On Saturday, June 25, dentists and team members from nearly 400 Aspen Dental practices across the country will open their doors to provide a day of free dental care for thousands of veterans across the country.
Aspen Dental has three Twin Cities locations (West St. Paul, Brooklyn Center and Coon Rapids), as well as locations in Cambridge, St. Cloud, and Owatonna. And local veterans can take advantage of the free dental care and call 1-844-AspenHMM (1-844-277-3646)to schedule an appointment in advance at a participating office in the Minneapolis area.
Appointments are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Of the more than 21 million veterans across the U.S. today, fewer than 10 million are enrolled for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health benefits, which for many does not include dental care benefits. What’s more, over 1.2 million lack health insurance altogether.
The June 25 day of free service will be Aspen Dental’s second annual, and is expected to be the largest single-day oral health initiative targeted at veterans. It’s all a part of Aspen Dental’s Healthy Mouth Movement, a community-giving initiative launched in 2014 to deliver free dental care and oral health education to people in need.