736 – Missouri Dentist helps Veterans and new VA Clinic opens in Savannah

Dr. Allan Link, Vietnam Veteran News, mack payne

Vietnam Veterans awaiting dental services in Dr. Links waiting room.

This podcast episode is filled with medical news pertinent to Vietnam Veterans. Two stories are highlighted that illustrate the news. One is from Fox2Now in St Louis, Missouri titled: West County dentist offering free dental care for veterans Friday and was submitted by Roche Madden. The other is from The Savannah Morning News titled: ‘It is truly a pleasure to serve you’: Savannah celebrates new VA clinic submitted by Mary Carr Mayle.

Dr. Allan Link, Mack Payne, vietnam veteran news

Dr. Link founded TheDentaLink® in 1985 with one dental office in Ballwin.

Dr. Allan Link, a practicing dentist in Ballwin, Missouri, is providing free dental services to veterans this coming Friday, October 28, 2016. He is making his office along with all its staff from officer manager to dental hygienist available at no cost to veterans on that Friday. In addition, if a vet needs more extensive care, oral surgeons are standing by ready to donate their services. Dental labs also do work free of charge.

This is the seventh year in a row Dr. Link is providing this wonderful service for veterans. He does this because he’s inspired by the many veterans in his family including his father-in law.  Dr. Link feels the veterans are the reason why I get the wonderful life we all have.”

If you are a veteran in the area contact Dr. Links office to get your name on the list for free dental services on Friday. Here is his contact information:

The DentaLink

14335 Manchester Road

Ballwin, MO 63044

(636) 219-4393

First Session: 8 an-12 noon

Second Session: 12 noon-4 pm

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Savannah VA outpatient Clinic, vietnam veteran news, mack payne

The new Savannah VA outpatient Clinic, dedicated Tuesday near the Savannah Mall, has some 56,000 square feet. (Carl Elmore/for the Savannah Morning News)

The Savannah Morning New story is about the opening of a new VA clinic in Savannah. It is a part of the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston. The new 56,000 square foot facility located at 1170 Shawnee Street in Savannah will be replacing the 34,000-square-foot clinic on West Montgomery Crossroad that has served the city’s veterans for the last quarter-century.

The new clinic will have 12 primary care teams, with the flexibility to grow to 15 teams offering newly available much-needed additional services, such as audiology, cardiology and additional women’s services. These services will be available along with the clinic’s regular offering of mental health, telehealth, general radiology, compensation and pension exams, prosthetics, physical therapy, optometry and podiatry specialty services. All veterans are encouraged to take advantage of the services offered by the new Savannah VA Outpatient Clinic.

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