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Dentistry Smiles on Veterans

The University at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine is pleased to host the third annual, Dentistry Smiles on Veterans Day event.  All United States Military and United States Coast Guard veterans are eligible for one day of free dental services!

Dentistry Smiles Upon Veterans Day

***Saturday, November 11, 2017, 8AM - 3PM***Space is Limited***

Location: UB Dental Clinic, Squire Hall, South Campus, Main and Bailey Avenue

Service is Provided by: UB School of Dental Medicine and the Eighth District Dental Society with assistance from the NYS Dental Foundation

The dental community wants to work together to give back to those how have served their country through military service. Our goal is to deliver one day of free dental services to the much deserving veterans who do not qualify for Veteran’s Administration provided dental treatment. This program will give special recognition to our veterans and say thank you for their personal sacrifices. Contrary to popular belief, only those service members with a “service-related injury” are entitled to dental services from the Veterans Administration. Therefore, there are many WNY veterans who desperately need our help.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for treatment?

Any US Military Veterans including US Coast Guard.

Is there a cost to the patient?

No, the dental work will be provided pro bono by a volunteer dentist.

Are we providing care on this date?

Dentists, Dental Assistants, and Dental Hygienists from the School of Dental Medicine and the Eighth District Dental Society will perform one day of free dental screenings, cleanings, restorations, extractions, and repairs.

What treatments are being provided to patients?

Anything that can be completed within one day  - for example: free dental screenings, cleanings, restorations, extractions, and repairs.

How do veterans sign up?

Eligible veterans must call 716-829-2780 to schedule an appointment. ***Space is Limited***

Are veterans who have dental insurance still eligible to participate?

Yes, all veterans who meet the criteria are eligible to participate however we are trying to assist those veterans who do not have dental insurance.

I’m a dental provider and would like to participate. Is this possible?

Yes, providers looking to volunteer their time and services are encouraged to contact the Eighth District Dental Society at 716-995-6300 or by e-mail at cfiegl@8ddsny.org, or contact Drs. Dowd, bddds@buffalo.edu or Gambacorta,  jeg9@buffalo.edu.

I am a staff person and would like to participate. Is this possible?

Yes, we need volunteers for many non-clinical activities during the day. Please contact Jim Harris at harrisjm@buffalo.edu