Boost your DentistryIQ: Support your local veterans this October

Aug. 26, 2020
What and when is Freedom Day? It's an opportunity for dental offices to give back to their communities. Director Wendy Boyce explains how your practice can get involved.

Have you been wondering how your dental team can give back in your community, particularly during this trying time? Wendy Boyce, national Freedom Day director, has an idea—participate in the 2020 Freedom Day.

Started by a dentist in West Virginia who wanted to do something for the large population of veterans in his area, Freedom Day is held each year in October, and this year it falls on October 8. What is it, and what are dental teams invited to do? Boyce explains it to Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz in their recent chat.

She says it's up to each practice what they choose to do for the day. It can be anything from free cancer screenings to free hygiene exams to handing out take-home hygiene kits, as long as there's no cost and it's offered to those who have or are currently serving in the military.

Once you register your practice at, their experts will take it from there. Your practice name will be added to their map and website, you'll receive a free media kit, and they will direct military personnel to your office.

Interested in taking part? Learn more about the event in this video.

For more informative and up-to-the-minute video chats with key industry experts, visit DentistryIQ Videos.

Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD, is the chief editor of DentistryIQ and editorial co-director of Through the Loupes. Based in Salem, Massachusetts, Dr. Maragliano-Muniz began her clinical career as a dental hygienist. She went on to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she earned her doctorate in dental medicine. She then attended the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dental Medicine, where she became board-certified in prosthodontics. Dr. Maragliano-Muniz owns a private practice, Salem Dental Arts, and lectures on a variety of clinical topics. You may contact her at [email protected]