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Updated: 06/10/2018 08:30:01AM

Day of Service:

Aspen Dental offers free care to veterans

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SUN PHOTO BY KAYLA GLEASON

Dr. Jeffrey Perez, a new volunteer, and Dr. Alexander Shafiey, volunteering for the second time, prepare for their next round of patients.

SUN PHOTO BY KAYLA GLEASON

Bruce Olson, a Marine Corps veteran, is seen by Dr. Shafiey and Dr. Perez on Saturday morning.

SUN PHOTO BY KAYLA GLEASON

A group of Aspen volunteers came into the office on Saturday to provide free dental care to veterans.

SUN PHOTO BY KAYLA GLEASON

Haidyn Harris, decked out in red, white and blue, offers waiting patients matching patriotic cookies.

SUN PHOTO BY KAYLA GLEASON

Aspen thanked veterans for their service by offering free dental care on Saturday.

SUN PHOTO BY KAYLA GLEASON

Carroll Rhodes, an Air Force veteran, and Haidyn Harris, the office manager's daughter, keep each other company in the waiting room.

SUN PHOTO BY KAYLA GLEASON

For the past six years, Aspen Dental has provided free dental care to veterans on Day of Service.

American flag flying in the wind

By KAYLA GLEASON

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On Saturday, Aspen Dental offices across the country put smiles on veterans faces by provided dental care completely free of charge.

“We try to do as much as we can, from cleaning to extractions to fillings,” said Port Charlotte Aspen’s Office Manager Eryn Wright. “We also adopt a patient every year who was the greatest need, whether that’s full mouth extractions or anything else that’s going to take more than one appointment.”

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