Blue Ridge Free Dental Clinic hosts Veterans Smile Day

Blue Ridge Free Dental Clinic hosted a Veterans Smile Day on Dec. 9 and provided eight veterans with a variety of comprehensive dental services, including cleanings.

The team at Blue Ridge Free Dental Clinic on Veterans Smile Day. Front row from left are Dr. Ashley Collins, Julie Raby, Katie McCall, Dr. Michelle McDonald, and Debbie Lefevers. Back row from left are Dr. Matt Corbin, Robby Cahill, Michele Coward, Machelle Hensler, and Cristen Meade.

The Clinic provides dental care for veterans throughout the year, but dedicates about three days annually specifically serving veterans regardless of their income or residency.

From left are Dental Assistant Katie McCall, Veteran Gary, and Dr. Matt Corbin during Veterans Smile Day on Dec. 9.

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, more than 580,000 veterans received dental care from their VA benefits last year. However, not everyone who qualifies for VA health care benefits also qualify for VA dental coverage. The BRFDC hosts these events to help supplement that gap.

Volunteers at the most recent Smile Day include Dr. Matt Corbin and Dr. Ashley Collins; and their team from Corbin Dental in Franklin.

From left are Veteran Mary with Veteran and BRFDC Office Manager Robby Cahill at BRFDC in Cashiers.

BRFDC extended thanks to the volunteers and their team, as well as the Jackson County Veterans Office for their partnership in this effort.

From left are Veteran Sheldon with Dental Assistant Cristen Meade.

For more information about the Blue Ridge Free Dental Clinic, click HERE.

Pictured at the top of the article from left are Dental Director Dr. Michelle McDonald, Program Director Machelle Hensler, Clinical Director Michele Coward, and Veteran James.

One thought on “Blue Ridge Free Dental Clinic hosts Veterans Smile Day

  1. What a wonderful gift to our veterans.
    Merry Christmas to you all. I miss seeing you. Pam McAllister

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