Veterans’ Day honors those who have served through military service. Shamefully, many veterans, and many older adults, lack insurance and access to dental care.
Apple Tree has the honor and privilege of providing oral health care to residents of Minnesota’s Veterans Home. Last year alone, a contract with the Veterans Home, a grant from Disabled American Veterans, and donations to Apple Tree allowed us to provide almost 300 elderly and disabled veterans with $149,000 in dental care. We are proud to relieve the suffering caused by painful, infected teeth and to make dentures that allow a veteran to enjoy healthy foods. Good dental care restores well deserved dignity. We want veterans to be able to smile back when someone thanks them for their service.