Release Date: August 29, 2017
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine will provide one week of free dental care to veterans in the Southern Tier through the Dentistry Smiles on Veterans program.
In honor of the sacrifices made by servicemen and women to the country, the UB S-Miles to Go Dental Van will travel to Mayville, New York, to offer dental exams, cleanings, fillings and extractions at no cost.
Dental care will be offered Tuesday to Friday, Sept. 5-8, and Monday, Sept. 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside the Mayville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post (VFW) at 10 Memorial Drive, Mayville.
Space is limited to the first 100 participants. To schedule an appointment, contact Sarah Bemis at 716-397-2640.
Dentistry Smiles on Veterans aims to deliver needed services to veterans who lack dental insurance or do not qualify for dental treatment through the Veterans Health Administration, a benefit reserved only for those with service-related dental injuries.
The S-Miles to Go Dental Van is a 42-foot-long, three-chair dental clinic outfitted with an X-ray imaging machine, a sanitization center and more. The clinic has served the community for more than 15 years, providing more than 38,000 patient visits.
The week-long program is funded through the support of the Delta Dental Foundation and the Office of New York State Sen. Catharine Young.