Veteran receives new smile for his wedding day

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HARRISBURG, Pa. - Marine Corporal Frank Jackson so was embarrassed by his teeth he nearly postponed his wedding. He had had some dental care, but lost his job and was not able to afford the rest of the work.

A few months ago, he went to a free dental service day, at the Capital. Dentists and assistants from Aspen Dental were volunteering their time to give veterans dental check-ups.

Dr. Desai met Frank and noticed he had an infection in his mouth. Frank spoke with her about his wedding and she offered to help him in anyway she could. Fast forward to August 22 when, with a brand new set of teeth,  Frank was able to marry the love of his life.

Aspen Dental covered the cost of Frank's care. Dr. Desai wishes him many years of happiness and says she will continue to give him dental care when he needs it.