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UNLV Dental School Offers Free Care to Veterans
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UNLV Dental School Offers Free Care to Veterans

The UNLV School of Dental Medicine will hold Saturday a free dental clinic for low-income veterans who do not qualify for treatment through the Veterans Administration.

Student doctors, overseen by licensed faculty, will perform a range of procedures from filling cavities to providing dentures and crowns. During the clinic, student doctors will be treating about 30 veterans and will perform all procedures.

This is the only such clinic currently in existence at American dental schools. Those interested in receiving treatment at future clinics can apply at www.veteransdentistry.org.

Since July 2008, the Sergeant Clint Ferrin Dental Clinic has provided free dental care to veterans who make less than $25,000 a year and do not qualify to receive dental care through the Veterans Administration.

The clinic was founded by a current UNLV dental student in memory of his brother who was killed in Iraq serving our country. The clinic is able to provide a full range of treatment including restorations, root canal therapy, extractions, crowns and dentures.

The school will also be hosting free clinics for children and battered women Saturday, which will provide treatment to low-income children and women who are victims of domestic abuse.

The clinic will take place beginning at 8 a.m. at the UNLV School of Dental Medicine, 1001 Shadow Lane, Building A.

For more information, contact Todd Davis at 775-722-9945 or todd.davis@sdm.unlv.edu. Additional information on the clinic, its history, and application process is available at www.veteransdentistry.org.

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