Saying 'thank you' to CNY vets with free dental treatments

Eastwood Dental opened it's doors to veterans on Friday, November 10 ahead of Veteran's Day, to give them free dental treatments.

Eastwood Dental is decked out in red, white and blue, all to say thank you to veterans.

Including Anthony Jenne, who is only 28 but has been deployed to Afghanistan twice.

"You get broken and beaten up, then after you get out, not too many appreciate what you did," Jenne explained, "you don't get thank-yous, unless you're in uniform, people recognize you. Or you're in a large group and they don't want to be the one guy who says oh I'm not going to shake his hand."

One woman who does appreciate Jenne and all those who served, is Dr. Joan Laura who is the proud daughter of a Korean War veteran.

"These men and women have given up so much so selflessly of themselves and of their time that this is the least I can do. I mean I'm a dentist. It's the least I can do. I consider it a spit in the ocean compared to the sacrifices that they have made," Dr. Laura said.

Veterans walked in Friday and received any type of service they needed, no charge.

Other local businesses are getting in on the thank you to veterans.

Each one that left Dr. Laura's office got a bag with coupons for food and coffee, and since they're leaving the dentist, a toothbrush.

For Jenne, it's a special thing.

"This is phenomenal, it's the first time I've been to the dentist in five years so, I'm happy," Jenne said with a smile.

He left Dr. Laura's office not only with clean teeth, but with a sense of true appreciation for his service.

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