Dr. Melodie Jones with Ethel_web

“My pain is gone and I have no problems with my mouth now. It changed my eating and I look a whole lot better. Dr. Jones is a wonderful dentist.” –Ethel (above right), an Alabama DDS patient

View the 2013-2014 Alabama DDS Annual Report

Donated Dental Services (DDS)

  • 254 volunteer dentists
  • 85 volunteer laboratories
  • $4.6 million in donated treatment to 1,867 patients since 1998

Volunteers Needed

Please volunteer! We need general dentists, specialists and labs willing to donate their skills and time, and the funding to make more treatment possible. More Information

Volunteer Now – Dentists and Labs

Donate Now

• DDS volunteers provide comprehensive treatment to eligible patients
• Volunteers do not provide emergency services

Applicants must lack adequate income to pay for dental care and:

• Have a permanent disability, or
• Are elderly: age 65 or older, or
• Qualify as medically fragile

Counties Closed/Open to New Applicants

If you have documentation from a physician stating that you cannot receive essential medical treatment due to your dental condition you can apply for the program even if your county is closed.

Due to lengthy wait lists, applications are NOT being accepted.

For More Information, Contact:

Brenda McCoy, DDS Coordinator
334.834.1114 or
334.834.5498 (fax)

Dental Lifeline Network • Alabama
P.O. Box 571
Montgomery, AL 36101-0571

All applications must be submitted through a DDS Coordinator

Apply Now

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Success Story


Alabaster resident John (right), age 16, suffered painful, chronic headaches. He needed orthodontic care to relieve the stress on muscles and other structures that created his pain. John’s mother has a disability, cares for two other children and could not pay for John’s treatment. Phillip Cox, DDS, donated orthodontic care to a very grateful young man who learned to take good care of his teeth and his new smile.