Aspen Dental provides free care for Veterans

Dental assistant DJ Hampton, right, centers up former U.S. Army Corp. Micheal Colgate, an army engineer from 1962-1964, for an x-ray as the Aspen Dental MouthMobile makes a stop at American Legion Post 36, 5845 E. 22nd St., on April 13, 2017, in Tucson, Ariz. Colgate also served as an Army reservist with a tank battalion in Tucson. Tucson Veterans Serving Veterans partnered with Aspen to schedule close to 30 military veterans for free dental care including x-rays, cleanings, fillings and extractions. This stop marks one of 34 the MouthMobile will make on its Healthy Mouth Movement, providing dental care to veterans along the way as far east as Maine. Veterans in need of dental care have another chance during Aspen Dental’s Day of Service on June 24.

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On Saturday, June 24, Aspen Dental practices across the country, including Tucson, will open their doors to provide free dental care for veterans.

Local veterans may call 1-844-Aspen-HMM to schedule an appointment. Appointments are required and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The event is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The June 24 Day of Service will be Aspen Dental’s fourth annual. Company officials say it is the largest single-day oral health initiative targeted at veterans and was launched because of an unmet need for dental care among veterans.

The day is part of Aspen Dental’s Healthy Mouth Movement, an initiative to deliver free dental care to veterans. For more information, visit www.HealthyMouthMovement.com