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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. Bejan Iranpour Remembered

Dr. Bejan Iranpour Remembered

“There are hundreds of dentists in Rochester and throughout the world who owe their success in large part to Dr. Bejan Iranpour,” said Michael Yunker, D.D.S., assistant professor and assistant program director in EIOH's Advanced Education in General Dentistry program. “Dr. Iranpour was the epitome of what every dedicated and conscientious dentist aspired to be. In addition to being a fine oral surgeon, he was a true gentleman, dedicated to his family and his profession, and totally aware of the importance of education in professional development.”

To honor his exceptional work and countless contributions as an oral health educator, Dr. Bejan Iranpour, who passed away Feb. 15, was given the first Bejan Iranpour Award for Excellence in Clinical Education in 2000.

Dr. Bahreman Honored in Iran

Dr. Bahreman Honored in Iran

Dr. Aliakbar Bahreman, a professor in EIOH’s Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics Departments, was recently honored for his immeasurable contributions to the dental profession in Iran.

EIOH to Study How Pressure Changes During SCUBA Diving Affect Teeth

EIOH to Study How Pressure Changes During SCUBA Diving Affect Teeth

SCUBA (self-contained underwater breathing apparatus) divers are subject to unique pressure and volume changes in the course of a dive. The teeth are also susceptible to pressure and volume changes, as well as temperature changes that may be a part of diving in cold waters.

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.

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.