Concorde Career College in San Diego Creates Dental Program for Veterans Struggling to Find Dental Care
The “Share a Smile with a Vet” program addresses area veterans’ dental needs.
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 12, 2013
Concorde Career College has campuses in 8 states and trains healthcare professionals on 16 campuses. Concorde prides itself on giving back to each community and is currently doing so with the introduction of San Diego’s “Share a Smile with a Vet” program. While the Department of Veterans Affairs provides benefits, often many veterans are not eligible for this dental care. San Diego’s “Share a Smile with a Vet” program addresses the overwhelming need for uninsured veterans to receive access to affordable dental care.
The pilot program for “Share a Smile with a Vet” was started by the Concorde Dental Hygiene program in Kansas City to meet the dental needs of area veterans and has now extended into San Diego to address similar needs. The program allows Concorde’s Dental Hygiene students to provide dental care for these individuals and their immediate family members until they can obtain employment and receive dental care through their employer.
The program provides veterans with many free dental services for a year, along with the same services for immediate family members at just $5.00 per service.
Dental services include:
- Comprehensive exam by a dentist
- Dental cleanings
- Periodontal cleaning (deep cleanings)
- Sports guards
- Fluoride treatments
All work will be performed by Dental Hygiene students under the close supervision of a dentist and the faculty at the San Diego campus located at 4393 Imperial Ave, Suite 100 , San Diego, CA 92113; 619.688.0800; http://www.concorde.edu
Concorde Career Colleges, Inc. has been training medical professionals for nearly 50 years. Concorde has 16 campuses in 8 states and offers 100% healthcare education and training.
In addition to the Dental Hygiene (AS) program, the campus also offers career training in Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant, Medical Office Administration, Vocational Nursing, Surgical Technology, Respiratory Therapy (AS), and Physical Therapist Assistant (AS).
Those interested in learning more about career training or employment opportunities are encouraged to call 619-688-0800.
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