Danica Patrick Honors More Than 2,200 Veterans at Chicago Speedway
This year, Aspen Dental practices have provided free dental care to more than 3,800 veterans as part of our Healthy Mouth Movement. Earlier in the year, you joined us by saluting veterans in your life on Facebook. We received more than 2,200 salutes, and those names ended up in an unlikely place—on Danica Patrick’s No. 10 Aspen Dental Chevrolet SS at Chicagoland Motor Speedway on September 20th, 2015.
Check out how we put veterans on track with Danica Patrick. Watch and share this heartwarming video. (You might want to have a Kleenex nearby!)
We surprised 2,200 veterans with what might be the world’s fastest salute.
See how Aspen Dental practices and Danica Patrick made it happen.
Where will the MouthMobile be next?
Healthy mouths are on the way to a town near you.
The Aspen Dental MouthMobile will be making stops at local veteran organizations throughout the country to provide care to those in need. Appointments for free care for veterans on the MouthMobile will be scheduled through local partners.
Having an Impact
See the results of turning a mission into a movement.
Between the MouthMobile and our Days of Service, we’ve helped thousands of people. And counting. See the results of turning a mission into a movement. The team from Aspen Dental doesn't just have a mission statement, they live it.
Healthy Mouths are Worth a Thousand Pictures
It's easy to see the difference Aspen Dental is making. Follow #HealthyMouthMovement for more photos and stories.
When will the Aspen Dental practice in my town be having their day of service?
The 2015 Day of Service was held on June 27. Stay tuned for plans for 2016!
Do patients need to make an appointment for the Day of Service?
Yes, advance appointments were required.
What is the Aspen Dental MouthMobile?
The Aspen Dental MouthMobile is a fully-equipped dental office on wheels, which travels directly into places where care isn’t available to provide free service and raise awareness on the importance of oral health. It has two fully-functioning treatment rooms as well as a digital X-ray unit and denture repair lab.
What kind of service will veterans be able to get?
In the spirit of helping as many veterans as possible, dentists will be focused on treating the most urgent dental need of each patient by providing a dental service such as a filling, extraction or denture repair.
The first priority is to get patients out of pain, make them aware of what other dental needs they have, and connect them with free or low-cost resources in their community that will help them continue to address their dental care needs.
Why are you doing this?
Nearly 150 million Americans didn’t go to the dentist last year, and millions more live in communities where there is little or no access to care. Aspen Dental has made it their mission to provide much-needed dental care and education to those who need it most.
What about dental needs after that day?
The first priority is to get patients out of pain, make them aware of what other dental needs they have and connect them with free or low-cost resources in their community that will help them continue to address their dental care needs.
Is the MouthMobile wheelchair accessible?
Where does the MouthMobile travel to?
Aspen Dental MouthMobile tour will continue to travel coast to coast.
Do patients need insurance/payment?
No. Aspen Dental team members are volunteering their time and talents – no payment will be accepted.
Will patients be required to prove that they are unable to afford care?
No. Patients will not be charged for any services, nor will they be asked to show any proof of income or need.