Day of Service


Overseas Outreach Program

Take a look back on some Day of Service milestones within the past few years

Why we do it.

Many adults tend to put their oral health on the back burner by not going to the dentist for routine dental maintenance, like cleanings or annual check-ups. Millions of Americans also live in places where there is little or no access to care. Other barriers get in the way too - like cost, lack of insurance, and fear.

This is especially challenging for the majority of U.S. veterans as they are not eligible for dental benefits through the Veterans Administration unless they are 100% disabled, have a service-related mouth injury, or were a prisoner of war. These challenges were further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, which made more Americans hesitant to go to the dentist for the oral care they need. Not only is it safe to come to the dentist, but as research shows- dental health is key to maintaining overall health.

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