For the City Times
Veterans in the Plover community and surrounding areas will have the opportunity to receive free dental services at Quirt Family Dentistry – Plover on Friday, Nov. 11.
“We understand that many veterans in our community and across the nation haven’t been to the dentist for a long period of time. Some veterans don’t have the financial means,” said Dr. Elizabeth Birr. “This event is a great opportunity for us to share our time and resources with the men and women who have dedicated their lives to our country.”
There is increasing evidence that links oral health to overall health and well-being. The signs and symptoms of over 100 medical conditions, including diabetes, HIV/AIDS, Lou Gehrig’s disease and oral cancer may first be detected through traditional oral examinations.
“We are incredibly thankful for everything these veterans have sacrificed,” Birr said. “Through this event, we hope to honor and support our local veterans and encourage them to adopt an ongoing oral care regimen.”
During Veteran’s Free Dentistry Day, a choice of one free extraction, filling or cleaning will be provided per patient on Friday, Nov. 11, between 8 AM and 1 PM at 1819 Park Ave. in Plover.
Patients will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Veterans are asked to please bring a valid form of Veteran’s Identification (Veteran’s I.D., license with Veteran’s stamp or DD214). For more information, please call 715-544-6100 or visit www.FreeDentistryDay.org.
“It’s very gratifying to see the impact that events like Veteran’s Free Dentistry Day can have on the life of one person. We are grateful for this amazing opportunity to show our veterans how much their service means to us,” said Dr. Birr.