A female dental student at CWRU works on a patient

Veterans offered free dental care at Case Western Reserve University to mark Veterans Day

To mark Veterans Day, Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine will offer free dental exams and discounted care to honor veterans and military personnel Monday, Nov. 12.

As part of a veteran outreach effort, the dental school will offer a free dental exam, free X-rays and cleaning ($25). Patients may receive a $100 voucher to be redeemed toward future dental services if they sign up for the comprehensive treatment plan.

This offer is exclusive and limited to new patients who are veterans and military personnel—with proof of service—only.

The Veterans Day offers are by appointment only, with three time slots available: 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The number of appointments available is limited. Those interested are encouraged to call 216.368.6800.

“It is our way of saying special thank you to our war heroes,” said Ali Syed, the admitting clinic director at the dental school. “We want to reach to the military personnel in our community and offer the care that they deserve, which is not only affordable but also the best dental care.”

Patients will be treated by third- and fourth-year dental students and residents, with supervision from dental school faculty members. Clinic patients can expect discounted services of 30 to 50 percent, depending on the procedure, compared with standard dental office rates.

Each year, the dental school’s students and residents treat more than 8,000 patients, including university students, employees and the general public at discounted prices.

The dental school clinic is located at 2124 Cornell Road. To learn about the clinic offerings, visit the dental school’s website.