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Dentists offer free services for veterans Saturday

Published: Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 5:30 a.m. CST

SYCAMORE – Collins Dental Group will offer free dental screenings and examinations for the first 100 veterans and their immediate family members who visit Saturday.

Six dentists will be available for routine treatments, such as filling and extractions, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in honor of Veterans Day, according to a news release.

"It's our way of thanking them for their sacrifice and service to our nation," Dennis Collins said in a news release.

The Collins Dental Group staff includes dentist Bryce Deter, who served five years in the Navy as a dental officer. His stations included Naval Weapons Center in China Lake, Cali., The Fleet Marine Force in Okinawa, Japan, and The Naval War College, in Newport, R.I.

Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can be made by calling 815-758-3666. More information is available at

– Daily Chronicle

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