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

For the second straight year, the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine is marking Veterans Day with free dental care for veterans and military personnel on Friday, Nov. 8.

As part of a veteran-outreach effort, the dental school will offer free dental exams, X-rays and cleaning. Additionally, patients may receive a $100 voucher toward future dental services if they sign up for a comprehensive treatment plan.

The dental service is exclusive and limited to new patients who are veterans and military personnel (with proof of service) only. The initiative was made possible by a grant from the Ohio Dental Association Foundation.

The Veterans Day offers are by appointment only—on a first-come, first served basis—with only two time slots available: 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. The number of appointments available is limited. Those interested are required to call 216.368.6800.

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Ali Syed, the admitting clinic director at the dental school

“This is our way of saying a 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. For subsequent care, clinic patients can expect discounted services of 30% to 50%, depending on the procedure, compared with standard dental 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 new dental school clinic is at 9601 Chester Ave., Cleveland. The clinic offers a variety of dental treatment in its new, state-of-the-art facility.

To learn more, visit the dental school’s website.

For more information, contact Colin McEwen at