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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.

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.

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.

URMC Mourns Passing of EIOH Orthodontics Chair Dr. J. Daniel Subtelny

URMC Mourns Passing of EIOH Orthodontics Chair Dr. J. Daniel Subtelny

J. Daniel Subtelny, DDS, a pioneer in the field of craniofacial orthodontics and longtime chair and faculty member at URMC’s Eastman Institute for Oral Health, passed away Sept. 17 at the age of 92.