Upcoming EIOH Event

August 21, 2017


August is National Breastfeeding Month, raising awareness of the short and long-term benefits for mothers and children as well as sustainable development through the natural act. Dr. Sangeeta Gajendra, a board certified public health dentist actively involved in research and teaching at UR Medicine’s Eastman Institute for Oral Health, will be presenting her 90-minute seminar twice, September 11 & 21. Visit the community involvement page to read more & register. And keep an eye out for our #NBM17

post in the coming weeks.


Saving Face & Life

August 10, 2017

Most of us are not familiar with craniofacial conditions beyond the commercials on public television asking for sponsorship of a child in an eastern European or Southeast Asian country. Few people are aware of the lifelong physical and emotional results patients experience, nor the preventative measures you’re able to take.

Cleft and craniofacial conditions affect thousands of infants, children, teens and adults in the United States each year.  Some are born with congenital anomalies like cleft lip and palate, others with more complex, life-threatening craniofacial conditions.  Some are burned; others are injured in accidents and animal attacks, or diagnosed with various oral/head/neck and skin diseases. Children with certain craniofacial defects can have a greater risk for physical, learning, developmental, or social challenges, or a mix of these. Craniofacial defects have significant effects on families and the health care system

CDC recently estimated that each year in the United States, about 2,650 babies are born with a cleft palate and 4,440 babies are born with a cleft lip with or without a cleft palate.

•Isolated orofacial clefts, or clefts that occur with no other major birth defects, are one of the most common types birth defects in the United States.

Certain types of cleft palate (such as bifid uvula ) might not be diagnosed until later in life, and genetic mutations that cause cleft lip and cleft palate are not preventable. However, women can take certain precautions to prevent environmental exposures that may increase the risk of having a child born with cleft and craniofacial anomalies.

•Make sure your immunizations are up-to-date before you become pregnant.

•Eat properly and take prenatal vitamins with folic acid, as instructed by your doctor, before and during pregnancy. Folic acid deficiency causes facial clefts in laboratory animals, leaving researchers with good reason to focus on folic acid in cleft studies.

•Don’t smoke, use illegal drugs, or consume alcohol while pregnant.

Most of these are standard practice in pregnant women but exercising the appropriate caution & extra measures could save individuals & their families years of physical and emotional stress.

You can read the success story of a former EIOH patient, his and his family’s clef-lip experience here, more inspirational stories in the 2014 issue of Copendium & the legacy of former patient Kory Rauscher on the EIOH blog, Word of Mouth. Issues of Coendium are available for perusal in the library as well as resources for a request a literature search for yourself, or reliable and appropriate healthcare information for your patients and their families.



Pound The Alarm

August 4, 2017

We’re waking up our blog and opening new (literal and metaphorical) doors. The social media channels at Bibby Library are slowly but surely waking from their dormant state just in time to celebrate 100 years of research and patient care at Eastman Dental Center. You’ll find abbreviations of future posts in the library on the board next to the coffee station. Feel free to comment, discuss, share other articles and inquire about being a guest blogger. The staff here is excited to keep these channels alive and thriving and would love your input. Be sure to follow us on twitter @bibby_library for more URMC & EIOH-related news. Check back for a post on July’s Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness Month & what’s in store for August.

New Display at Bibby Library: ADA Caries Classification System

March 31, 2015

After a long silence, the Bibby Library News & Tips Blog is active once again!

Today’s entry is a guest post from Neelam Jadeja, Dental Resident affiliated with the NYS Department of Oral Health and Bibby Library’s Student Employee.

She writes:

Dental caries, one of the most common oral diseases, has been classified by the dental profession with the older, more surgical classifications which do not include initial noncavitated lesions, such as white or brown spots.

As other therapeutic models have been developed and used to prevent, treat, and reverse caries, the American Dental Association (ADA) developed the Caries Classification System (CCS) to incorporate more interceptive nonsurgical efforts.

The new treatment planning module of the electronic dental record system, Axium, includes the ADA CCS to record caries diagnosis. Although it is intended to be an easy-to-implement system, the dental professionals find the new module to be very confusing, time consuming, repetitive, and so on.

Therefore, it is essential to understand the ADA CCS, because the activity level of the lesion over time is included with the other clinical characteristics such as lesion location, site of origin, and extent.

These variables are necessary to determine which clinical treatments and therapeutic interventions are appropriate to control and treat these lesions. Furthermore, this new classification provides essential features to assess caries risk, to trend progression or regression of caries, and to determine effectiveness of caries management strategies and preventive programs.

To learn more about the ADA CCS go to: http://www.urmc.edu/miner/mdl.aspx?U=http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.adaj.2014.11.018

You can also read the article in JADA at Bibby Library.

I hope you like it!!


Neelam Jadeja

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2014 in review

December 31, 2014

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,300 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Miner Library Presents — Made in Rochester: Eat, Drink, & Buy Local — Join us on Wednesday, October 29 at Noon

October 27, 2014

Curious about new places to go in Rochester? Pop over to Miner Library for this month’s High Noon on local shops, restaurants, and places to go.

We’ve all eaten at chain restaurants and shopped at national stores.  Come hear Miner librarians Lorraine Porcello and Dan Trout share their experiences with eating and shopping locally in Rochester and Upstate New York. Come share your favorite local business during this interactive presentation so everyone can learn about local Rochester businesses just in time for the busy holiday season begins.

Join us at noon on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 in the History of Medicine Room at Miner Library. Feel free to invite your colleagues and bring your lunch!

For more information, contact Dan Trout at 276-3475.

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Updated Consumer Health Sites for Mobiles.

October 27, 2014

The US National Library of Medicine has updated their mobile access for consumer health website MedlinePlus in English and en español.
See the announcement here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/so14/so14_medlineplus_mobile.html

Or, check out the sites!  @ http://m.medlineplus.gov/ and http://m.medlineplus.gov/spanish/

MedlinePlus includes information on Oral Health topics.

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