In an effort to honor their service and break down barriers to health care, Aspen dental offices across the country will offer free comprehensive dental care to military veterans from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 11.
Locations include St. Paul, Roseville, Bloomington, St. Cloud, Coon Rapids and Monticello.
The free services are part of Aspen Dental’s Healthy Mouth movement, which began in 2014. U.S. veterans are not eligible for dental benefits through the Veterans Administration unless they are disabled 100% whether they have a service-related mouth injury or were prisoners of war. Over the past eight years, Aspen Dental has donated more than $23 million in dentistry and served more than 30,000 veteran patients.
Free Dental Day is being promoted by Kenneth Jary, a senior from Willernie whose appearances on TikTok under the title “Patriotic Kenny” have gone viral. The 80-year-old veteran’s account has attracted more than 1.9 million followers, and he recently uploaded two videos documenting his experience at Aspen Dental. In these, he said he “doesn’t want other veterans to be afraid of health care.”
Prior appointments are required. For more information, visit Healthymouthmovement.com or call 1-844-277-3646.