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Aspen Dental offering free dental care to veterans

May 31, 2019
By MEGHAN BRADBURY ( , Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Veterans have the opportunity to receive free dental care during a Day of Service through Aspen Dental next month.

Aspen Dental Management Inc. office manager Dale Pinsonnault said the Cape Coral office, located at 305 S.W. Pine Island Road, has participated in Day of Service for the past three years.

Last year's Day of Service campaign provided free dental care at 426 participating Aspen Dental locations across the country for more than 4,3000 veterans. The Healthy Mouth Movement began in 2014 and with the help of Aspen Dental dentists and their teams, more than $15 million in dentistry has been donated to more than 22,000 veterans and people in need.

On Saturday, June 8, veterans have the opportunity to make an appointment to receive free dental care at one of the participating Aspen Dental offices in the area. Call 1-844-277-3646 to find a participating office and schedule an appointment, or call 239-549-0448.

Pinsonnault said veterans can call the call center to schedule an appointment for that Saturday. The veterans will then come into the office and share their main concern during the appointment.

"We have our whole staff here," Pinsonnault said of everyone volunteering their time that day. "The doctor does an exam and a hygienist is on staff."

He said staff will help as many veterans as the schedule allows between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

"Typically the spots do fill relatively quickly," Pinsonnault said. "If for some reason they are not able to be seen, other offices can help them out if they have the availability."

He said they will address such needs as a deep cleaning, extraction and possible filling. Pinsonnault said they will take care of the patient and try to get it done the same day.

"It is all free of charge on that day," he said.

The Day of Service was created, Pinsonnault said, because they wanted to give something back. He said veterans give so much of what they have and who they are for this country and they want to show they appreciate everything that they do.

"We consider it something small in terms of repaying them for their service and dedication," Pinsonnault said.



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