Donated Dental Services (DDS) in Kansas

Information for applicants

Applicants must have no means to afford dental care and must meet ONE of the following criteria: 

  • Over 65 years of age
  • Permanently disabled
  • Need medically necessary dental care

What to expect? 

  • Volunteers provide comprehensive treatment to eligible patients 
  • Volunteers do not provide emergency services
  • Volunteers do not provide cosmetic treatment

We are NOT accepting applications in the following counties. If your county is listed, we cannot accept your application at this time.

  • Butler
  • Geary
  • Harvey
  • Miami
  • Montgomery
  • Russell
  • Osage
  • Osborne
  • Pawnee
  • Reno
  • Rooks

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.

If you are a veteran who meets the qualifications above, please apply to the program by clicking the button below. Even if your county is closed, you may still apply.

Applicants see if you qualify!​

Applicants see if you qualify!​

Kansas Program Contact

Anita Garbo, DDS Coordinator

785.273.1542 (fax)

Dental Lifeline Network • Kansas

PO Box 4266
Topeka, KS 66604

About the Kansas DDS Program


Volunteer Dentists in Kansas


Volunteer Laboratories in Kansas


in Donated Treatment to Patients in Kansas


Patients treated in Kansas since 1996

Kansas Donated Dental Services (DDS) State Annual Report

Board of Directors

Ted O. Mason, DDS


Kevin Cassidy, DDS

Vice President

C. Scott Hughes


Mark H. Armfield, DDS

Douglas W. Fain, DDS, MD, FACS

Michael P. Harris, DDS

Mark A. Herzog, DDS

Richard McFadden, DDS

Sara E. Meng, DDS

Michael P. Rack, DDS

Kevin J. Robertson

Nevin K. Waters, DDS

Sponsors & Funders

Kansas Dental Association

Taylor S. & Patti Harding Abernathy Charitable Trust – Bank of America N.A. Trustee

The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

Lewis H. Humphreys Charitable Trust – Bank of America N.A. Trustee

Kansas Department of Health and Environment

George Nettleton Foundation

John W. & Effie E. Speas Memorial Trust – Bank of America N.A. Trustee

Jane & Jack Strandberg Charitable Foundation – Bank of America N.A. Trustee

Topeka Community Foundation


“Having dentures means having a brand new smile that I haven’t had in years. I wear them every day. Dr. Ruse and his team are so loving and respectful. I enjoyed going there.”

– Marie, a Kansas DLN patient pictured here with Kansas DLN volunteer, Dr. Jim Ruse

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Phone: 303.534.5360
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