Release Date: April 17, 2015
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Western New York veterans have a reason to smile.
In honor of the service veterans have provided the country, the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine (SDM) will host its first Dentistry Smiles on Veterans program – a day of free dental screenings, cleanings and repairs for local veterans.
The program will be held at 11 a.m. and will include a proclamation from Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown.
Who: UB School of Dental Medicine and Eighth District Dental Society, in connection with National Prosthodontics Awareness Week
When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 18
Where: UB Dental Clinic in Squire Hall on the South Campus
Why: More than 100 Buffalo-area dentists and hygienists and UB dental students and faculty will provide nearly 100 veterans that were honorably discharged after 1990 with everything from a simple cleaning to oral surgery.
Contrary to popular belief, most veterans do not receive dental coverage through the Veterans Health Administration. The benefit is reserved for those who received service-related injuries.
Press arrangements: Ed Morrison, SDM chief marketing officer, at 716-955-0393.