On September 11th, 2014 Freedom Day USA has organized and partnered with many businesses to offer free dental care and other services to "members of the military". This is the first year of this annual event organized by Dr. Martino. Because it's a new event, the following years will have more business partners to benefit more people. It is planned to occur on the 2nd thursday of September every year.
HERE is the link to the interactive map with the businesses that are participating. I hope there is a provider that lives near you!
- The website doesn't give much guidance as to whether you have to be active duty or not or if family members also qualify. When you call to set your appointment, you can ask them about the qualifications. I think it may vary by location.
- Because it is only one day of free dental care, the services that will be provided will be things that can be done in one appointment like cleanings, x-rays, fillings, extractions, etc.
As a dental student, I think this program is especially cool and I hope to participate as a provider one day. Thanks for all those that are involved in this effort!