LOS ALTOS, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bay Area service members back from Iraq and Afghanistan will receive world-class dental care for free on Veteran's Day at Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry in Los Altos, CA. PCCD will host its second-annual "Smiles for Troops" event all day Tuesday, November 11. Dr. Bruce Hartley, Dr. Joseph Field, Dr. John McFarlane and staff will perform free cleanings, fillings, crowns, and repairs to chipped teeth.
PCCD's partners, Dr. Bruce Hartley and Dr. Joseph Field's past volunteer work has involved domestic violence organizations, and large public clinics in the Bay Area and Colorado. As troops rotate home from conflicts oversees, PCCD aims to serve those who've served us all in the Middle East and Central Asia.
Recent headlines note that veterans face long waits to access federal health benefits. By contrast, PCCD spoils troops Nov. 11 with a relaxing, efficient, boutique, spa-like environment. PCCD specializes in cosmetic dentistry, IV sedation, dental implants, Invisalign orthodontics, and general dentistry. PCCD will pamper service members with warm neck towels at the door and soothing, immaculate, world-class care.
Dr. Hartley, Dr. Joseph Field, Dr. John P. McFarlane, and PCCD's expert hygienists will devote a full work day to treating as many vets as they can – free of charge. PCCD has also doubled its number of state-of-the-art $100,000 Cerec machines to mill crowns and onlays on-site for same-day placement.
Vets can call today to make an appointment for "Smiles for Troops", and must provide military identification and work orders. PCCD staff triages the most pressing cases, schedules X-rays, then goes to work Friday – performing cleanings, fillings and other repairs. Vets will also receive a goodie-bag with donated dental hygiene items like an electronic toothbrush.
PCCD served dozens of mostly young men and women from the Bay Area last year, and the experience was so rewarding, the office was excited to offer it again, said coordinator Tanya Hartley.
"Most of the vets we see are 20-somethings and very young," she said. "Everyone was grateful and appreciative and the staff felt honored to serve them. Giving back to those that served our country is our duty and our pleasure!"
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