“At Aspen Dental, we are committed to breaking down barriers to care, especially when it comes to our nation’s veterans, who have given so much to us all,” said Arwinder Judge, DDS, Clinical Director at Aspen Dental. “Day of Service is a tremendous opportunity for Aspen dental teams across the country to make a difference in the lives of veterans and connect them with the care they often desperately need.”
Since 2014, doctors and their dental teams at Aspen dental practices across the country have donated more than $23 million in dental services to more than 30,000 United States military veterans and those in need through the company’s Healthy Mouth movement.
Millions of Americans struggle to access dental care each year, and military veterans are no exception – in fact, veterans are not eligible for dental benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs unless are 100% disabled, have a service-related mouth injury. , or were prisoners of war. Many Americans have faced additional difficulties with oral care due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as dentists report increasing amounts of teeth grinding, cavities and gum disease, largely attributed to stress-related to the pandemic and changes in health habits.
How veterans can make an appointment
Starting today, veterans can call 1-844-277-3646 (1-844-ASPENHMM) to find a participating Aspen dental office in their community and book an appointment. Prior appointments are required.
During the day of service, Aspen dental doctors and their dental care teams focus on addressing the most urgent dental needs to help veterans get rid of pain, from fillings and extractions to hygiene and basic denture repairs.
For more information about Service Day and the Healthy Mouth Movement, visit www.HealthyMouthMovement.com.
About Aspen Dental
Aspen Dental was founded in 1998 in New York City by Bob Fontana with one 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.
SOURCE Aspen Dental