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Eastman Institute for Oral Health

The Social Work program within the Eastman Institute for Oral Health focuses on resolving social problems related to oral care; many of the patients struggle with family issues, unreliable transportation, insufficient food, shelter and cultural/ language differences. This program utilizes a biopsychosocial model to address and facilitate eliminating gaps in patient care. The Social Work contributions in the dental setting also include resident/faculty education on critical psychosocial issues related such as child maltreatment, intimate partner violence, and development and implementation of grant funded projects to address oral health disparities.

For more information about Eastman Institute for Oral Health Social Work, please contact Lenora Colaruotolo LMSW at (585) 275-6820.

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Social Work at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health