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Dallas, TX, Oct. 31, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Benevis-affiliated dentists are proud to announce that they are partnering with the Texas Mission of Mercy (TMOM) to provide free dental care for veterans and their spouses on Friday, November 4th and Saturday, November 5th. This year’s event will be hosted at the Veteran’s Dental Clinic at the Garland Salvation Army facility located at 451 W. Avenue D.
To date, TMOM has provided $26.3 million in charitable care to nearly 43,000 patients. This year, Benevis-affiliated dentists will deliver complimentary care to more than 600 veterans in the community of Dallas and the surrounding area during the two-day event, where more than 30 volunteer dentists and 350 volunteers from the community will pitch in.
“According to a report by the Department of Veteran Affairs, only about 1.4 million of the 9.2 million veterans enrolled in VA health care are eligible for comprehensive dental care,” said Dr. Luminita Narita, District Dental Director at Benevis. “As a result, each year more than a million veterans go without dental treatments due to limited access to care. By partnering with TMOM, we can provide a few of these veterans and their spouses the care that they need. This is important, because, in addition to problems with teeth and gums, oral health problems often contribute to the severity of other serious health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, dementia and respiratory disease.”
“I am the daughter of a veteran, and it is an honor to help bring dental care to our nation’s heroes,” said Terra McClelland, Community Chairman for the event and VP of Government Affairs for Benevis. “They’ve sacrificed so much for us, it is a joy to help them have happy, healthy smiles.”
“At Benevis, we live by the maxim ‘to whom much is given, much will be required,’ and we are proud to support this program for veterans who gave so much for us,” said Chanda Fulgium, President of…
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