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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.

Stopping the Cause of Cavities is Dr. Quivey's Focus

Stopping the Cause of Cavities is Dr. Quivey's Focus

After completing his studies in biochemistry, biology and chemistry at Penn State University, Robert G. Quivey, Jr., continued there to earn his master’s degree in Genetics, and then a PhD in Microbiology at the University of Texas at Austin. He joined the University of Rochester in the mid 1980’s to work in the new field of bacterial molecular biology and the genetics of Streptococcus mutans.  He was named the Center for Oral Biology’s director in 2009. Word of Mouth caught up with Dr. Quivey to learn what’s new in his lab.

National Dental Research Meeting Held Here

National Dental Research Meeting Held Here

Some 50 leaders from around the U.S., representing a $67 million, seven-year National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research grant on practice-based research were in Rochester recently to evaluate progress to date, share input from various teams and committees and set strategic goals moving forward.

Marit Aure, PhD, Shares 1st Place in World-Wide Dental Research Contest

Marit Aure, PhD, Shares 1st Place in World-Wide Dental Research Contest

Postdoctoral associate Marit Aure, PhD, of the Center for Oral Biology in the Eastman Institute for Oral Health, tied for first place at the highly-competitive International Association for Dental Research/Johnson & Johnson Hatton Awards Competition held recently in Cape Town, South Africa

Dentists Gather to Sink Their Teeth into Bench-to-Chair side Research

Dentists Gather to Sink Their Teeth into Bench-to-Chair side Research

This month more than 100 dentists and other oral health care providers from the northeast U.S. gathered in Rochester as part of one of the largest translational research efforts nationwide aimed at improving the public’s oral health.