Awards & Community Involvement

Dentistry with a heart

Having the privilege of being a periodontist in Brevard County for decades, Solid Bite is committed to giving back to our community. Here’s some of the ways we support the Melbourne Community.

Helping Seniors of Brevard County

This organization is dedicated to enhancing the lives of the elderly in Brevard County. They go beyond providing financial assistance and are committed to offering a comprehensive range of resources that address the unique needs of seniors, ensuring their well-being and fostering a supportive community for their golden years.

William Childs Hospice House

The William Childs Hospice House mission is to provide unwavering support to terminally ill patients and their families during the most challenging times. Going beyond conventional care, they offer compassionate assistance, creating a comforting environment that respects the dignity and unique needs of each individual on their end-of-life journey.

Space Coast Discovery Academy for Promising Futures

Space Coast Discovery is dedicated to fostering inclusive learning opportunities for all children, irrespective of their abilities. Their commitment extends to creating an environment where every child can thrive, breaking down barriers and ensuring equal educational access for a brighter future.

Melbourne Police Foundation

The Melbourne Police Foundation is a vital force in supporting the Melbourne Police Department. Committed to the safety and well-being of our community, they provide essential funding that empowers law enforcement to implement innovative initiatives, enhance public safety, and build stronger connections between the police and the community they serve.

Sheldon and Furtado, PLLC, staff giving back to community

Supply Zone Teachers

Bridging the resource gap in high-poverty classrooms across Brevard County, Supply Zone Teachers is dedicated to empowering educators with the tools they need. Their initiative provides free supplies, ensuring that teachers have access to essential resources that enable them to create engaging and enriching learning experiences for their students, regardless of economic challenges.

Supporting Teachers in Brevard County

SPCA of Brevard County

As a non-profit organization with a profound commitment to animal welfare, the SPCA of Brevard County serves as a steadfast advocate for homeless animals. Their mission is to protect and give voice to these vulnerable beings, striving to create a compassionate community that values and safeguards the well-being of every animal in need.

What is the Solid Bite Charitable Giving Campaign “CGC”?

We currently have six different local organizations that we support. Patients that are referred to our office by a friend, family or anyone from your organization will receive a complete dental exam by one of our talented doctors, x-rays and a 3D dental CT scan in exchange for a $50 (or more) donation to one of the organizations. We ask that these patients pay with a check written out to the organization so that the money does not pass through us, it goes directly to them. We send these checks monthly to each of the organizations. We are so proud to announce that we have donated over $250,000 to local organizations!! We hope to reach over $300,000 this year! 


Drs. Sheldon and Furtado have earned the 2023 BioHorizons Titanium Award of Excellence and Solid Bite has earned the Best of Brevard recognition 10 years in a row!

Brevard County Dentist award

Awards & Community Involvement

Dentistry with a heart

Brevard County Dentist

Dr. Sheldon likes to get involved in his community and contributes his time to many social betterment activities.

Giving back to his community is very much on the mind of Dr. Lee Sheldon. He is an active participant in the Melbourne community and feels fortunate to be in a position to contribute to the community in various ways.

Here is an article about his most recent charitable campaign: Florida Today.

Community involvement

Dr. Lee Sheldon speaks to civic groups concerning communication, ethics, human rights and drugs. He was the Central Florida director of Foundation for a Drug-Free World, which provides drug prevention education to teens. At a meeting of NASRO, the National Association of School Resource Officers, he demonstrated Drug-Free World material to the school resource officers and then "swore them in" to take a drug-free pledge.

Dr. Sheldon also supports Helping Seniors of Brevard County and is a regular guest on their radio and television programs.Awards & Community Involvement


Dr. Lee Sheldon's awards include a proclamation from the city of Melbourne for his community service and the Stars of the Space Coast award for Leadership in Medicine from the Space Coast chapter of the American Red Cross.

These charities include: Helping Seniors of Brevard County, The Way to Happiness Foundation, the international hunger-fighting group Mazon, Space Coast Early Intervention Center, M.O.R.G.A.N. Project, Inc., PURRS (The Daphne Foundation), The American Red Cross and the William Childs Hospice House.

Solid Bite has earned the Best of Brevard recognition 9 years in a row including for 2021.

Brevard County Dentist award

Smiles Back

See the videos below to find out more about Solid Bite's involvement with the following charities: William Childs Hospice, PURRS, Melbourne Police Foundation, Helping Seniors and the M.O.R.G.A.N Project.

William Childs Hospice


Melbourne Police Foundation

Helping Seniors

M.O.R.G.A.N. Project

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