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The University of Michigan’s Community-Based Collaborative Care and Education Program provides dental services to underserved patients in need by partnering with Health Centers and Community Clinics like VINA.

The University of Michigan School of Dentistry is partnering with VINA to establish its second Victors for Veterans clinic in the state under the direction Dr. Howard A. Hamerink. The program, funded by the Michigan Dental Association Foundation, provides free dental care and education. To qualify, your income must be 200% or less of the Federal Poverty Line (FPL) and you must be a resident of one of these seven counties: Livingston, Genesee, Shiawassee, Washtenaw, Jackson, Ingham and Oakland.

Victors for Veterans begins October 23, 2020. VINA will host University of Michigan Dental School interns and faculty dentists to provide dental care to veterans twice a month at the clinic. The interns and faculty dentists generously donate their time to the program.

Free services for those registered in the clinic include full exams, extractions and oral surgery, root canals, fillings, dentures, crowns, bridges and more. The program will also refer patients to specialists, as needed, for specialty procedures donated by University of Michigan School of Dentistry and local dental specialists.

For more information about the Victors for Veterans program and how to enroll, please see the attached flyer below.

The University of Michigan School of Dentistry and VINA Community Dental Center look forward to collaborating to give back to and thank the men and woman who served our country.


The VINA Community Dental Center of Livingston County is a non-profit outreach facility that provides affordable dental care and quality dental education to Livingston County residents with limited finances. “VINA” stands for Vision, Integrity, Need, and Action. VINA treats more than 1,500 patients annually from their facility at 400 E. Grand River in Brighton.


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