February is National Children’s Dental Health Month: Highlighting the Work of the Eastman Institute for Oral Health

The Eastman Institute for Oral Health (EIOH) is actively using the technology within RocHealthData to help analyze results of a study conducted for its Dental Home for Children Project (DHCP). This project was conducted by EIOH in partnership with the Strong Health Social Work Division of Strong Memorial Hospital over a five-year period, integrating social work professionals into its educational, clinical and research domains. Social work personnel within the pediatric dental clinic offered case management and outreach services to targeted families. Services were tailored to create and sustain positive experiences within the dental care system, specifically to provide a dental home to children.


EIOH approached the RocHealthData team because they were interested in geographically mapping home town locations of the 588 children served by this project. The majority of these patients came to EIOH due to an emergency dental problem. The overall goal of the DHCP was to improve utilization of dental care from emergency/urgent to preventive/routine care, thus leading to improved oral health outcomes. The map highlighted here uses zip code data to show the wide (14-county) reach of the University of Rochester’s Eastman Institute for Oral Health. Learn more about the important work of the EIOH here.


Visit the RocHealthData map room to layer this DHCP data with other indicators of interest such as socioeconomic status and access to dental care.

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