Dental Lifeline Network • Alaska awarded Dr. Charles Michael, Dr. Frederick Reinbold, and Castable Ceramics for their outstanding volunteer service in the Donated Dental Services (DDS) program. Dr. Heather Willis, DLN • Alaska leadership council chair, presented the awards to each winner.
The Alaska DDS program is part of a national network of over 15,000 volunteer dentists and 3,500 volunteer dental labs to provide donated, comprehensive dental treatment to people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile and have no other way to pay for much needed dental treatment.
With support from the Alaska Dental Society and financial assistance from the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, 97 volunteer dentists and 23 volunteer dental labs in Alaska have provided $3 million in care to more than 670 vulnerable people in since 1994.
2018 Alaska Volunteer Awards
Outstanding General Dentist: Dr. Charles Michael
Dr. Michael is a general dentist in Anchorage who has been a DDS volunteer since 1995. He has treated 15 patients, providing over $77,000 in donated care.
Outstanding Specialist: Dr. Frederick Reinbold
A DDS volunteer since 2007, oral surgeon Dr. Reinbold has donated over $113,000 in treatment and has helped 18 patients in his Anchorage office.
Outstanding Lab: Castable Ceramics
Castable Ceramics, owned by Sean Siegel, has helped more than 70 people by providing over $57,000 in donated fabrications since 2002.
Volunteering with DLN
Together, 97 volunteer dentists and 23 volunteer dental labs have provided over $3 million in donated treatment to more than 670 vulnerable people in Alaska since 1994. Patients include people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile, and have no other way to pay for much needed dental treatment.
Dentists and laboratories can volunteer for the Alaska DDS program by contacting Program Coordinator Sue Lear at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-241-4222.
Learn more about volunteering and other ways to help.