Delta Dental of Colorado donated $1 million to the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine to create the CU Heroes Clinic in 2014. Our goal: Provide a dental home with free, high-quality dental care for veteran students at CU Anschutz.
The Heroes Clinic is located in the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus and is staffed by faculty and 4th-year students at CU’s School of Dental Medicine.
The clinic helps bridge the gap in dental care that veteran students experience when they lose dental coverage upon completion of military service. It’s been reported that 80% of veterans lack access to dental benefits or have not received any dental care since leaving the military.
Delta Dental of Colorado is honored to help support those who served our country as they transition back into civilian life; therefore, the company has extended an additional $1 million gift to the clinic. This extension will go toward the expansion of serving more than just CU veterans and make the dental services available to any student veteran in the state, including all colleges, community colleges, and even job-training programs.