Left to right:
Mrs. Connie Turner; Dr. Michele Kaider, Chief Resident, Advanced
Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry (AEPPD); Dr. Jung-Hun Kim,
first-year resident, AEPPD; Mr. Patricio Medina, CDA; Dr. Anthony
Johnson; Mr. William Anduhar, van driver; and Dr. Kristina biggs,
first-year resident, AEPPD.
When students from P.S. 4, a Brooklyn elementary school for physically
challenged youngsters, wanted to express their appreciation to the
Smiling Faces, Going Places mobile dental care team for the care they
received, they sent a giant “thank-you” card with all
their signatures to Mrs. Connie Turner, the van’s administrator.
“This kind of appreciation makes us value every minute of our
job,” said Mrs. Turner. Dr. Anthony Johnson, Clinical Assistant
Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, and the supervising dentist for
the van program, added, “Although we’re used to receiving
thank-you notes from school principals and nurses, it’s especially
charming when it comes directly from the kids.”
And from Assemblyman
Speaking of Smiling Faces, Going Places, we thought you would be
interested in the letter on the left from Assemblyman Thomas W.
Alfano (no relation to Dean Alfano), who represents the 21st Assembly
District in Nassau County.
And from Some
of Our Patients
From time to time, Global Health Nexus will print letters from grateful
patients, who have written to tell us about the excellent care they
received at NYUCD. A patient since 1961 spoke of the high quality
care provided by our students. Another correspondent, a native of
Jamaica, who wanted us to know that she has “never forgotten
all the free dental work when I was in need,” enclosed a Jamaican
guide book and a check for $10, with her thanks.