Dr. Solfanelli honored with prestigious award

Dr. Stephen X. Solfanelli, DDS was recently honored with the prestigious UNICO National Antonio R. Rizzuto Award at its 99th Annual Convention in New Orleans.  The Rizzuto award is the highest and most distinguished honor UNICO National may bestow upon any non-member. 

Dr. Solfanelli was nominated by the Scranton Chapter UNICO and was unanimously chosen by the Rizzuto Award Committee to receive this honor for his humanitarian efforts in serving in Honduras, the second poorest country in Central America, with his expert dental care.  UNICO National, the largest Italian American service organization in the United States, was founded on October 10, 1922, in Waterbury, CT and is now celebrating its 100th anniversary.  Local chapters include Carbondale, Dunmore and Scranton.

Pictured from left are Dr. Peter Pettinato, DVM, President of UNICO National; Dr. Stephen X. Solfanelli, DDS, Rizzuto Awardee, and Michele McDade, Rizzuto committee chairman.

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