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DrGrabill&Margaret Folcroft resident Margaret, age 84, has multiple health problems and suffered with ill-fitting dentures. Laurene Grabill, DMD, donated new dentures and Tri-City Dental Lab contributed the fabrications.


Donated Dental Services (DDS)

  • 731 volunteer dentists
  • 326 volunteer laboratories
  • $10.7 million in donated treatment to 3,730 patients since 1996

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 Donate Now

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
Due to lengthy wait lists, applications are not being accepted in the following counties:


Erie    


For More Information, Contact:

Southeast Pennsylvania
Marsha Thomas, DDS Coordinator
724.568.4343 or mthomas@DentalLifeline.org
724.568.4944 (fax)

Dental Lifeline Network • Southeast Pennsylvania
P.O. Box 357
Vandergrift, PA 15690

Pennsylvania
Tammy Shumaker, DDS Coordinator
717.795.4382 or tshumaker@DentalLifeline.org
717.795.4682 (fax)

Dental Lifeline Network • Pennsylvania
P.O. Box 108
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

All applications must be submitted through a DDS Coordinator

Apply Now – Southeast Pennsylvania

Apply Now – Rest of Pennsylvania

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Success Story

JimGriffin&Dr.Spruill

James (right), age 50, has permanent disabilities and lives in public housing in Carlisle. He had dental problems and, with income below the poverty level, he could not afford treatment. Volunteers Currie & Hecht, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, performed 16 extractions and a bilateral tori removal, and Wlilliam Spruill (left), DDS, donated full upper and lower dentures with fabrications contributed by Thomas Dental Lab.