Skip to main content
Toggle Menu of ADA WebSites
ADA Websites
Partnerships and Commissions
Toggle Search Area
Toggle Menu
e-mail Print Share

Serving those who served

December 12, 2016

Serving those who served: More than 460 veterans, including Don Lamb, 72, who said he is both an Army and Marine veteran who served in Vietnam, received care at the Texas Dental Association Smiles Foundation Veterans Mission of Mercy event Nov. 11-12 in Dallas. Organizers said veterans received $481,925 in donated care thanks to 81 dentists and 388 other volunteers, including Dr. Kavin Kelp, left, shown with Mr. Lamb. Mr. Lamb shared a heartrending story of being a prisoner of war for more than a year before enduring shots to the back multiple times while trying to escape into Cambodia. He told a Dallas County Dental Society staffer that he would have stayed in the military as long as he could if it wasn’t for that incident.