"One look at my teeth, and people wouldn’t hire me. I was embarrassed and felt so hopeless and depressed. But Dr. Mattioli and Adopt a Vet changed my life. My health is better, I can laugh again, and I’m actively looking for an accounting job."
– Damon Petro, Desert Storm era veteran
“I went more than 10 years without teeth. It made people treat me like I wasn’t smart, which really hurt my self-esteem. Now I love smiling all of the time and my health’s better because I can eat again. I am so grateful to Dr. McElhinney and Adopt a Vet!"
– Charlie Clendenin, Korean War veteran
“I was denied care at the VA Dental Clinic even though I was eligible and I could not afford treatment at HAWC. Dr. Devin, who is part of the Adopt a Vet Dental Program, took my case and had to immediately start pulling teeth. I had a very bad infection and was told that I was close to death. I have a lot to be thankful for -- better health, a great smile with dentures and partials -- and no pain. Dr. Devin and the Adopt a Vet Dental Program literally saved my life!"
– John Anderson, Vietnam War veteran