Dental Care for Veterans in Chicago, IL

We strive to provide essential dental services to not only our local Chicago community but those who have selflessly served our country too. We have partnered with VA Dentistry to provide affordable dental care to our local veterans.

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Unmatched Dental Care for Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs offers a remarkable program to ensure veterans receive the dental care they deserve. This program provides access to a wide range of treatments at significantly reduced or even no cost, depending on eligibility. Factors like disability rating, service-related oral health conditions, and prisoner-of-war status all play a role in determining eligibility.

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The Application Process

At Kimberly Smiles, we understand the importance of simplifying the application process for veterans. Our friendly team will guide you through every step, handling the paperwork and liaising directly with the VA to make it as seamless as possible for you.

Prioritizing Veterans’ Oral Health

Dr. Anast offers a variety of dental services covered by the VA program, including:

  • Essential Cleanings: Regular cleanings are the foundation of a healthy smile. Veterans can access these cleanings through the VA Dentistry Program to maintain optimal oral health.
  • Root Canal Therapy: This vital procedure saves teeth threatened by decay or infection. Veterans who qualify can receive root canals at minimal or no cost, preserving their smiles and relieving toothache.
  • Restorative Dentistry: Missing teeth can impact one’s ability to eat, speak, and smile confidently. Dental bridges and crowns, approved by the VA program, restore both function and aesthetics.
  • Partial Dentures: For veterans with multiple missing teeth, partial dentures offer a comfortable and removable solution. These custom-made appliances enhance both functionality and quality of life.

We’re Here For You!

Are you a veteran in need of affordable dental care? Do you know a veteran who could benefit from our services? Please don’t hesitate to contact our Chicago dental office. Your service to our country is deeply appreciated, and we’re honored to serve you in return!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the VA Dental Program?

A: The VA Dental Program is a program offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs that provides dental care to eligible veterans. The program covers a wide range of services, including cleanings, fillings, root canals, dentures, and crowns.

Q: Am I eligible for the VA Dental Program?

A: Eligibility for the VA Dental Program depends on several factors, including:

  • Service connection: Veterans with a service-connected dental disability or condition are generally eligible for dental care.
  • Disability rating: Veterans with a disability rating of 50% or higher may be eligible for some dental care services.
  • Recent service: Veterans who served on active duty for 90 days or more during specific periods, such as the Persian Gulf War, may be eligible for one-time dental care within 180 days of discharge.
  • Other factors: Prisoners of War (POWs) and veterans who are 100% disabled due to any condition may also be eligible.

Q: How do I apply

A: There are a few ways to apply for the VA Dental Program:

  • Enroll in VA health care: If you’re not already enrolled in VA health care, you can apply online at Once enrolled, you can speak with Dr. Anast about your dental needs.
  • Apply for the Veterans Dental Insurance Program (VADIP): If you’re not eligible for the VA Dental Program but are enrolled in VA health care, you can purchase dental insurance at a reduced cost through VADIP.

Q: What dental services are not covered by the VA Dental Program?

A: The VA Dental Program does not cover all dental services. Some services that are not covered include:

Q: Where can I learn more about the VA Dental Program?

A: You can learn more about the VA Dental Program by visiting the VA website at

Q: I’m a veteran and I need dental care, but I can’t afford to wait to see if I’m eligible for the VA Dental Program. What are my options?

A: We offer payment plans through CareCredit, SimplePay and Propser Healthcare Lending. We also accept most PPO insurances. Please talk to our patient coordinator for more information about your finance options.

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