Dental health programs in the state receive $5,000 to offer care to veterans


Dental health programs in the state receive $5,000 to offer care to veterans

The University of Maine at Augusta has recently received a grant of $5,000 to offer free dental hygiene services and basic restorative care to veterans. These services include cleanings, x-rays, fluoride treatment, and simple fillings. The UMA Dental Health Programs at the Lewiston and Bangor dental clinics have been part of the Maine Veterans’ Dental Network for three years.

Northeast Delta Dental has allocated $300,000 to the MVDN for its 2024 program, and UMA was selected as one of the 13 clinics to participate in this network of providers. Veterans who wish to receive the free services must qualify and be pre-approved. They can contact MVDN at 207-287-6836 or email mvdn.mainebvs@maine.gov for approval before visiting the clinic.

The UMA Dental Clinic is currently accepting qualifying veterans for appointments in the spring and fall. To schedule an appointment, veterans can call 207-262-7872. Additionally, the clinic is offering other upcoming area events for those interested in community activities.

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