Judith-&-Dr_web“I hadn’t been to a dentist for years and years, but they really made me feel comfortable. Dr. Patel was very gentle and patient. He is a really great doctor.” –Judith (center), a Hawaii DDS patient 

View the 2014-2015 Hawaii DDS Annual Report

Donated Dental Services (DDS)

  • 100 volunteer dentists
  • 36 volunteer laboratories
  • $1.7 million in donated treatment to 405 patients since 2002

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

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• 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 list, applications are not being accepted in the following area, except for persons with developmental disabilities:

Big Island    

For More Information, Contact:

Margaret Petrick, DDS Coordinator
888.449.9670 or mpetrick@DentalLifeline.org
406.443.1546 (fax)

Dental Lifeline Network • Hawaii
1800 15th Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80202

All applications must be submitted through a DDS Coordinator

Apply Now

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Success Story


Honolulu resident Sariah (right), age 55, suffered from mental illness and posttraumatic stress disorder. With three diseased teeth remaining, she desperately needed new dentures, that she could not afford. Kathleen Kujiraoka, DDS, came to Sariah’s rescue, providing full upper and lower dentures with fabrications donated by Haddonfield Dental Lab.