Bay Oral Surgery & Implant Center is pleased to announce the return of Salute to Smiles, a program designed to connect area dentists with military backgrounds and local veterans in order to provide necessary dental procedures. Salute to Smiles began in 2015 and was inspired by Bay Oral Surgery’s three ex-military oral surgeons, Dr. David LeMoine, Dr. Bradley Koch, and Dr. Charles Ellis as a way to give back to area veterans. Once again this year, 6 veterans will receive much needed dental care at no charge as a result of this program.
Unfortunately, many veterans cannot afford the dental care they need. As a result, they can suffer from health complications due to missing teeth – such as bone deterioration in the jaw and malnourishment from the inability to chew nutritious foods. Salute to Smiles doesn’t just restore the dental health of these veterans, but it also restores their confidence by giving them their smile back!