Over 3,000 Military Veterans Receive Free Dental Care During 8th Annual Aspen Dental Service Day | New

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More than 400 Aspen dental practices open on June 11Removing Barriers to Care

CHICAGO, June 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — About Saturday June 11eover 400 Aspen Dental practices participated in the 8e Annual Aspen Dental Day of Service, providing care to over 3,000 United States military veterans and their families, with nearly $1.8 million in the dental services offered. More than 2,000 dental doctors and members of Aspen’s dental care team volunteered their time to break down barriers to care and address the most pressing dental needs – to help veterans get rid of pain, fillings and extractions to basic denture hygiene and repairs.

“Each year, Aspen dental teams across the country unite to give back to our country’s military veterans on Aspen Dental Service Day,” said Arwinder Judge, DDS, Clinical Director of Aspen Dental. “We founded the Healthy Mouth Movement in 2014 and over the years have provided free dental care to over 33,000 veterans and their families, with more than $26 million in the dental care provided. It’s our way of giving back and honoring those who have served our country. »

Millions of Americans struggle to access dental care every year, and veterans are no exception – in fact, American veterans are not eligible for dental benefits through the Veterans Administration. , unless they are 100% disabled, have a service-related mouth injury, or have been a POW. Additionally, during the COVID-19 pandemic, dentists have reported an increase in teeth grinding, cavities, and gum disease, largely attributed to pandemic-related stress and changes in health habits.

The success of this year’s Aspen Dental Service Day is built on the continued impact of from Aspen Healthy Mouth Movement, a community initiative launched in 2014 to provide free dental care to veterans in need in communities across the country. Since the launch of the Health Mouth Movement, physicians and their dental teams at nearly 1,000 Aspen Dental-branded practices have donated more than $26 million in dental services to nearly 35,000 veterans and people in need around the world. For more information about Service Day and the Healthy Mouth Movement, visit HealthyMouthMovement.com.

About Aspen Dental

Aspen Dental was founded in 1998 in New York by Bob Fontana with a simple goal in mind: to break down the barriers doctors and patients face when it comes to dental care. Today, more than 20 years later, with nearly 1,000 Aspen Dental locations nationwide, the company’s mission remains the same: to bring better care to more people. Aspen Dental is the world’s largest group of branded dental practices. For more information, visit aspendental.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitterand LinkedIn.

About TAG – The Aspen Group

TAG – The Aspen Group was built on the simple idea of ​​bringing better healthcare to more people. TAG and the independent healthcare practices it supports operate more than 1,100 locations in 45 states through its four healthcare support companies: Aspen Dental®, ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers®, WellNow Urgent Care® and Chapter Aesthetic StudioSM. Together, the companies serve more than 35,000 patients daily and more than 8 million patients annually. TAG is headquartered at 800 W. Fulton Market in Chicago. For more information, visit teamtag.com, and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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