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Waterloo dentist gives veteran with bad infection free care

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

An unexpected bond between a dentist and a veteran.

After helping serve our country for four years, One eastern Iowa man gets help from a stranger

Parkersburg veteran Allen Williams says he can finally smile again after living almost 10 years in pain. 

Williams had a severe mouth infection, one that dentists at Aspen Dental say could possibly have killed him.

But the veteran didn't have the money to get the proper treatment for his infection.

He didn't qualify for help from the VA.

A dentist at Aspen Dental in Waterloo decided to treat Allen, free of charge, after seeing how much pain the vet was in. 

Allen had a successful surgery. He ended up having 19 teeth pulled.

Today he should be getting permanent dentures put in.

He says before he was embarrassed to smile, but not anymore.

Allen hopes to now move forward with marrying his girlfriend after the surgery. 

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