Pediatric center receives excellence award
The NCEF Pediatric Dental Center in Naples was recognized by the DentaQuest Institute as a safety net solutions center of excellence. The center received the award for displaying leadership and excellence in oral health practice management. The center, part of the UF Statewide Network for Community Oral Health, opened in 2008 through funding from the NCEF Naples Children and Education Foundation, which focuses on creating and expanding charitable programs serving underprivileged and at-risk children in Collier County. The center houses a pediatric dental residency program with the College of Dentistry and has had more than 40,000 patient visits since it opened.