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Eastman Dental Center

The Rochester Dental Dispensary was funded by George Eastman in 1915 and opened in a building on East Avenue in 1917.  Its name was changed to the Eastman Dental Dispensary in June 1941 and to the Eastman Dental Center in September 1965.

The Eastman Dental Center moved into a new building at 625 Elmwood Avenue which was dedicated on October 26, 1978.  The Eastman Dental Center merged into the University of Rochester on July 28, 1997, 

The Eastman Institute for Oral Health was established in 2008, replacing the Eastman Dental Center as a division within the Medical Center.

1919 "George Eastman Endows Dental Dispensary with Fund of Million Dollars," Democrat and Chronicle, April 8, 1919, page 25.

1975 To each his farthest star:  The University of Rochester Medical Center -1925-1975, edited by Edward C. Atwater and John Romano.
Page 240:  Of special note is the importance of the land that was purchased by the University at the time of the transfer of the Rochester Municipal Hospital. This land provided the site for the construction of the completely new Strong Memorial Hospital to the east of the original structures, thus allowing the original Hospital to function fully throughout the construction phase of the new. The importance of this fact cannot be overemphasized, since it made possible the uninterrupted care of patients and the education of medical students, interns, and residents in the old hospital during the five years when the new was under construction.The land has also provided the space for the construction of an apartment building, the Dr. George W. Goler House, to provide housing for hospital employees, house staff, and students; and for the proposed new Eastman Dental Center, that will move from its location downtown to the campus of the Medical Center.

1978 "The Eastman Dental Center dedicated yesterday," Democrat and Chronicle, October 27, 1978, Page 2B

1997 "Eastman Dental Center becomes part of UR," Democrat and Chronicle, July 29, 1997, Page 5B.
Eastman Dental Center yesterday celebrated its adopted by the University of Rochester Medical Center.

2017 "A Higher Grade of Dentistry The Eastman Institute for Oral Health marks 100 years," by Karen McCally, Rochester Review 29(3):28-33 (January-February 2017)

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