Fall Creek Provides Dental Care to Veterans

June 17, 2016 | Cedric Hayden

On Easter weekend the mobile dental unit of Caring Hands Worldwide swung into action to serve veterans at the Fall Creek Event Center on the local Adventist church campus.

Veterans attending were served a substantial breakfast before rotating to the dental stations. Services offered included examinations, X-rays, cleanings, fillings and extractions, as well as lifestyle counseling. The volunteers also prayed with willing veterans. 

The veterans, who represented branches of service including the Marines, Navy, Air Force and Army, ranged in age from 27 to 67. They came from the cities of Oakridge, Springfield and Eugene, as well as nearby Lane Community College and the University of Oregon.

Providing the care were 27 individuals, from dentists, hygienists and dental assistants to students, cooks and other community volunteers, including members of the Fall Creek Church.