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Billings dentist gives free tooth procedures to veterans

Posted at 9:14 PM, Nov 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-09 00:13:27-05

BILLINGS — A Billings dentist office gave to veterans with free dental work on Friday.

Winterholler Dentistry's second annual "Make A Smile Great Again" drive helped about 60 veterans.

The event gives to those who served and raises awareness about veterans' difficulty qualifying for dental care.

The event honors those who served close to Veterans Day.

"Pretty good man," said Dave McClellan, a U.S. Navy veteran. "It's really awesome. I'm appreciative. It's really cool."

Dentists gave exams, cleanings, fillings, implants and whatever else the veterans needed.

"These people that have left their families for great periods of time, extended periods of time and served us in a way that allows us to live in a country that provides great things for us," said Dr. Will Winterholloer. "I think it's the least we can do to give back back to that population."

Many others helped, including Ballistic Barber Shop, which gave free haircuts to the veterans.