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Veterans Smile Day ‘serves those who’ve served’

  • ADA News
Annual event offers free dental care to military veterans
When Deryck Pham, D.D.S., left the military in 2007, he spent hours undergoing exams and sifting through piles of exit paperwork. During the process, he chose medical, health and life insurance plans, but he couldn’t find dental options anywhere. It quickly dawned on Dr. Pham that dental care was not included in his benefits package provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, nor was it for almost anyone else not considered completely disabled without a service-connected condition. As both a veteran and a dentist, lack of access to dental care for veterans troubled him. Read the full article.