Vietnam vet helps other veterans get access to dental care

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Vietnam veteran Dennis Matthews recently launched a non-profit organization to help veterans get dental care, reports the  Daily Herald in Utah.

New Smiles for Veterans began in November with the goal of getting dentists to “adopt” one veteran a month. The Department of Veterans Affairs provides limited dental care to veterans.

“Eligibility and benefits for Veteran Dental Care are limited by law and categorized into VA dental classifications or classes,” according to the VA. “If you are a Veteran who has recently served (e.g. OEF/OIF/OND), you may be entitled to a one-time course of free dental care, but you must apply for dental care within 180 days of your discharge (under conditions other than dishonorable) from a period of active duty of 90 days or more.

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