Not all military veterans can afford to put their money where their mouths are. Veterans do not receive dental care through the Department of Veteran Affairs unless they are classified as 100 percent disabled or have a military service-related dental condition. Many are priced out of this vital health service.
Even if a veteran can afford dental care, they are unlikely to go. The American Dentist Association found that 63 percent of Americans did not see a dentist last year at all.
But on June 25, dental care for veterans will be completely free.
Got Your 6 is partnering with Aspen Dental to provide free dentist services to military veterans. The organizations hope that free dental cleanings and checkups will give veterans healthier, more confident smiles.
Aspen Dental dentists and teams are pleased to bring free dental care to veterans nationwide once again on June 25. Nearly 400 Aspen Dental offices in 33 states will open their doors to serve veterans in their local communities as part of the Healthy Mouth Movement, a community giving initiative.
Interested veterans should call 1-844-ASPEN-HMM to find a participating Aspen Dental office and schedule an appointment in advance. During appointments on June 25, volunteer dentists and teams will focus on treating the most urgent need of each veteran by providing free services – including fillings, extractions and basic denture repair – to help get them out of dental pain.
To reiterate, call 1-844-ASPEN-HMM to make your appointment.