Media Advisory: UB Dental to offer free care to WNY vets in honor of Veterans Day

Release Date: November 7, 2019


BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine will host the fifth Dentistry Smiles on Veterans, an annual program that welcomes local veterans to receive a day of free dental screenings, cleanings, extractions, restorations and denture repairs.

The program – a partnership between UB Dental, the New York State Dental Association, the New York State Dental Foundation and the Eighth District Dental Society – will provide free dental care to nearly 200 Western New York veterans.

When: Saturday, Nov. 9, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: UB Dental Clinic in Squire Hall on the South Campus. A map of the campus is available online.

What: Throughout the day, more than 100 Buffalo-area dentists and hygienists, and UB dental students, faculty and staff will volunteer to provide care that ranges from simple cleanings to oral surgery.

Veterans may also receive health screenings from student and faculty volunteers in the UB School of Nursing.

Why: Dentistry Smiles on Veterans aims to deliver needed services to veterans who lack dental insurance or do not qualify for dental treatment through the Veterans Health Administration, a benefit reserved only for those with service-related dental injuries.

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Marcene Robinson is a former staff writer in University Communications. To contact UB's media relations staff, email or visit our list of current university media contacts.