CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 5, 2018--The Aspen Dental MouthMobile stop in Buffalo, NY on Friday, September 7 th will kick off the second half of a 28-stop journey across the country as teams of volunteer dentists and staff from Aspen Dental practices continue the tradition of providing free dental care to hundreds of veterans this fall. In addition to dentistry and denture services, patients can now also get a free oral cancer screening with OralID™, a battery-operated handheld oral examination device that is quick and painless.

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Aspen Dental Mouth Mobile (Photo: Business Wire)

The Aspen Dental MouthMobile is a 42-foot long free dental clinic on wheels that travels state to state giving veterans much needed dental care – at no cost. Since 2014, Aspen Dental branded practices nationwide have donated more than $15 million in dentistry and helped more than 12,000 veterans as part of the Healthy Mouth Movement. In addition to the MouthMobile, the Healthy Mouth Movement also includes a nationwide Day of Service when Aspen Dental practices open their doors on a designated Saturday to provide free dental care to veterans, and an overseas outreach program to those in desperate need.

The stop in Buffalo at Canalside, 44 Prime Street, is in Erie County, which has been designated as a dental health professional shortage area by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Veterans One-Stop of Western NY, a non-profit providing supportive services to veterans and their families, hosted today’s event.

“Access to dental care is an especially challenging issue for the veterans, who do not receive dental benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs unless they are 100% disabled or have a service-related injury to the mouth,” said Dr. Iswara Parvathaneni, the local Aspen Dental practice owner who provided care in Buffalo today. "It is an honor to give back to our nation's veterans, who have dedicated their lives to serve and protect."

Aspen Dental is committed to improving access to dental care through its 700+ independently owned practices, many of which are located in  dental health professional shortage areas  as designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In New York alone, nearly three million people live in a dental health professional shortage area. With 43 Aspen Dental practices currently in New York, dentists and team members with Aspen Dental are working to make sure more New Yorkers have access to quality dental care.

Members of the public who spot the MouthMobile are encouraged to share their pictures to show their support for veterans with the hashtag #MouthMobile on Twitter and Facebook. For the Fall MouthMobile schedule, visit https://bit.ly/SwuGZM.

About Aspen Dental Offices

Aspen Dental-branded practices are committed to breaking down the barriers to better dental care, better smiles and better lives by making dentistry easier for patients. With nearly 700 offices in 38 states, Aspen Dental practices provide a wide range of general dentistry and denture-related services and offer patient-friendly programs and services, including convenient locations, onsite labs and extended hours. Together, Aspen Dental practices cared for more than 1.7 million patients in 2017. For additional information about Aspen Dental or to find an Aspen Dental office, please visit www.aspendental.com.

About Aspen Dental Management, Inc.

With an innovative model that takes care of non-clinical business and administrative services so that providers are free to focus on patient care, the team at ADMI is driven by one overarching purpose: To care for the people who care for the patients. ADMI makes it easier for clinicians to have the careers they’ve always dreamed of, delivering care to their patients with the support of a team of experienced business professionals who are committed to making their practices a success. Support provided by ADMI includes services and recommendations related to finding the right locations, leasing, acquiring equipment, accounting and marketing.

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CONTACT: Aspen Dental Management, Inc.

Mindy Weinstein

312-399-9779

mindy.weinstein@aspendental.com

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