August 29, 2016
Dentist Thanks Veterans With Free Dental Care
Dr. Ryan Molis might seem like a hero to the veterans whose teeth he has fixed for free. But Molis readily admits that his reasons for doing the work aren’t entirely philanthropic.
“It’s a little selfish, but I like the way it makes me feel to help them,” said Molis, who has practiced dentistry for 16 years.
Several years ago Molis met a veteran who needed new dentures. But the Veterans Administration had a nine-month wait. That wait was cut short when Molis finished the work in just three weeks, and at no charge.
Since then Molis has provided free dental work for five veterans, as well as others in need of care but unable to pay. He recalls an 84-year-old patient whose dentures didn’t fit properly. She was losing weight because of her inability to eat, but she lacked the money to pay for a new set of teeth…
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