Penn Dental Medicine Offering Free Oral Screenings for Veterans on November 13


Philadelphia – Penn Dental Medicine is opening its doors to Veterans this Friday, November 13, with a New Patient Admissions Fair, providing a day of free oral screenings and assistance in learning how to get ongoing dental care at Penn Dental Medicine. Appointments can be made by calling 215-573-VETS (8387).

“We know the dental care needs are great for many Veterans, and we want them to know Penn Dental is a place they can find care,” says Dr. Najeed Saleh, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs.

On this day of service, Penn Dental Medicine students and faculty will provide free comprehensive screening exams, including oral cancer screenings, as well as free x-rays as needed. Participating Veterans will also receive oral health care information and supplies, and the School’s clinical staff will work with them to schedule follow-up care.

Penn Dental Medicine is located at 240 S. 40th Street, Philadelphia. For the event on November 13, vouchers will be provided for free parking in the lot above the Acme market at 40th and Walnut streets.

With the goal of supporting Veterans’ oral health needs on an ongoing basis, the School offers Veterans a discount for dental care at the School; care is provided with an initial 20% discount followed with a sliding scale fee schedule.