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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.

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.

EIOH Studying Oral Health of Alzheimer Patients' Caregivers

EIOH Studying Oral Health of Alzheimer Patients' Caregivers

While it's widely known that caregivers for people with Alzheimer's have poorer general health than others, Eastman Institute for Oral Health and the Alzheimer's Association of the Finger Lakes are teaming up to learn more about caregivers' oral health status.

Dr. Jucan Honored Twice

Dr. Jucan Honored Twice

Adina C. Jucan, D.D.S., clinical director of Eastman Dental at Highland, was recognized twice for her expertise and commitment to improving the oral health of older adults.  She was recently named a Fellow of Special Care Dentistry for her outstanding contributions to special patient care and for the recognition she has achieved among her health care colleagues.

Dr. McLaren Inducted in the American College of Dentists

Dr. McLaren Inducted in the American College of Dentists

Sean McLaren (GPR ‘03 Pedo ‘06 ), chair and program director for EIOH’s Pediatric Dentistry Department, was named a Fellow in the American College of Dentists, the oldest major honorary organization for dentists. Its members have exemplified excellence through outstanding leadership and exceptional contributions to dentistry and society.

EIOH's Kim Hampton Wins Board Excellence Award

EIOH's Kim Hampton Wins Board Excellence Award

Kim Hampton, Lead Dental Assistant in General Dentistry, won the coveted University of Rochester Board Excellence Award.