Free Dental Care Options For Veterans

Our veterans have given so much so that all Americans can be secure. Newman Springs Dental Care wants to help those that the Department of Veteran Affairs has not been able to. Drs. Julia Cintron and Aparna Menon, along with Dr. Friedman and their team of volunteers, will do whatever they can to relieve dental pain and fix dental problems for our nation’s veterans.

The dental volunteers will provide examinations for cavities and gum disease, digital x-rays, blood pressure, Velscope (advanced oral cancer) screenings, and complete review of their findings. Screening for periodontal disease, which has strong links with systemic conditions such as cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, heart and kidney disease, diabetes, and stroke risk, will be part of the program. A choice of an extraction, filling, or cleaning will be provided. This dental care will be provided at Newman Springs Dental Care, located at 539 Newman Springs Road in Lincroft. Veterans who need ongoing care or who have problems that cannot be fixed in one day are referred to community clinics, where they can receive ongoing treatment at low or no cost.

Newman Springs Dental Care has been the home of Dentistry from the Heart since 2007. Last year, over $47,565 of free dental care was provided to 95 patients in a single day. Since 2007, that’s over $440,000 in care for more than 1,200 grateful recipients in the greater Lincroft area.

“The 2015 annual Veterans’ Smile Day saw more than 300 dentists from nearly all the 50 states, providing more than $300,000 in free dental services to an estimated 2,000 veterans,” said Dr. Friedman. “Dr. Deryck Pham, a Navy veteran and a dentist practicing in Southern New Jersey, founded the event in 2012.” The corporate sponsor is Henry Schein Dental, made possible by the generosity and volunteering of Noah Schayowitz through “Henry Schein Cares,” which supports philanthropic dental programs.

For more information about Dentistry from the Heart or to schedule an appointment for Veterans’ Smile Day, call (732) 741-6444 or visit Veterans will be required to present their “Certificate of Eligibility” to be offered any donated services.