First Postgraduate Dental Class Graduates to Care for Servicemembers

Posted on February 15, 2016 by Disability Help Group

This month the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences celebrates the graduation of the first postgraduate dental class from the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. The class of 2012 will now join with fellow service members to provide dental care both at military hospitals and overseas in deployment areas for all military branches.

Most medical initiatives through the military are directed toward combat wounds and mental disorders but a soldier can suffer serious health conditions without good dental care as well. Dental care is important not only for oral conditions, such as gingivitis, but can also benefit veterans with disabling conditions that often have symptoms that affect the mouth. By increasing the numbers of dentists, the military can help provide acute and preventative care that could help reduce the amount of oral conditions later on in life.

The benefits available to veterans with disabilities include comprehensive care for all types of health conditions, not just their disabling condition. Taking care of a veteran’s entire body is often key to helping reduce the disabling symptoms that they suffer from. A veterans’ disability representative can help a disabled veteran seek the benefits they are entitled to.

If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, a South Florida disability representative from Disability Help Group is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our veteran’s disability rights firm today 1-(800)-800-3332.