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Dr. John Fornetti speaks with a patient during a previous Dentistry For Our Vets event. This year it will take place on Saturday, Nov. 12.

IRON MOUNTAIN — The John Fornetti Dental Center will present Dentistry For Our Vets on Saturday, Nov. 12. Dentistry For Our Vets provides free dental care to area veterans in need.

Dr. John Fornetti, Dr. Dan Fornetti, and Dr. Nicole Hartwig, along with their team of employees, volunteers and sponsors will be hosting their 8th annual Dentistry For Our Vets.

Those over age 18 in need of dental care will be able to choose between one free extraction, filling, or hygiene cleaning. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and patients will be seen on a first come, first serve basis until 1 p.m.

The media is invited to join the volunteers and patients to spread free smiles across Iron Mountain through Dentistry For Our Vets at The John Fornetti Dental Center.

They turn their parking lot into an outdoor waiting room, with a heated waiting area and burn barrels, but please those who attend are asked to remember to bundle up and stay warm.

Ninety-one % of U.S. veterans are ineligible for dental benefits. Dr. John Fornetti of Iron Mountain, thinks as Americans, we can do better. In response, Dr. John started Dentistry For Our Vets. The John Fornetti Dental Center’s 2020 event was able to serve 64 veterans, providing over 166 procedures, and over $17,000 in services donated.

Dentistry For Our Vets will be held at The John Fornetti Dental Center, at 100 S. Stephenson Ave., Iron Mountain.

Anyone interested in volunteering their services for the event can find more information by calling 906-774-0100 or by going to or on Facebook at

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