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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.

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.

Parents Grateful for Cleft Team, Donor Support

Parents Grateful for Cleft Team, Donor Support

When Neil and Valerie Folnsbee learned their son Sawyer would be born with a cleft lip and palate, they met with the Craniofacial and Cleft Team at UR Medicine and felt immediately they were in the right hands. Check out this letter from them.

New Endowed Fund Established

New Endowed Fund Established

The American and WNY Dental Partners Foundation have committed to a $50,000 endowed fund that will benefit graduating residents from all the various clinical programs. 

EIOH Names Dr. Kolokythas as New Oral and Maxillofacial Chair

EIOH Names Dr. Kolokythas as New Oral and Maxillofacial Chair

Antonia Kolokythas, D.D.S., M.Sc., has been appointed chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Eastman Institute for Oral Health, part of UR Medicine.

Former Eastman Dental Patient A  Finalist on So You Think You Can Dance?

Former Eastman Dental Patient A Finalist on So You Think You Can Dance?

Jim Nowakowski had his first surgery when he was 7 months old. And, like other babies born with cleft lip and palate, he endured dozens more procedures and surgeries, including one that left his mouth wired shut for 5 weeks, eating only what would fit through a straw. Read more about his cleft lip experience.

A patient of the UR Medicine and Eastman Institute for Oral Health since that first surgery, Jim believes the painful procedures and surgeries helped him maintain his drive to dance.

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