Eastman Institute for Oral Health

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  • Unrestricted funding helped support the first Day for Special Smiles. In partnership with the Golisano Foundation and Special Olympics, the first-of-its-kind event—now a monthly occurrence—was created to improve access and oral health care for people with intellectual disabilities in Rochester. Participants received treatment for their most immediate dental needs, including baseline x-rays, full exams, fillings, and cleanings.
  •  Cleft palate patients continued to receive transformative care. Cleft lip and palate are common birth defects that occur in about 1 in 700 patients. Partnering with the Pediatric Cleft and Craniofacial Anomalies Center, part of Golisano Children’s Hospital, 20 to 30 new cases are treated per year. Families travel from all over the country to Rochester to receive care for cleft palate.
  • Dental patients have begun to enjoy the recently completed $1.3 million renovation and expansion in the prosthodontic clinic. Additional treatment rooms, the latest technology, and new equipment have improved patient privacy and comfort and enhanced care provision.
  • Gifts continue to support the Howitt Urgent Dental Care Center, which allows the provision of top quality, patient-centered care to those in need of emergency dental services.


Bullet points highlight impact made in 2014