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WKCTC Offering Veterans Free Dental Cleanings

West Kentucky Community and Technical College is saluting veterans this month with various campus activities and a special opportunity for a brighter smile!

The WKCTC dental assisting/hygiene department is offering free dental cleanings for veterans between now and April 1, 2015. Veterans families will also receive a 25% discount on dental cleanings. Cleanings are $45 for adults and $35 for senior citizens and children 12 and under. A military ID is required.

Our military men, women and their families provide selfless service to our country. Offering them dental services is our small way of saying how much we appreciate their sacrifices as well as providing dental services that may be needed, said Jennifer Miller, WKCTC dental assisting program coordinator.

WKCTC is also offering various campus activities to salute veterans during the month of November. Students, faculty and staff from the colleges Office of Veterans Services will be participating in the 2014 Veterans Day Parade.

Code Talkers: Native American Languages Used in the World Wars, which is open and free to the public, will be held November 12 from 11 a.m. noon in WKCTCs Matheson Library.

The event will focus on how hundreds of American Indian soldiers, who became known as Code Talkers, used their traditional tribal languages as secret communication codes to battle the enemy during WWI and WWII. The unbreakable code was one of the key reasons for the success of the United States during World War II.

To make an appointment for dental cleanings, contact Robert Sirls, WKCTC dental assisting/hygiene program administrative assistant, at (270) 534-3437, rsirls0003@kctcs.edu. For more information about the code talkers presentation, contact Kristen Amaya, WKCTC veterans services coordinator, (270) 534-3861, kristen.amaya@kctcs.edu.