Annual Report

2016-2017

Annual Report

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Together we are changing lives.

Our Mission

We are a national charitable organization working to improve the oral health of people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile and have no other way to get help. We accomplish our mission by developing and coordinating collaborative relationships that provide essential resources for direct-service programs, especially charitable care.

12,600 lives

changed!

Dental Lifeline Network (DLN) Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Impact

Changing more lives.

This past year we launched our Will You See One campaign with
the powerful message that our volunteer dentists have the capacity
to not only provide donated dental care but to change lives within
their community—often in a life-saving way.

We focused on three areas in 2016/2017 all aimed at changing
lives and serving more people:

  • Expanding our programs through new partnerships such as
    Seattle Study Club®, dental schools, and more
  • Increasing awareness of our programs to new audiences
  • Continuing to advocate for the integration of dental care with
    healthcare

Through these efforts, and your support, we are working together
to make a difference in the lives of those we serve and more
importantly to the countless people with special needs that need
our help. Thank you for all you do, our volunteer dentists and labs,
dental industry, supporters, other partners and donors.

Frank A. Maggio, DDS


Chairman

“We are working together to make a difference.”

-Frank A. Maggio, DDS – Chairman

Expanding Programs

Over the past year we worked to improve efficiencies in program delivery and increase patient care to expand services to our country’s most vulnerable people. We expanded our partnerships with dental schools and veteran’s programs and increased online engagement of patients and volunteers.

“It has made a big impact.
I didn’t smile for a long time
and I missed it. It was time
to get it back.”

– Traye, cancer survivor, DDS patient

DDS Patient spotlight .

Cancer survivor Traye lives in North Carolina. Years of chemotherapy and radiation affected his overall oral health. Eating had become a painstaking task and he needed to address his dental care in order to take in the nutrition necessary to push through yet another battle with cancer. Donated Dental Services (DDS) program and a team of volunteer’s came to Traye’s rescue and he was able to continue with his treatments and is now in remission.

Traye's Full Story

Donated Dental Services (DDS)

Provides comprehensive dental treatment to our country’s most
vulnerable people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile

9,202 individuals were served

7,103 individuals received

$24,637,025 in donated treatment

$2,064,636 contributed in fabrications by laboratories

 

Dental HouseCalls

Portable dentist office delivering comprehensive care to people that
cannot easily travel to dentist’s offices in Colorado, Illinois and New
Jersey

2,434 patients served

Donated Orthodontic Services (DOS)

Enables low-income children to receive orthodontic treatment.

577 volunteer orthodontics

29 volunteer laboratories

218 low-income children served

204 of these children received

$582,562 in dental treatment

Campaign of concern .

Provided in–service training to 668 parents, clients and Colorado
case managers or residential staff who serve people with
intellectual and developmental disabilities. Campaign of Concern
only operates in Colorado.

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Our Volunteers

Our volunteer recruitment efforts are multi-faceted including peer-to-peer recruitment, state specific newsletters and e-blasts, staff recruitment through meeting presentations, individual asks and partnerships with other national organizations.

The launch of the new Will You See One campaign provided additional tools to support our ongoing efforts to recruit more dentists to help us serve more people.

14,494

Donated Dental Services (DDS) Volunteer Dentists

3,546

Volunteer Laboratories

320

Board and State Council Member Volunteers

Volunteer spotlight .

For Dr. Sarah Thompson, volunteering with DDS is more than just a good deed—it’s an opportunity to make work more meaningful. During the past 9 years, Dr. Thompson and her staff have treated multiple DDS patients in Illinois, including many whose dental health was adversely affected by other health conditions. Dr. Thompson advocates for her patients by encouraging labs across the state to donate their services. She truly values the DDS program because she understands the need for dental services for vulnerable populations is so widespread. She enjoys the ease of volunteering, appreciates the pre-screened individuals, and helping those who are in significant need of support and are always so appreciative. “Sometimes we are getting more out it than them. It makes it feel worthwhile.”

More on Dr. Thompson

“DLN gives me an opportunity to give back—it makes our work not just work. It brings heart and soul and it makes the workday so much more meaningful.”

– Dr. Sarah Thompson, DDS Volunteer – Illinois

Diversifying Revenue

Our volunteer recruitment efforts are multi-faceted including peer-topeer recruitment, state specific newsletters and e-blasts, staff recruitment through meeting presentations, individual asks and partnerships with other national organizations.
The launch of the new Will You See One campaign provided additional tools to support our ongoing efforts to recruit more dentists to help us serve more people.

 

 

 

$960,562
Government Funding
$1,500,000
DentaCheques Revenue
$5,300,000
Funding Support
(Private Grants & Individual Donations)

FY 2016-2017 Financials

Total Support
& Revenue

79%

Contributed Services

7%

Philanthropy

6.24%

DentaCheques Revenue

4%

Government

4%

Investment & Other Income

Total Expenses & Value
of Donated Treatment

80%

Contributed Services

8%

Donated Dental Services

5%

Mgmt & General

3%

Dental Housecalls

3%

Fund-raising, DentaCheques

1%

Program Development

Support
Services

91%

Program Services

5%

Mgmt & General

3%

Fund-raising, DentaCheques

1%

Program Development

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