NYUCD's Constance T. Robinson-Turner was presented a City Council Proclamation by Majority Leader Joel Rivera in celebration of Women's History Month on March 2, 2011, during New York City Council Ceremonial Tributes. Ms. Turner is the administrator of NYUCD's Smiling Faces, Going Places mobile dental care program, which provides a fully equipped dental office on wheels for financially and medically distressed communities throughout New York City, bringing oral health care to children who would not otherwise have access to essential dental care.
"Mrs. 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 Majority Leader Rivera.
Ms. Turner was further acknowledged by the City Council on March 26, 2011, when Councilman Leroy Comrie presented her an "Unsung Heroine" award, continuing the celebration of Women's History Month.
"All of us at NYUCD are so proud of Connie," said Dean Bertolami. "Her recognition by city leaders testifies to her unwavering commitment to the mission of the Smiling Faces, Going Places mobile care program and to her ability to ensure the fulfillment of that mission on a daily basis. We join the New York City Council in saluting Connie and thank her for strengthening NYUCD's reputation as a leader in public service for the people of New York City."