Illinois dentists offering veterans free dental care

U.S. Air Force Capt. Sarah Curry, 20th Dental Squadron general dentist, repairs a filling for Col. Teresa Bisnett, 9th Air Force command surgeon, at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Maldonado)

CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois dentists are offering veterans free dental care during the Veterans Day holiday.

The Illinois State Dental Society is sponsoring "Illinois Dentists Salute!" with support from the Chicago Dental Society and Illinois dentists.

They will offer military veterans free exams, cleanings, restorations, extractions and other dental care in hundreds of offices across the state on Nov. 10 and 11.

Veterans must register online at by 8 p.m. Nov. 1.

Appointments will be made on one of the two days based on the veteran's schedule.