It is a common practice to extend special offerings to veterans on Veterans Day including discounts, free meals, and celebrations. One business, Eastwood Dental Office in Syracuse, NY, provided free dental services to veterans including extractions, cleanings, and fillings.
Starting three years ago, Eastwood Dental Office began
offering free dental services to veterans on Veterans Day. Dr. Joan Laura, enlists
the help of her dental assistants to provide free services for the day. As her
father and grandfather were both in the service, it is clear to her that this
is a great way to honor the duty provided by
The first year offering free dental care to veterans brought only seven patients to the office. However, each successive year has shown greater growth with 23 veterans last year, and 71 this Veterans Day. Dr. Laura has expressed that she intends to continue offering these services as long as she is practicing dentistry.