The School of Dentistry will host the sixth Dentistry Smiles on Veterans, an annual program that invites local veterans to receive a day of free dental screenings, cleanings, extractions, restorations and denture repairs.
The program – a partnership between UB Dental and the Eighth District Dental Society – will provide free dental care to nearly 200 veterans in western New York State.
The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on November 13 at the UB Dental Clinic in Squire Hall, South Campus.
All veterans are welcome. Appointments are limited. To schedule a visit, call 716-829-2780.
“The University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine is proud to help the veterans who have helped our country. It’s a small token of our gratitude for helping the people who stood up for our country when it needed it most, ”said Brendan Dowd, assistant dean of clinical operations at the dental school.
Dentistry Smiles on Veterans aims to provide essential services to veterans who do not have dental insurance or are not eligible for dental treatment through the Veterans Health Administration, a benefit reserved only for those with injuries. dental services.
Throughout the day, more than 200 Buffalo-area dentists and hygienists, as well as UB dental students, faculty and staff will volunteer to provide care ranging from simple cleaning to oral surgery.
Veterans can also receive health exams from students and volunteer faculty from the School of Nursing, hearing exams from the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences, and information on healthy eating from the Department of Communication Sciences. exercise and nutrition.