What is “Smiles For Veterans”?

At Walla Walla Dental Care, we believe there is no greater sacrifice than the one our Veterans have made in service to our country. These brave men and women have risked everything – their careers, their health, and their lives – to serve the greater good and protect our nation.

Each quarter, Walla Walla Dental Care holds a “Smiles for Veterans” day to show our support and appreciation, offering complimentary dental services for veterans in our community.

Complimentary services offered include:

Filling, Cleanings & Simple Extractions

Please check back for upcoming dates!*

If you are a veteran in the area in need of any of the above dental services, come by on *(TBD), first come, first serve, and we will be happy to help you.

**Limit one service per patient. Restricted to our Smiles for Veterans event day only. First come first serve basis.

Dr. Laizure

Dr. Laizure is a veteran of the armed forces and served in both the Army National Guard and US Navy as a Dental Officer. He was selected by three branches of the military to receive an "Armed Forces Health Professionals Scholarship". Dr. Laizure always finds time to donate his time and resources to local charities and service clubs. He is an active member of Lions Club International and a Paul Harris Fellow in Rotary International. He holds quarterly "Smiles for Veteran's" day, which is a free dentistry day dedicated to our veterans. He has been recognized by the US Congress and received a congressional medallion.

Dr. Sam Castillo

Upon graduation from dental school, Dr. Sam enlisted in the United States Navy as a Dental Officer and was stationed at Sand Point Naval Air Station. Three years later, upon completion of his military obligation, Dr. Sam opened his dental practice in the town of Duvall, Washington. Dr. Sam was the first dentist in that small town. I guess you might say that he was a pioneer. The small town needed a good dentist who could provide the care they needed.


As well as our “Smiles For Veterans” days that we hold in our office quarterly, we also proudly participate in the Walla Walla community “Vet’s Stand Down”. We are always here to help Veterans in need any way we can. Here are some testimonials from the 2017 Stand Down.

Smiles For Veterans Pictures