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Smiling Faces, Going Places Dental Van Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Commemorative Video and Visits to Districts of Legislative Supporters

New York City Council Member Oliver Koppell, with constituents

NYS Assembly Member Steven Cymbrowitz, left, with supervising faculty member, Dr. James Apltauer

New York State Assembly Member Jonathan Bing aboard the van

Since the launch of NYUCD's Smiling Faces, Going Places mobile dental care program in 2000, New York State and City legislators have been staunch supporters of this initiative to provide critically needed dental services to medically underserved New York children. To commemorate the 10th anniversary of NYUCD's partnership with the New York State Assembly and the New York City Council, NYUCD produced a video, which can be viewed by going to

NYUCD also routinely says "thank you" to legislators for their support by visiting their districts during health fairs and other outreach activities. Recently, NYUCD visited the districts of New York City Council Member Oliver Koppell and New York State Assembly Members Steven Cymbrowitz and Jonathan Bing.