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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.

EIOH Periodontal Alumnus Donates $500K

EIOH Periodontal Alumnus Donates $500K

Thanks to a generous gift, an Eastman Institute for Oral Health periodontal alumnus will provide many residents an opportunity he wishes he had in the early 1990’s.

Keeping Kory's Smile and Legacy Alive

Keeping Kory's Smile and Legacy Alive

When one of Paul Blythe’s close friends Kory Rauscher died in a snowmobile accident, Kory’s family and friends started an annual golf tournament in his honor, giving part of the proceeds to benefit the families of children born with cleft lip and palate, like Kory’s nephew Nathan. Shortly after Nathan’s birth, his parents drove from Waterloo to Eastman Institute for Oral Health in Rochester every week for three months for special treatment.

EIOH Centennial a Success

EIOH Centennial a Success

About 700 people from 25 countries and the same number of states heard from experts and specialists this weekend as Eastman Institute for Oral Health marked its 100th anniversary by hosting a scientific and educational symposium and Centennial Gala.

Dr. Sharon Elad Honored

Dr. Sharon Elad Honored

Dr. Sharon Elad, chair, Eastman Institute for Oral Health’s Oral Medicine Department, was recognized recently as an Honorary Diplomate by the American Board of Oral Medicine (ABOM) during the annual American Academy of Oral Medicine Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Study reveals potential target for drug development for better control of dental pain

Study reveals potential target for drug development for better control of dental pain

A recent study from UR Medicine’s Eastman Institute for Oral Health published in the Journal of Dental Research (JDR) is challenging a longstanding hydrodynamic theory that states environment stimulation triggers fluid movement in a tooth’s hard tissue, which then stimulates the tooth’s nerves in its root, causing pain.