Now in its fourth year of serving local veterans with Salute to Smiles, Bay Oral Surgery & Implant Center, in partnership with other local dentists, is helping eight local veterans with their dental issues to get their smiles back in 2019. Together, they will cover all expenses for the veterans who otherwise could not afford these much-needed procedures. Dental procedures range from implants and bridges to extractions, crowns and dentures.
Salute to Smiles began in 2015 and was inspired by Bay Oral Surgery’s former military oral surgeons who saw this as a way to give back to area veterans. Bay Oral Surgery & Implant Center also partners with local dentists and dental supply businesses to provide all of the needed services to the patients free of charge. Twenty-seven local veterans have benefited from this great program since 2015.
Meet the 2019 Veterans!
Don, of Sister Bay, Wisconsin is a veteran of the US Navy. Don served in the US Navy from 1944 until 1966 when he was honorably discharged at the rank of YN3 and then transferred to the Naval Reserves until 1969. Don is having his dental work done by Dr. Graf and Dr. Ellis.
Randall (Randy) Barth
Randy, of Green Bay, Wisconsin is a veteran of the US Marine Corp. Randy served in the US Marine Corp from 1967-1969. He was wounded in Vietnam in 1968. In 2019, Randy was selected to take the Old Glory Honor Flight to Vietnam. Randy is having his dental work done by Dr. Brian Koch and Dr. Bradley Koch.
Claude, of De Pere, Wisconsin is a veteran of the US Marine Corp. Claude joined the US Marines in 1963 and served in Vietnam from 1965 to 1966. Claude is having his dental work done by Dr. Matthew Wagner and Dr. Taleb.
William (Bill) Parenteau
Bill, of Superior, Wisconsin is a veteran of the US Army. Bill enlisted in the US Army as a Vulcan Air Defender and served just over 10 years. Bill is having his dental work done by Dr. Brodhagen & Dr. Ellis.
Loyll, of Green Bay, Wisconsin is a veteran of the US Army. He was a sergeant and served part of his time in the 5th infantry division in Fort Bliss, Texas. Loyll is having his dental work done by Dr. Villwock and Dr. Taleb.
William (Bill) Mathis
Bill, of Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin is a veteran of the US Air Force. Bill served in the US Air Force for 4 years in various locations stateside and in Vietnam. Bill is having his dental work done by Dr. Maraka and Dr. Parmar.
Steve, of Green Bay, Wisconsin is a veteran of the US Army and served over 13 years for his country. Steve is having his dental work done by Dr. Ulve & Dr. Parmar.
Jayson is a veteran of the US Army. Jayson served in the US Army for 6 years doing a tour in South Korea with deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan. He served as a 63B all-wheel mechanic and was on the recovery team during deployments. Jayson is having his dental work done by Dr. Hallas and Dr. LeMoine.
You can check out the videos of the 2019 Salute to Smiles veterans by visiting: www.bayoralsurgery.com/salute-to-smiles
At Bay Oral Surgery & Implant Center, we are grateful to our veterans and glad we found a small way to give back to them! We also want to recognize and thank everyone who helped make this program a reality—the oral surgeons and dentists who donated their time and services and the sponsors who donated products and supplies.
Bay Oral Surgery Team
Dr. Charles Ellis, DDS, MD (US Navy Veteran)
Dr. Bradley Koch, DDS (US Navy Veteran)
Dr. Reda Taleb, DMD
Dr. Vijay Parmar, DDS
Dr. Jason LeMoine, DDS
Dentist & Dental Office Partners
Dr. Brian Koch, DDS (US Air Force Veteran), Oral Health Associates
Dr. Matthew Hallas, DMD, Bay Lakes Center for Complex Dentistry, SC
Dr. Mark Brodhagen, DDS, SC, Brodhagen Dental Care
Dr. Matthew Wagner (Army National Guard), DDS, Robert H. Wagner Family Dentistry
Dr. Eric Ulve, DDS (US Navy Veteran), Green Bay Family Dental
Dr. Bob Villwock, DDS, Bellevue Family Dentistry
Dr. Patrick Maraka, DDS, Dental Arts Associates of Green Bay LTD
Dr. Zach Graf, DDS (US Marines Veteran), Dental Arts Associates of Green Bay LTD
New Creations Dental Laboratory
Lord’s Dental Studio
Dental Health Products, Inc (DHPI)
Cosmetic Arts Dental Lab
QC Quality Crown & Bridge Studio, Inc.