ROC Pointe Endodontics Donates Operating Microscope to Eastman Institute for Oral Health

Jan. 2, 2024
Drs Grassi and Bunes in treatment room with microscope
Dr. Michael Grassi (left) and Dr. Alf Bunes donated this microscope to Eastman Institute for Oral Health.

Eastman Institute for Oral Health part-time faculty members Dr. Michael Grassi and Dr. Alf Bunes have donated a Global Dental Operating Microscope to the General Dentistry Department.

Dentists from all over the world come to Eastman for advanced training and enjoy learning from specialists like Dr. Michael Grassi and Dr. Alf Bunes (GenDen ’18). Partners in their local private practice, Roc Pointe Endodontics, P.C., Drs. Grassi and Bunes have taught part-time at Eastman Institute a combined 40 years, specifically in the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency program. 

“Endodontics is a branch of dentistry concerned with diseases and injuries of the soft tissues inside a tooth called the pulp,” explained Dr. Grassi, who serves on the Eastman Dental Center Foundation Board of Directors. “When performing endodontic treatment, magnification and illumination are very important because we can’t treat what we can’t see. This Dental Operating Microscope has become a very important tool in endodontics.”

“This dental operating microscope will help the residents to better view the canals of the tooth, any cracks, pulpal calcification and much more,” Dr. Bunes added.

Dr. Bunes shows a resident how to use the microscope.

“This specialized microscope will be invaluable for enhancing the care we provide our patients as well as the residents’ education,” said Dr. Hans Malmstrom, chair, EIOH's General Dentistry Department. “Both Dr. Grassi and Dr. Bunes are excellent teachers and deeply appreciated by our residents. We’re very grateful for their generous donation.”

“We greatly appreciate the assistance of Trent Gooding and Thomas Adams with Johnson Controls who helped install the microscope,” said. Dr. Grassi.