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Valley Dental Office To Host Veterans Free Dentistry Day

Veterans, First Responders, And Active Duty Military Personnel Invited

November 07, 2018 - 2:36 pm
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LAS VEGAS (KXNT) - Can you imagine getting rid of that pesky cavity, or even painful gums that make it difficult for you to eat and enjoy your food? Keep reading, because this next story can help you, especially if you're a veteran.

Veterans, first responders, and active duty military personnel in the Las Vegas community and surrounding areas will have the opportunity to receive free dental services at Boca Park Dental on Saturday, December 1.  

Dr. Peter Badalamenti and team at Boca Park Dental will be honoring and supporting local veterans as part of Veteran’s Free Dentistry Day, a day dedicated to providing free dental care to the growing number of veterans without dental insurance.

“We understand that many veterans in our community and across the nation haven’t been to the dentist for a long period of time. Some heroes don’t have the financial means,” said Dr. Badalamenti. “This event is a great opportunity for us to share our time and resources with the men and women who have dedicated their lives to our country.”

There is increasing evidence that links oral health to overall health and well-being. The signs and symptoms of over 100 medical conditions, including diabetes, HIV/AIDS, Lou Gehrig’s disease and oral cancer may first be detected through traditional oral examinations.

“We are incredibly thankful for everything these veterans have sacrificed,” said Dr. Badalamenti. “Through this event, we hope to honor and support our local heroes and encourage them to adopt an ongoing oral care regimen.”

During Veteran’s Free Dentistry Day, a choice of one free cleaning, filling, or extraction will be provided per patient on Saturday, December 1, between 7 a.m. and 12 p.m. at 1000 South Rampart Blvd, Suite 13 in Las Vegas. Patients will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Veterans are asked to please bring a valid form of Veteran’s Identification (Veteran’s I.D., license with Veteran’s stamp or DD214). For more information, please call 702-240-6200 or visit www.FreeDentistryDay.org.

“It’s very gratifying to see the impact that events like Veteran’s Free Dentistry Day can have on the life of one person. We are grateful for this amazing opportunity to show our veterans how much their service means to us,” said Dr. Badalamenti.