu to Continue Stem Cell Research with $2.5 Million Grant

Dr. Hsu to Continue Stem Cell Research with $2.5 Million Grant

Wei Hsu, Ph.D., dean’s professor of Biomedical Genetics in the Center for Oral Biology and a scientist with the Eastman Institute for Oral Health at the University of Rochester Medical Center, received a $2.5 million, five year grant to continue his groundbreaking work involving the role of stem cells in tissue regeneration and reconstructive surgical repair.

Mom is Happy Cleft Lip Care for Baby is Better than She Had

Mom is Happy Cleft Lip Care for Baby is Better than She Had

When Khristeen Sproul found out her son would be born with a cleft lip, she wanted to make sure he received a relatively new treatment that wasn't available when she was born with cleft lip and palate.

UR's Oral Health Research in Top 10 of Federally Funded Institutions

UR's Oral Health Research in Top 10 of Federally Funded Institutions

The University of Rochester /Eastman Institute for Oral Health is back in the top 10 list of institutions funded by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), part of National Institutes of Health.

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.