Dozens of veterans receive free dental care thanks to local dentist
KENNEWICK, Wash. — Dozens of veterans walked out of a local dental office smiling on Monday after receiving treatment free of charge.
Dr. Tyson Beck with Quail Ridge Dental offered around 25 veterans free one hour appointments to receive any work they might have needed. Beck said he and four other dentists did fillings, cleanings, root canals and even pulled some teeth.
Beck is an Army veteran and a current member of the National Guard. He said he looks at veterans as family and he’s glad he can extend a hand to them.
“A lot of them really don’t have access to care unfortunately,” Beck said. “They’ve been very grateful that we’re willing to open our doors and do it for them for no charge.”
Beck said this is the first year he’s offered the event and he’s hoping to do it at least once a year, if not more.