Local dentists offer free day of dental care for veterans

Lake Oconee Dentistry will be hosting Stars, Stripes and Smiles, a free day of dentistry for servicemen and servicewomen on Nov. 10.

 

Drs. David and Patti Bradley and Dr. Shelly Pound, as well as Lake Oconee Dentistry hygienists, dental assistants and other team members, will provide veterans with their choice of a free extraction, filling or cleaning that day.

Dr. David Miller, an oral surgeon and owner of Lake Oconee Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center, will also be donating his time, along with his team, in order to help as many people as possible.

Of the 21 million veterans in the United States, fewer than 10 million are enrolled for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs health benefits, and more than 1.2 million lack health insurance.

This gap is even more pronounced when it comes to dental care because the VA only provides dental benefits to veterans classified as disabled or as a prisoner of war — or veterans who have a service-connected dental condition.

“Oftentimes those who have served our country are, unfortunately, among the most under-served when it comes to health care,” said David Bradley. “Stars, Stripes and Smiles is our way of honoring the military veterans who have given so much to ensure our freedom and make this country what it is today.”

If you are a veteran and are interested in receiving free dental treatment on Nov. 10, call the office at (706) 453-1333 for an appointment. Lake Oconee Dentistry is located off Highway 44 in Greensboro, between the Publix parking lot and the movie theater.

 

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