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SEPTEMBER 18, 2019


(SHERMAN, TEX.) Fifty-three Texoma U.S. Military Veterans received free dental treatment during the fourth annual Keep Veterans Smiling event in Sherman on Tuesday, September 17. Sherman periodontist Dr. Sam Nechamkin and his Premier Dentistry staff opened their doors for a day of free services—providing more than $30,000 of no-cost dental work, a cleaning, a filling, or an extraction.

“Our goal is to give back to these Americans who put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms. We treat as many vets as possible from the time we open the doors at 8:00 am, through the end of the day,” said Nechamkin. “By keeping the treatment choices simple, we can serve the greatest number of veterans on that day.” The Keep Veterans Smiling private foundation was established by Dr. Nechamkin in 2016.

An Opportunity for Extensive Treatment

Nechamkin said he understands that many veterans have serious dental health issues and he founded the not-for-profit to address those concerns. “You can imagine that during our examinations we see some serious problems and we wanted to find a way to address those, too,” said Nechamkin. The Keep Veterans Smiling organization accepts applications from individual veterans and recommendations from family and friends, to be considered for additional dental treatment.

Based on a review of applications and recommendations, and after consultation with the veteran and family members, Dr. Nechamkin has been able to donate his services for major treatment that could have cost the veteran tens of thousands of dollars.

“It is such a blessing for us to bring smiles back to our honored veterans and often remove years of pain and embarrassment because of the inability to access the kind of dental care we are able to provide through this program,” said Nechamkin.

Veterans can apply personally to be considered for extensive treatment. A veteran can also be recommended by a family member or friend. To download or complete an application online visit or pick up an application in person at Premier Dentistry, 1005 E. Sara Swamy Drive, Sherman, Texas 75090 during regular clinic hours Monday-Thursday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm or Friday, 7:00 am-3:00 pm.

To learn more about the program and to find frequently asked questions, visit online at or call (903) 868-9850.

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