As part of the Healthy Mouth Movement, Aspen Dental will dedicate a day to providing dental services free of charge to our nation’s veterans. Dentists and team members from more than 300 Aspen Dental practices across 31 states will give back to veterans in their local communities on June 27. Interested veterans should call 1-844-ASPENHM(1-844-277-3646) to find a participating office and schedule an appointment in advance.
Aspen Dental’s Healthy Mouth Movement is also reaching out to veterans with its mobile office, they have partnered with Got Your 6.
Many people who want a healthy mouth struggle to find oral health care when they need it, due to access to dentists nearby, availability and time, or insurance.
Those barriers kept more than 150 million Americans from visiting a dentist last year. The Healthy Mouth Movement is a community giving initiative launched by Aspen Dental to deliver free dental care and oral health education to people in need across the United States.
Through the Healthy Mouth Movement, dentists and team members in nearly 30 states devote their time to providing much-needed dental care to those who want a healthy mouth and need it most – free of charge. The Aspen Dental MouthMobile, a fully-equipped dental office on wheels, goes directly into communities where care isn’t readily available to provide free services and to raise awareness of oral health. Additionally, hundreds of Aspen Dental practices provide free days of service as part of the Movement.
In its inaugural year, the Healthy Mouth Movement served close to 3,000 patients with the involvement of nearly 2,000 Aspen Dental volunteers. In total, doctors and team members delivered more than $1 million in free dental care.
Many of those patients were veterans, and after seeing the need that exists in this community firsthand, we decided to build on this momentum and focus our efforts in 2015 on providing care and service to those who have served our country.
Aspen Dental will work closely with local veterans’ organizations to reach those in need in their community throughout the Healthy Mouth Movement. Additionally, Aspen Dental is proud to partner with Got Your 6, a collaborative campaign that works to empower veterans and strengthen communities nationwide by uniting veterans’ organizations and engaging civilians to bridge the civilian-military divide. Got Your 6 – meaning “I got your back”– focuses on six key pillars of veteran reintegration, including leadership, health and education.
Got Your 6 unites nonprofit, entertainment industry, and government partners in collective action to change the cultural narrative around veterans in America, engage veterans and civilians together to foster understanding, and empower veterans to lead here at home. Got Your 6 believes that veterans have the unique potential to strengthen communities across the country and works with partners to ensure veterans can continue service in their communities as leaders and civic assets. Aspen Dental shares this belief, and through the MouthMobile tour and service of Aspen Dental team members, veterans will receive much needed dental care at 28 stops in 21 states in 2015.
Be sure to call 1-844-ASPENHM to make an appointment for your local Aspen provider, if you don’t you may not get seen as I’m sure they will fill up fast and to see if there is an Aspen Dental in your state. Bring your VA ID, DD214 or other certification of Veteran Status to your appointment. Thanks to Aspen Dental for providing this service.