North Carolina


“Dr. Holt was awesome – he took his time and wanted everything to be perfect. Mom can smile now and eats a lot more. She’s much happier. She wouldn’t go places because she didn’t have any teeth, but now you can’t keep her in the house. It was a big life changer for her.”  –Jessica, daughter of Dorothy (above left), a North Carolina DDS patient

View the 2014-2015 North Carolina DDS Annual Report

Donated Dental Services (DDS)

  • 351 volunteer dentists
  • 123 volunteer laboratories
  • $3.7 million in donated treatment to 793 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
877.650.9001 or
573.635.0764 (fax)

Dental Lifeline Network • North Carolina
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


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.