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In 2014 I had a stroke and all my money went to my medical care. I was unable to work, as I could not stand for more than 20 – 25 minutes at a time without my walker. I moved from my long-time home and business in the UP to be near family. Looking for a dentist while on Social Security, Disability, and VA Disability was difficult. My neighbor suggested VINA and I applied.

It was a wonderful experience. I am so grateful for what I have and for the feeling of welcome from VINA. I had an efficient, kind experience at the clinic. I have never met a single negative person there. The volunteers are fabulous, students and dentists are amazing. They always answer all my questions.

The dental care has been wonderful, I needed two caps on my teeth and old fillings replaced. My mouth wouldn’t be my mouth without the generosity of VINA, I am thankful for all the people at the clinic. To have the help I got from VINA, oh my goodness, thank you, thank you, thank you.” – Pamela, VINA Patient


“Everyone at VINA is absolutely wonderful. In short, my experience was my personal miracle and everyone involved I consider to be an Earth angel.”

– Kim, VINA Patient

We are just a couple of the many lower-income folks that have made it to later in life and we need to watch where we spend our money.  For us, VINA was the right place at the right time in our lives. 

We are grateful for all they provide and wish to thank all of their supporters.  We have no ‘special’ story to tell, just thoughts of some very nice people there.” – Randy & Kathy, VINA Patients



“I had many decayed and fractured teeth due to lack of dental care that I could not afford. My teeth were quite painful and I often had to dig out the decay and broken parts of my teeth. I became aware of VINA and they got me in as soon as possible. I had to get almost all my teeth pulled but it actually felt better. Now, I got dentures and am looking forward to being able to smile again thanks to VINA! – Laura, VINA Patient



We wanted to give you this card as a symbol of our appreciation for all that you do. Your kindness has helped our lives greatly and we are so grateful. We are truly thankful that you do dentistry services for folks with low income and no insurance. Without you and VINA Dental we would’ve had nowhere to go. You have treated us with the up-most respect, and so has your staff. Without VINA, Bill would still have severe tooth pain and it eventually would’ve cost him his job he just got, so we are so happy that your facility helps those without much money and insurance.” – Bill & Merisa, VINA Patients (from a card sent to Dr. Bonine)


I can honestly say that I had the best dental experience I’ve ever had.

The ladies that work there are very compassionate took the time to answer my questions, made sure I was comfortable and ready for my extraction. I had a very stubborn tooth with long roots. Went very well. I love those ladies.”

– Kim, VINA Patient