Joan C. Laura, DDS Receives Special Recognition by The New York State Assembly

Dr. Laura of Eastwood Dental Recognized by The New York State Assembly For Her Community Involvement

Mr. William B. Magnarelli, in a visit to Eastwood Dental Office, in the Syracuse neighborhood of Eastwood, presented Joan C. Laura, DDS with an official Citation for recognition from the State Assembly office of New York, for her continued care of the citizens of Syracuse, and the Eastwood area specifically over the more than 25 years that she has been practicing. The Citation goes on to recognize that not only has Dr. Laura been serving the community for over a quarter of a century, but her father before her had practiced dentistry in the same location for many years.

The Citation goes on to recognize her work in cosmetic dentistry, using her knowledge of the arts and design that Dr. Laura bolstered through her Bachelor of Fine Arts through the Parsons School of Design in New York City. The State of New York Citation states: “...Dr. Laura is humbled when she is able to give a second chance to someone who has been in the habit of hiding their smile, and she uses her skills, and her artist’s eye to improve their appearance, and their life through cosmetic dentistry…”

Also recognized in this Citation, and recognized by the New York State Assembly is the fact that Dr. Laura, has treated over 180 United States Veterans, delivering about $30,000 worth of dentistry, at no cost. Providing oral hygiene care, needed tooth extractions, as well as dental fillings to those who have served their country. For 5 years, on every Veteran’s Day, US Veterans from across the area come to Eastwood Dental Office, and receive this much-needed dental care, at no charge. Dr. Joan Laura plans to continue this tradition until she retires. When asked what started this great tradition, this is what Dr. Laura had to say: “It began as a way to give back. I got the idea after my father passed away. He was a very proud Korean War Veteran. The day (Veteran’s Day) has become very personal, and very meaningful to me, as now I do it to honor my father...I can’t think of a better way for me to say ‘thank you’ to the Veterans, for all the sacrifices they have made for all of us.”

Mr. William B. Magnarelli, Member, NYS Assembly finishes the Citation with this: “Such service, which is truly the lifeblood of the community and state, so often goes unrecognized and unrewarded now, therefore as a duly-elected Member of the State Assembly of New York, I commend and recognize the dedicated service given to the community of Central New York by Dr. Joan Laura, in which we have an outstanding individual, one that is worthy of esteem of both the community, and the great State of New York.”

About Joan C. Laura, DDS of Eastwood Dental Office, PC

Dr. Joan Laura earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in fashion design from Parsons School of Design, where she was named to the dean’s list, and then graduated cum laude from State University of New York Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. She has completed continuing education courses in cosmetic dentistry and root canals. Dr. Laura is a member of the American Dental Association and New York State Dental Association. Dr. Laura is heavily involved in community service. She serves as a lay ecclesial minister, and annually supports the local hospice facility Francis House.

Contact Info:
Name: Dr. Joann Laura
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Organization: Eastwood Dental Office, PC
Address: 2326 James Street, Syracuse, NY 13206-2839
Phone: ((315) 849-9055

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