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April 18, 2014 10:34 am Published by

The New York State Dental Foundation’s mission aims to spread smiles throughout New York State by helping to meet the oral health needs of those most in need. Over the winter the New York State Dental Foundation, along with support from Dr. Scott Firestone, helped with facilitating the donation of a dental chair for QSAC’s Day School in Queens. The dental chair will serve as a simulated learning experience for the students at the Day School. By sitting in the chair and experiencing the dental lamp, students will be desensitized to the dental office setting, so as to be ready for their next dental  appointment.

“QSAC is very grateful for the generous support of the New York State Dental Foundation and Dr. Scott Firestone. With their combined efforts, we have a dental chair that will allow us to provide a unique hands-on learning experience for our students,” said Lisa Veglia, QSAC’s deputy executive director.

Laura Leon, the executive director of the New York State Dental Foundation said, “The Foundation exists to improve the oral health of all New Yorkers, but clearly, there are some among our population whose needs are greater. Among those are individuals who have special needs. Our most vulnerable citizens need advocates like QSAC to secure basic care that many of us take for granted. The Board of the New York State Dental Foundation applauds the work being done by QSAC, and we are very grateful to have had the opportunity to assist in this donation.”


QSAC is a New York City and Long Island based nonprofit that supports children and adults with autism, together with their families, in achieving greater independence, realizing their future potential, and contributing to their communities in a meaningful way by offering person-centered services.

QSAC pursues this mission through direct services that provide a supportive and individualized setting for children and adults with autism to improve their communication, socialization, academic, and functional skills.