Veterans offered free dental care at event June 9 in Marquette

MARQUETTE – Nearly 500 Aspen Dental practices will open their doors Saturday, June 9, to provide free care to as many as 5,000 of the nation’s veterans.

Local veterans may call 1-844-277-3646 to schedule an appointment at a participating office. Appointments are required and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Services will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time at Aspen Dental in the Westwood Mall in Marquette, 2850 U.S. 41 West.

Like millions of other Americans, veterans can struggle to find oral health care when they need it and are not eligible for dental benefits through the Veterans Administration unless they are 100-percent disabled, have a service-related mouth injury or were a prisoner of war.

This is Aspen Dental’s fifth-annual Day of Service and is part of Aspen Dental’s Healthy Mouth Movement, a community initiative that delivers free dental care to veterans.

Since the Healthy Mouth Movement started, nearly 10,000 Aspen Dental team members have given more than $10 million in donated dentistry to over 17,000 patients in need.