In collaboration with the CU Denver Office of Veteran Student Services, the CU Heroes Clinic provides free dental care for military veterans enrolled in a degree program at the University of Colorado Denver or University of Colorado Anschutz campus. Many student veterans do not qualify for or receive coverage for dental care when they leave military service. The Heroes Clinic will address this gap by providing services, which will supplement health care provided through the Veteran’s Administration.
Staffed by faculty and fourth-year students at CU’s School of Dental Medicine, the Heroes Clinic will operate selected weekdays during the fall semester, with plans to expand during the spring of 2015. Every dollar donated by Delta Dental of Colorado to the Heroes Clinic will go towards the cost of preventative and restorative dentistry.
“These student veterans have given so much to our country that they truly are heroes, who are deserving of a Heroes Clinic established specifically for them,” said Kate Paul, president and CEO of Delta Dental of Colorado. “We are honored to work with CE Denver|Anschutz to provide this much needed service.”
The Office of Veteran Student Services (OVSS) at CU Denver|Anchutz supports hundreds of students with military connections. In addition to assisting student vets with the adjustment from military to campus life, OVSS also helps with the transition to civilian careers. In conjunction with the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, a program called “Boots to Suits” enlists the support of the business community in metro Denver to match student veterans with mentors, offer internships that provide relevant work experience, and offer assistance in the search for permanent jobs.
If you are a U.S. veteran currently enrolled in a degree program at either the University of Colorado Denver or the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus then you may qualify for free dental care through the new CU Heroes Clinic.
Call 303-724-2VET to learn more and schedule your appointment today.