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In an effort to provide dental care to veterans with little or no dental insurance, the Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs has donated $50,000 to the Lake County Veterans Assistance Commission's dental program. For the third year in a row, the program has received funding to increase the number of free dental services currently provided, according to the Daily Herald.
Last year, the program assisted a total of 116 patients, and with the new grant, commission officials are hoping to treat 150 area veterans. Commission officials report that most free services are offered at Lake County's public health department, but patients who are in need of more extensive dental procedures are referred to area dentists, the news source reports.
Eligible patients include military personnel who received honorable discharge and receive foods stamps and medical benefits from the Illinois Department of Human Services.
By creating more free dental care opportunities, veteran organizations are assisting those who may be in the most need of services, including those who served in World War II. In 2007, only 58 percent of adults aged 65 years and older visited a dentist, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.
While government funding may assist people with little or no dental insurance, these patients can also benefit from researching discount dental plans.
For more information on dental discount plans call 1-888-632-5353.
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