Dental Lifeline Network (DLN) is a national charitable organization whose mission is to improve the oral health of people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile and have no other way to get help. DLN accomplishes its mission by developing and coordinating collaborative relationships that provide essential resources for direct-service programs, especially charitable care.
Through their flagship program, Donated Dental Services (DDS)
, dental care is provided through a national network of 15,000 volunteer dentists and 3,700 volunteer laboratories. Dental Lifeline Network has 60 staff members. Many, located throughout the United States, serve as Program Coordinators who work with these volunteers, linking them with patients in need of care.
Do You Qualify?
DDS operates a program in each state. Please click here to find qualification guidelines and an application for the state where you reside.
Dentists and Dental Labs - Please join us - Volunteer!
Volunteering is easy. As a dentist, you review patient cases in advance, choose to see or decline any patient and determine your own treatment plan. You see patients in your own office, never pay lab costs, and the program requires no extra paperwork from your staff. You treat the patient. DDS does everything else.
As a lab, you donate the appliances our patients so desperately need - including dentures, crowns and bridges. Several companies donate materials for these appliances. When donated materials are available, DDS makes the arrangements.