There’s a new dental clinic opening in New Port Richey, Florida that’s going to make local veterans smile by giving them free dental care. Smile Faith has been mobile, traveling around the country, but now they’re getting a permanent place to call home.
Smile Faith will still use the bus they’re known for to reach veterans who can’t make it to their office. Dr. Michael O’Carroll says about 95% of veterans can’t get dental care through the VA, so this kind of service is life-changing for the many vets who served our country.
"It's important to give them the best of care because they have given us the best," explains Tricia Sours, Senior Clinic Administrator. "People underestimate what dental pain can do for people. How much a smile that is destroyed can take away the self-esteem of a person."