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“Mary was struggling to pay for new dentures. She wanted to be able to eat. I could tell that dentures would make a big change in her life. I gave her the dentures just before Christmas. Mary asked if there was something she could give me and I said, ‘Your smile is enough.’ There is a lot of joy with the DDS program.” –Dr. Alfredo Montes (above left), a DDS volunteer

View the 2014-2015 Minnesota DDS Annual Report

Donated Dental Services (DDS)

  • 441 volunteer dentists
  • 117 volunteer laboratories
  • $8.3 million in donated treatment to 1,680 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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• 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

All counties are OPEN

For More Information, Contact:

Kathryn McGee, DDS Coordinator
651.454.6290 or kmcgee@DentalLifeline.org
612.767.4298 (fax)

Dental Lifeline Network • Minnesota
P.O. Box 581925
Minneapolis, MN 55458

All applications must be submitted through a DDS Coordinator

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Success Story


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.