Our 5th-year event was held on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 and exceeded our expectations in the number of Veterans served and procedures performed.
Our heartfelt thanks go out to all who participated in this year's event. Our staff who contributed their skills and compassion, to the Veterans and the families for allowing to provide this service and to the volunteers who keep us on schedule and facilitated a very busy day.
We are all looking forward to next year.
Thank You to all involved!
Are you a Veteran or know one that needs dental treatment, but can't afford it?
Established by Dr. Sam Nechamkin, the Keep Veterans Smiling private foundation each year holds a "Day of Reciprocity" on the third Tuesday of September, to give back to U.S. Military Veterans for their selfless service and sacrifice to our great nation.
Dr. Sam has been creating smiles in North Texas since opening Premier Dentistry in 1999. As his dental practice grew, he desired to share his success with the community.
A dedicated supporter of the military and a preferred dental provider for the Dallas Veterans Administration, Dr. Sam established Keep Veterans Smiling, a 501(c)(3) non-profit private foundation to provide free dental treatment for Veterans of our U.S. Military.
Our Day of Reciprocity
On the third Tuesday every September— our day of reciprocity each year— we provide a free treatment to qualified Texoma Veterans. The goal is to serve as many as possible in the time allotted. Those treated may choose a dental treatment limited to a cleaning, a filling, or an extraction.
Treatment is provided on a “walk-up” first-come, first-served basis starting at 8:00 am. No appointments are necessary.
Typically, our staff can treat as many as 100 Veterans on the day of the event however, we understand that many Veterans need more extensive treatment over an extended period of time. That's why Premier Dentistry chooses annually Veterans to receive a more extensive dental treatment plan, at no charge to the Veteran.
Applying for Extensive Treatment
We understand that many Veterans need more dental care than can be accomplished in a single day.
In addition to the day of free services we perform in September, there is an opportunity for selected Veterans to receive extended dental treatment. Veterans can apply themselves, or can be recommended by family, friends, or others who submit an application on the Veteran's behalf.
Annually, from all applications received, our professional staff selects Veterans to receive an extensive treatment plan.
Applications for extended treatment are accepted throughout the year and can be submitted in person, by mail, or online. All applications must be received at our Sherman office no later than last business day in October. The Veterans selected will be notified.
Complete an application online, or pick up an application at our office in Sherman to submit yourself, or a Veteran you know.
Dr. Sam's Premier Dentistry
1005 E. Sara Swamy
Sherman TX 75090
HOURS: Mon-Thurs 8AM-5PM, Friday 7AM-3PM