Free Dental Care for Veterans

Aspen Dental’s National Day of Service will take place on Saturday, June 24th this year. On this day, nearly 450 Aspen Dental-branded practices in 35 states will be giving free care to veterans. We are lucky to have a local practice participating:  Patrick Dermesropian PC, located at 188 Chase Ave, Waterbury, (203) 802-6269.

Interested veterans should call 1-844-AspenHMM (1-844-277-3646) to schedule an appointment in advance – space is limited and appointments are filling up fast! Please also spread the word and pass this information along to those who may benefit.

 

The Healthy Mouth Movement (HMM) is a community-giving initiative launched in 2014 to deliver free dental care to thousands of people in need in communities across the U.S., and oral health education to millions more. Since 2014, nearly 12,000 patients have received free dental care through the HMM – an initiative that has spanned 33 states, resulting in more than $7.5 million dollars in free dental care, thanks to the generosity of dentists and team members from Aspen Dental practices across the U.S.

Individuals who want a healthy mouth often struggle to find oral health care when they need it due to limited access to dentists, high costs or lack of insurance. Those barriers kept more than 155 million American adults from visiting a dentist in the past year – a little more than half the adult population in the U.S.  Among those are veterans, a patient population that resonated deeply with the volunteers from Aspen Dental practices because veterans do not receive dental care benefits through the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs unless they are 100 percent disabled or have a service-related injury to their mouths.