Volunteer Dental Provider Gives Back to Veterans in Honor of His Grandfather
- On January 31, 2018
“These amazing men and women have given much for their country. I’m glad to give back in a small way.”
– Cary Jaques, DDS
Proud Volunteer Dental Provider for our Adopt a Vet Dental Program, Dr. Cary Jaques of Fallon Family Dental Care, attributes his care of local low-income veterans to his grandfather, who was an Air Force Veteran.
Q&A with Dr. Jaques
What made you decide to become a Volunteer Dental Provider for the Adopt a Vet Dental Program?
My family has been abundantly blessed in many aspects of life, including the assurance of living in a free county. I’m sure I can’t truly comprehend the sacrifice of so many that makes that possible, but I do know that freedom is not free. These amazing men and women have given much for their country. I’m glad to give back in a small way.
Is there anything in particular that stood out to you during your experience as a Volunteer Dental Provider for the Adopt a Vet Dental Program?
I have been so impressed with the gentleman I’ve been able to treat via the AAVD. Each has been so appreciative and continually express it at each visit. I don’t sense any feeling of entitlement – like they deserve free treatment – although I think they do deserve it.
What does it mean to you to be part of the Adopt a Vet Dental Program?
My grandfather was an Air Force veteran, so for me, serving these great individuals, is a tribute to him.
About Dr. Jaques
Dr. Jaques grew up in the small town of Morgan, Utah. He married his wife, Christy, in August of 2000 and after graduating from Utah State University in 2003, the two, along with their two children, relocated to Richmond, Virginia. There, Dr. Jaques attended dental School at Virginia Commonwealth University. After dental school, Dr. Jaques moved his family to Buena Vista, Virginia, where he worked as a dental associate for two years. In 2009 Dr. Jaques and his family made their final move to Fallon, Nevada, a place Dr. Jaques says “is wonderful with great people” and where he and his family now call home. In his spare time, Dr. Jaques enjoys spending time with his family, camping and hiking, basketball, softball, Chukar hunting, and coaching little league sports.
You can learn more about Dr. Jaques and his practice at Fallon Family Dental Care.