Dentists For Seniors (Mobile Dental USA) is proud to support Dentists For Veterans, a 501c3 non-profit organization whose goal is to improve the overall health and quality of life for veterans in need. Dentists for Veterans. mission is to provide low to no cost, critically needed, quality dental services to veterans who do not have the resources to pay for dental treatment on their own. They serve veterans struggling with poverty, physical disabilities, injuries, illnesses, mobility issues, and/or mental illnesses.
Neglected dental needs cause unbearable pain, difficulty eating, and life threatening infections spreading from the mouth into the bloodstream. Today, there are no reliable social programs to provide funding for needed dental services. This problem is widespread and the treatment underfunded. There is a misconception that when veterans come home, they will have all their dental needs covered. Unfortunately, most of our brave veterans return home to discover that they do not qualify for any government coverage for dental services unless they are 100% disabled, POW, or service connected. Additionally, there is no existing federal funding program for dental services either.
In 2011, renowned dentist and philanthropist, Charles Zahedi DDS, PhD, addressed this urgent need by founding Oral Disability Rescue, a non-profit composed of a small group of volunteer dentists and dental assistants who provided desperately needed dental care to impoverished and disabled veterans living in Southern California. The name has since changed to Dentists for Veterans, to better reflect the service and the target population. Since its inception, over $500,000 of dental services have been provided to veterans in need; eliminating long-term pain and infection, while improving overall health and quality of life.
Veterans that have received dental treatment are able realize a life free of oral pain with restored smiles and regained confidence. To see one such example, please click here.