“I’m getting a crown today?!” I’ll never forget the joy in my patient’s voice as I confirmed the treatment for his broken tooth. Excitement is an unusual emotion when I tell someone they need extensive dental treatment. That’s what Freedom Day is all about. This patient had needed a crown for a long time and couldn’t afford it. He’s served our country in the military which is a huge gift he’s given us, and we are honored to do a small thing to pay him back by fixing his broken tooth.
Since 2016, Wynkoop Dentistry has committed one day a year to treat veterans and their families at no cost. We are participating in a national movement called Freedom Day which was started by a dentist in 2013. While it sprouted from the dental field, the event has gained roots in other industries and is available to all businesses as a way to show appreciation to the veteran population.
On Freedom Day we do our best to treat whatever needs our patients come through the doors with, and we do it all for free. We partner with several specialist offices around the area who take on the treatment we can’t provide in office. We usually adopt a few patients with extensive needs we can’t complete in one day and carry on their treatment needs throughout the year.
In 2020, we were able to donate close to $25,000 worth of dental care between our two offices to Veterans and their families. This year, we are saying thank you again on November 12th. If you are a veteran, or know one that is, please help spread the word. Call our office at 303-572-4487 to schedule your appointment soon!