Local medical practice launches Smiles for Veterans Program

Published 4:19 pm Thursday, August 17, 2023

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Tri-Cities Heroes Encouraged to Apply For Life-Changing Procedure

JOHNSON CITY – The Regional Center for Dental Implants & Oral Surgery in Johnson City has launched its first-ever Smiles For Veterans program. It will provide one Tri-Cities hero who is in failing oral health with a free smile makeover.

Local veterans who have difficulty eating, smiling or speaking because of missing or failing teeth, along with the confidence and self-esteem issues that go along with it, are encouraged to apply for the life-changing full-arch restoration procedure that would normally cost about $50,000.

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The application period for Smiles For Veterans opens today, Aug. 17, and will run through September 14. The program is offered to active duty, reserve, and veterans of the military throughout the Tri-Cities region. Applicants simply need to answer a few simple questions and submit digital photos of their current smile and teeth. For more information or to apply visit:
theregionalcenter.com/veterans. This year’s recipient will be selected based on their compelling story, financial need and health history.

Being involved in the community and helping veterans in need is a cause that hits close to home for Dr. Matthew Sherban of the Regional Center. He completed his oral surgery training at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and served in the United States Navy for eight years. He served aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) while deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and completed a tour in the Lowcountry of South Carolina at Naval Hospital Beaufort supporting Marine F-18 and F-35 flight squadrons.

Follow Facebook and Instagram for more program updates, and learn more about dental implants and full-arch restoration to see how they can improve a patient’s overall health and confidence.