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Aspen Dental to Give Free Dental Care to Springfield-area Veterans on Sept. 13

SPRINGFIELD — Most veterans do not receive dental care through the Veterans Administration unless they are 100{06cf2b9696b159f874511d23dbc893eb1ac83014175ed30550cfff22781411e5} disabled, have a service-related mouth injury, or were a prisoner of war. As a result, many veterans are not getting access to the dental care they need.

Aspen Dental’s MouthMobile travels across the country providing free care to vets in communities where care may not be readily available. On Thursday, Sept. 13, the MouthMobile will be coming to Springfield to provide free dental care to local veterans as part of its 14-stop, cross-country tour this fall. The MouthMobile is a fully equipped, 42-foot-long dental office on wheels, now with an additional service of free oral-cancer screening with OralID. Appointments are still available but filling up quickly. To make an appointment, veterans can contact Arelis Puerto at (413) 731-0194.

Aspen Dental has partnered with Bilingual Veterans Outreach Center of Massachusetts to provide this service to local veterans.

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