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July 2015

EIOH Awarded $3.5 Million to Study Role of Behavior and Stress in Children's Tooth Decay

EIOH Awarded $3.5 Million to Study Role of Behavior and Stress in Children's Tooth Decay

UR Medicine’s Eastman Institute for Oral Health (EIOH) has been awarded a $3.5 million grant that, for the first time, will scientifically explore how family functioning, stress, and parenting behaviors may lead to Early Childhood Caries (cavities), a significant public health problem that disproportionately affects children living in poverty.

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.