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Free or low cost dental care for veterans

Posted at 1:37 PM, May 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-21 16:37:09-04

Easy, low cost or free. That is vision Aspen Dental had when it wanted to help veterans with their dental needs. Saturday June 8th, they are offering free or low-cost services to those who have served our country but don't have dental insurance. To find out how to make an appointment click here.

At Aspen Dental, our mission is to break down barriers to better care, better smiles and better lives. And we've turned that mission into a movement. A Healthy Mouth Movement.

Since 2014, dentists and their teams from Aspen Dental practices across the country have provided free care to more than 20,000 veterans and people in need. That's a lot of happy mouths! And we're just getting started.

So, why do we do it? Nearly 150 million Americans didn't go to the dentist last year. Millions more live in places where there is little or no access to care. Other barriers get in the way too - like cost, lack of insurance, and fear. This is especially challenging for the majority of U.S. veterans as they are not eligible for dental benefits through the Veterans Administration unless they are 100% disabled, have a service-related mouth injury or were a prisoner of war.