Serving Our Forgotten Veterans in Their Time of Need
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Locally, thousands of low-income veterans suffer every day from extreme oral decay. They endure years of severe pain from abscesses, multiple deteriorated teeth and more.
Around 42,000 veterans are enrolled in the Reno VA Hospital. But only an estimated 9.5% of them qualify for dental care. Because to qualify for the VA Dental Clinic, veterans must be:
This means a shocking 90.5% of our veterans can’t receive services through their VA Dental Clinic. As a low-income veteran, AAVD becomes their only hope.
Their need is critical. As their oral decay remains untreated, many veterans endure:
Many of these veterans do not have a family or support system. So they rely on their community – people like you – for help.
Adopt a Vet Dental Program (AAVD) identifies and qualifies each case, then seeks appropriate dental care for the qualified veteran. All dental services are provided pro bono to qualifying veterans. This is only possible because of the extensive services donated by volunteer dentists. And the labs who help subsidize or completely cover the lab expenses associated with each veteran’s treatment.
To participate in the AAVD program, you must
Please support AAVD by attending any of our fun-filled fundraising events held throughout the year or by donating directly. Your support goes towards lab costs, emergency dental services and other dental services. Thank you so much for your support!