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ADA Foundation donates $34,000 to help veterans receive dental care

November 06, 2019

By Kimber Solana

The American Dental Association announced in October that the ADA Foundation donated nearly $34,000 to Dental Lifeline Network — funds that the nonprofit organization says it will use to support veterans in need of dental care.
   
The donation was given through the American Hero Fund, which the ADA Foundation established in April in honor of Dr. Loren Feldner, a former chair of the American Dental Political Action Committee and the Commission on Dental Accreditation. Dr. Feldner, who was known for his generosity and passion for legislative action, died in January.
   
The funds are to be used exclusively to provide oral health care and treatment for veterans in need. An auxiliary of ADPAC was instrumental in helping to solicit donations.
   
“The donation will help Dental Lifeline Network generate more donated dental treatment to veterans throughout the U.S. with special needs,” said Fred Leviton, chief executive officer of Dental Lifeline Network. “Hundreds of dentists have volunteered to donate comprehensive care, and the funds will help DLN support these volunteers.”

Last Veterans Day, the group launched the Will You See One Vet campaign, which has recruited over 900 dentists nationwide to volunteer and treat veterans.