VETSmile Program

The CU School of Dental Medicine (CU SDM) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Center for Care and Payment Innovation (CCPI) have partnered in a new pilot program, VETSmile.

The new program provides dental care at reduced fees to veteran patients and serves as a touchpoint for veterans who do not have a regular dentist.

The new partnership between CU SDM and the VA was set up in 2022. Both the school and the VA are located on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado.

The CU SDM VETSmile Program is a low-cost dental care provider that serves veterans who do not have dental benefits in the VA. The school has several levels of providers, including faculty providers, dental students, and graduate dentists undergoing additional training in general dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, and periodontics. Experienced faculty dentists supervise all providers undergoing training.

Prior to the VETSmile Program, there was the CU Dental Heroes Clinic/Program, which helped more than 1,500 veterans and provided more than 25,000 treatments. It exceeded its funding goals.

Veterans enrolled in the VETSmile pilot program are eligible to receive discounted dental services at the CU School of Dental Medicine.

They also must meet these criteria:

  • Enrolled in the VA health care system
  • Not eligible to receive dental services through the VA

Please bring the notification email or letter you received from the VA with your VETSmile registration code to your screening appointment.

Contact Us

13065 E. 17th Avenue, 3rd Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
Fax: (303) 724-6939


Clinic Hours:

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Hours Subject to Change. Appointment times vary by semester, please contact the clinic for more information.

(Closed on all federal and state holidays)

After Hours Emergencies:

24-hour emergency care is available for CU Dental patients. For emergencies, please call the University of Colorado Hospital operator at (720) 848-0000 to connect with the general practice resident on call.

Let us help you navigate your dental care journey.

We encourage our patients to provide feedback about their experiences at the School of Dental Medicine. In the event you have a concern, complaint, or question about your dental experience, please contact our Patient Liaison at or (303) 724-7040.