MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Affordable dental clinics for Morris County military veterans, as well as veterans in Sussex and Warren counties, who do not have dental insurance will be offered this fall at the Morris County Outpatient Veterans Administration Clinic in Morris Township.
Clinics are scheduled on Mondays Sept. 28, Oct. 5 and Oct. 26 in the Highlands Health Van, which will be parked at the VA Clinic at 340 West Hanover Avenue, across the street from the Morris County Public Safety Academy.
The Sept. 28 dental clinic is sold out, but there are still limited spaces for Oct. 5 and plenty of availability for Oct. 26, according to Zufall Health, which provides the service for the veterans. Also, more dates will be set up soon for November and December.
The two-year-old dental program, which provides direct, much-needed access and discounted services, is one of the first of its kind in the state. It is a collaboration between Zufall Health, Morris County and the Veterans Administration.
Veterans receive a free first visit which may include an oral/dental screening exam, teeth polishing, fluoride treatment, and will be charged $20 in cash for full-mouth set of X-rays. If further treatment is needed, patients can schedule a follow-up visit to receive services at a discounted rate at one of Zufall’s fixed dental sites in Dover, Morristown, or Flemington.
Charles Jurgensen, Morris County Veterans Service Officer, said the program has been a great success. He stressed that the clinic is only for veterans without dental insurance, and urged all interested veterans to call ahead and make an appointment.
“This is really a needed service not only for veterans enrolled in the VA Health System, but for veterans, who for various reasons, are unable to participate in the system,” said Jurgensen. “Now, all veterans in Morris and neighboring counties will have access to affordable dental care.”
“This is an important addition to health services for our military veterans, who have given so much to our county,’’ said Freeholder Hank Lyon, the county governing board’s liaison on human services and veterans’ issues. “I urge veterans in need to make an appointment and use this dental service.’’
Veterans interested in getting more information about the program can contact Jurgensen at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 973-285-6866. To make an appointment call Raven at 973-328-9100, ext. 605.