Vaca & Kirby Dental offer free dental work for veterans on Nov. 11

It was a different kind of salute to veterans at an East Texas office today, honoring veterans with free dental care.
Published: Nov. 11, 2022 at 4:15 PM CST
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LONGVIEW, Texas (KLTV) - It was a different kind of veterans salute at one East Texas office, where they honored veterans with free dental care.

For Army Veteran Davon Moton, it was a welcome deviation from normal Veterans Day activities.

“A lot of places are offering free meals, free this and free that, but your teeth are a lot more important than any meal out there,” Moton said.

“We love our veterans; we try to take care of them anytime we can,” said Dentist Dr. David Vaca. “They mean everything to us; it’s the reason why we enjoy the freedoms we have today.”

For the past seven years, Vaca-Kirby dental has opened its offices to veterans free of charge, for a simple reason.

“Men and women have sacrificed so much, unselfishly, for this country and our freedom, and we as a team have always appreciated that, and if we can do just a little bit to give back and say thank you, that’s what we’re committed to do,” said Dr. Chris Kirby.

Along the way, they learn a little bit about the commitment to serve.

“I think it’s a community. They get together, talk to other vets and talk to us,” Vaca said.

“Just to hear their stories, just to appreciate what they’ve done for us,” Kirby said.

They also do what they do best: give people a good smile.

“It’s one of the most fulfilling things we do all year,” said Dr. Vaca.

“We love our veterans; we try to take care of them anytime we can,” said Dentist Dr. David Vaca.