The University at Buffalo hosted it's annual UB Smiles on Vets event on Saturday, November 12, 2022 to deliver free dental services to veterans who do not qualify for Veteran's Administration provided dental treatment. The program aims to give special recognition to our veterans and and to thank them for the personal sacrifices they made to serve our country.
Volunteer dentists, students and staff provided restorative and preventative dental care to 145 Veterans. In addition, the dental team collaborated with nurse practitioner and pharmacy students to provide flu vaccinations, audiology screenings, nutritional guidance and community resource referrals.
This annual event, in its seventh year, has treated over 1,000 patients and performed close to $500,000 worth of dental care for the veterans in western NY, thanks in part to the NYSDA Dental Demonstration Project funding.