Pontiac, MI - Oakland County veterans can receive a free dental consultation with the Gary Burnstein Clinic at the county's first Veterans Resource Fair of 2022.
Eligible veterans will then be able to schedule an appointment for no-cost dental services. Oakland County Veterans' Services will host the fair at American Legion Post 377 at 4819 Mary Sue Street in Clarkston on Thursday, Feb. 24 from 9 a.m. to noon.
"Our veterans served Oakland County and our country and now we serve them," Oakland County Executive David Coulter said. "Our goal is to remove all barriers to quality healthcare and other resources to help them and their families. This includes dental care, which struggling veterans may not have access to, no matter their ages. We appreciate the health clinic stepping up for them."
Veterans who are current residents of Oakland County and present a copy of their DD214 are eligible to receive a free $50 gift card to Meijer. Other resources and community organizations at the event include:
- Gleaners Food Bank will offer free boxes of food (while supplies last).
- The Detroit VA Healthcare System will administer first, second and booster doses of COVID-19 vaccine.
- Oakland County Veterans' Services will provide veterans benefits information and claims assistance.
- Oakland County Housing & Neighborhood Development Division will help residents with housing counseling and more.
- Oakland Community Health Network will address behavioral health issues and concerns, including health screenings.
- Oakland County Michigan Works! will make available career planning assistance, training programs, job search resources, and employment specialists for veterans and their families.
"We launched the Veterans Resource Fairs last year in response to calls from veterans seeking help with food assistance and other needs that were exacerbated during the pandemic," said Garth Wootten, manager of Oakland County Veterans' Services. "Veteran participation was strong then and, while we seem to be turning the tide in regard to the pandemic, the need to continue providing assistance is still there today."
Veterans, active-duty military, national guard, and reserves are welcome to attend with their families. The event is free, but registration is required at AdvantageOakland.Eventbrite.com. For more information, contact Tyrone Jordan at