Minnesota

Jennifer Kelsey, MN

“Thank you so much for the dental work I could not have gotten for myself. I no longer get headaches and pain from my old, crooked bite. What a wonderful thing to happen.” –Jennifer (above),
a Minnesota DDS patient

View the 2011-2012 Minnesota DDS Annual Report


Donated Dental Services (DDS)

  • 457 volunteer dentists
  • 135 volunteer laboratories
  • $6.5 million in donated treatment to 1,385 patients since 2003

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

Eligibility
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 in the following counties:

Anoka  
Dakota  
Ramsey  


For More Information, Contact:

Sarah Small, DDS Coordinator
651.454.6290 or ssmall@DentalLifeline.org
612.767.4298 (fax)

Dental Lifeline Network • Minnesota
P.O. Box 18655
Minneapolis, MN 55418

All applications must be submitted through a DDS Coordinator

Apply Now

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Success Story

BettyE

Vadnais Heights resident, Betty (center), age 76, has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and was caring for her brother, who was living with her since his release from the hospital. Betty could not afford dental treatment and had lived without teeth since 2012, which made eating nearly impossible. Thomas Turry, DDS, and his staff generously provided Betty with full upper and lower dentures. Twin Cities Laboratories donated the fabrications.