Cheers to the Sulzbacher Center and selfless medical volunteers across Jacksonville for once again working together to give high-quality dental care to low-income children.

 

During Sulzbacher’s recent annual “Give Kids a Smile” event, the center’s dental staff teamed up with scores of local dental professionals to perform 251 dental procedures — from fillings to extractions — as well as give the young patients tips on teeth care.


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In all, nearly $35,000 worth of dental treatment was provided — all of it free of charge!

The yearly “Give Kids a Smile” event has been a wonderful partnership between Sulzbacher, the Jacksonville Dental Society and the Northeast District Dental Association.

Since it was launced some 15 years ago, the initiative has helped nearly 900 children receive dental care services.

HIGH RANK FOR UNF

Congratulations to the University of North Florida’s Student Union for being named one of the nation’s 25 best student union centers by College Rank, an informational website for students and parents.

It’s just the latest bit of acclaim for UNF’s Student Union: In 2012, it was named as the best educational building in the state by the Florida Chapter of The American Institute of Architects.

Each year, the university’s Student Union building holds some 6,500 events.

GOOD GRADES FOR FSCJ

While we’re applauding high ratings for area schools, let’s add a round of applause for Florida State College at Jacksonville for making OnlineU’s “Most Affordable Online Colleges” list.

FSCJ was particularly hailed for the affordability of its finance, human services, management and information technology online degrees.

AWARD FOR LOCAL LEGISLATOR

Bravo to state Rep. Travis Cummings, who represents District 18, for his tireless legislative efforts to protect children, boost the area’s foster-care program and stregthen Florida’s human trafficking laws.

Cummings, a Clay County Republican, recently received the “Outstanding Public Official of the Year” award from Family Support Services of North Florida, which is the main agency for foster care, adoption and family preservation in Northeast Florida.