A new collaborative partner, Guardian, will help Dental Lifeline Network build up its flagship program Donated Dental Services (DDS) throughout the state of Washington. There are more than 147 Washingtonians on the waitlist and with the help of a $125,000 grant from Guardian DLN hopes to quickly match them with a volunteer dentist.
Both organizations will work together to build awareness about the DDS program throughout the state in the hopes of recruiting more dentists to serve more patients and to raise more funds to continue to support and grow the program.
“Though the dentists, and many labs, donate their services, funding is still needed to support these volunteers,” said Fred Leviton, CEO. “Thanks to Guardian’s contribution we’ll be able to do so and bring services to people with special needs who have no other way to get treatment.”
DLN • Washington launched DDS in the Seattle area with the support of the Seattle-King County Dental Society (SKCDS) in 2000. Since then, 1,107 people have received approximately $6,550,000 in dental care that they could not have afforded themselves.
“Our goal as one of the leading commercial and government dental insurance providers is to provide the most vulnerable communities with access to quality dental services,” said Chris Swanker, CEO, Avēsis, a Guardian Company. “We are proud to partner with Dental Lifeline Network to help Washingtonians receive the life-changing dental work needed by so many.”
To learn more about the new partnership between DLN and Guardian, please read our full press release.