New York University College of Dentistry’s Constance T. Robinson-Turner was presented a City Council Proclamation by Majority Leader Joel Rivera in celebration of Women’s History Month on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, during Stated Council Ceremonial Tributes.
Mrs. Robinson-Turner is the administrator of the “Smiling Faces, Going Places” Mobile Dental Care Program. This program provides a fully equipped dental office to financially and medically distressed communities across New York City bringing oral care to children that may not have accessibility to dental care.
“Mrs. Robinson-Turner’s accomplishments, commitment and dedication to public service are evident in her professional career as she is the epitome of women in contemporary America working towards bettering the lives in her community and her surroundings,” stated Councilman Rivera.
Full text of the Majority Leader’s press release (pdf) can be found here.
About NYUCN’s Dental Van:
Ten years ago, Smiling Faces, Going Places mobile dental care program was established to meet a pressing need for expanded access to oral health care for medically underserved New York City youngsters. Through this program, 5,000 children annually receive comprehensive dental care that they would otherwise go without.
In the decade since its establishment, the Smiling Faces program has achieved great success, in the process becoming a model for other institutions across the country.