North Carolina

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While we worked with Jan, she was working on a charitable project herself – giving back to people who needed her help. I’m happy to participate in DDS and our staff enjoys it.”
–Dr. Jeffrey Kennedy (above left), a North Carolina DDS volunteer

View the 2013-2014 North Carolina DDS Annual Report

Donated Dental Services (DDS)

  • 358 volunteer dentists
  • 106 volunteer laboratories
  • $3.2 million in donated treatment to 725 patients since 2009

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 lists, applications are not being accepted.

For More Information, Contact:

Teena Paris, DDS Coordinator
919.677.9001 or
573.635.0764 (fax)

Dental Lifeline Network • North Carolina
1800 15th St. Suite 100
Denver, CO 80202

All applications must be submitted through a DDS Coordinator

Apply Now

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Success Story


Kannopolis resident, Curtis (left), age 63, was permanently disabled from a car accident and diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma, ending his career in sales. He could not afford the dental treatment he needed. Dr. Melvin Crawford (right), DDS, generously donated extensive care, including 12 crowns, nine extractions, two endodontic treatments and a partial denture. Prosthodontist Patel Paresh, DDS, donated seven implant placements that were restored by Dr. Crawford. Glidewell Laboratories contributed the 12 crowns and the partial fabrications and Curtis received a toothbrush from Sonicare.