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Free dental care to be provided for Iowa veterans

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

On Thursday morning, a 42-foot-long dental office will wheel into Iowa City to provide free dental care for local veterans.

It's part of Aspen Dental's Healthy Mouth Movement, a 30-stop cross-country tour in its MouthMobile. Teams of local dentists from Aspen Dental are volunteering their services for veterans. They said they've provided free care to over 17,000 veterans in the past four years.

Aspen Dental said it's their way to offer dental care for those, like veterans, who might not have easy access to it.

"This is an especially challenging issue for many veterans who do not receive dental benefits through the Veterans Administration unless they are 100 percent disabled, have a service-related mouth injury or were a prisoner of war," a release from Aspen Dental wrote.

The MouthMobile will be parked at the Robert E. Lee Community Center in Iowa City on October 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m..

Veterans looking to use the service must call and schedule an appointment in advance. They should call Matthew Miller at (319) 384-2613.

The Robert E. Lee Community Center is located at 220 South Gilbert St.

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