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Dental-care program gives veterans something to smile about
Sacramento Bee

Two dentists and two Navy dental corpsmen are working on the mouth of John Gardinier, an Army veteran who served in Vietnam and now lives in Tijuana, Mexico, near the clinic where he can get methadone for his drug addiction. “It’s no good to have teeth that are rotten,” Gardinier, 64, had said as he waited to be treated at the dental services area at the 25th annual Stand Down in San Diego for homeless and hard-luck military veterans.