Dental Lifeline Network: Will you see one vet?

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Dr. Anna Abernethy is still not sure how one of the patients she treated this year — a 52-year-old Army veteran — managed without teeth for nearly 40 years.
Raleigh, N.C. — Dr. Anna Abernethy is still not sure how one of the patients she treated this year — a 52-year-old Army veteran — managed without teeth for nearly 40 years.
   
“For some reason or another, he had all his teeth removed before he enlisted,” she said. “He didn’t know how to smile. He couldn’t chew solid food.”
   
But six months ago, Dr. Abernethy gave the Army veteran lower and upper dentures, allowing him to smile and eat normally for the first time in decades.

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