Delivering the Gift of a Smile for Veterans Day

On Friday (Nov. 11), the official U.S. observance of Veterans Day, Martin, who has battled dental issues including a bad infection in her mouth, visited Affordable Dentures & Implants, 13503 Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard, Unit B-2 in Vancouver, to begin her free dental care, valued at $29,180. Photo courtesy Affordable Dentures & Implants
On Friday (Nov. 11), the official U.S. observance of Veterans Day, Martin, who has battled dental issues including a bad infection in her mouth, visited Affordable Dentures & Implants, 13503 Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard, Unit B-2 in Vancouver, to begin her free dental care, valued at $29,180. Photo courtesy Affordable Dentures & Implants

Vancouver dental practice is on a personal mission to help a local Veteran through free dental care

VANCOUVER – “I was shocked,” said U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Cory Martin when describing how she first reacted to learning about the special gift she is receiving for Veterans Day.

On Friday (Nov. 11), the official U.S. observance of Veterans Day, Martin, who has battled dental issues including a bad infection in her mouth, visited Affordable Dentures & Implants, 13503 Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard, Unit B-2 in Vancouver, to begin her free dental care, valued at $29,180. The dental care includes dental implant surgery, and implant-secured teeth that will allow Martin to eat the foods she enjoys and smile again.

“We wanted to help Martin and honor her for her service on Veterans Day,” explained Dr. Kenneth Killpack, Affordable Dentures & Implants dentist. “We know the difference that dental implants can make for a patient’s quality of life, and Martin deserves to eat and smile. She served our country, and we want to say thank you and support her.”

Martin is not alone in her dental care needs. According to the American College of Prosthodontists, 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth and more than 35 million Americans are missing all their teeth on one or both arches. For most Military Veterans, like Martin, dental care is not included in their Military benefits. Photo courtesy Affordable Dentures & Implants
Martin is not alone in her dental care needs. According to the American College of Prosthodontists, 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth and more than 35 million Americans are missing all their teeth on one or both arches. For most Military Veterans, like Martin, dental care is not included in their Military benefits. Photo courtesy Affordable Dentures & Implants

Martin is not alone in her dental care needs. According to the American College of Prosthodontists, 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth and more than 35 million Americans are missing all their teeth on one or both arches. For most Military Veterans, like Martin, dental care is not included in their Military benefits.

“It feels good to be recognized for my service, especially being a female vet,” shared Martin. “So many other women have served and never received acknowledgement. I am thankful for this.”

Martin added, “I’m looking forward to eating anything again, especially being able to eat a salad.”

Affordable Dentures & Implants in Vancouver is located at 13503 Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard, Unit B-2.

“We wanted to help Martin and honor her for her service on Veterans Day,” explained Dr. Kenneth Killpack (on left), Affordable Dentures & Implants dentist. Photo courtesy Affordable Dentures & Implants
“We wanted to help Martin and honor her for her service on Veterans Day,” explained Dr. Kenneth Killpack (on left), Affordable Dentures & Implants dentist. Photo courtesy Affordable Dentures & Implants

About Affordable Dentures & Implants

Affordable Dentures & Implants practices make tooth replacement affordable for everyone. Founded in 1975 in Kinston, North Carolina, Affordable Dentures & Implant practices form the largest network of dental providers in the U.S., solely focused on tooth replacement solutions — including dentures, dental implants, and fixed arch solutions — with more than 400 locations across 42 states. The mission of Affordable Dentures & Implants practices is to provide a smile for every budget, delivered with compassion, dignity, and respect. Visit affordabledentures.com.


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Edward
Edward
21 days ago

Dr. Kilpatrick is a talented surgeon. I can vouch for him.

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