Due to the impact of COVID-19, there is a great need for donated comprehensive dental care with more than 8,000 individuals currently on the wait list for the Donated Dental Services (DDS) program. Additional volunteer dentists and labs are needed to care for those patients.
One of the ways DLN is working to recruit more volunteers is through its relaunched Will You See ONE? campaign—a large-scale recruitment effort to help us expand our network.
The new campaign features Dr. Mandy Miller a current DDS volunteer and Indiana DDS Board member. Over the past 10 years she served eight patients and donated more than $51,000 in donated dental treatment!
In a new radio Public Service Announcement and print ads, Dr. Miller encourages other dentists to volunteer with the program: “Volunteering is easy. DLN screens those in need and coordinates the initial appointment. Patients are treated right in my office, on my schedule,” Dr. Miller says in the PSA. “Trust me, this is a win/win: If you’re like me and want to help people, and make a difference — DLN makes it possible.”
Radio stations across the US have generously donated air time to aid in the effort of recruiting more dentists to the program. In addition, to the radio and print ads our recruitment brochures were refreshed with a new look, updated statistics and reflect diversity. Scroll down to listen to the PSAs and see the new campaign.
You Can Help Too
- Stopped seeing patients during COVID-19? Please consider seeing ONE patient this year.
- Already Volunteering? Ask your colleagues to volunteer. Volunteer dentists across the United States are needed, but especially in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, and Wyoming.
- Help Spread the Word. Marketing materials can be found here, please let us know if you have an opportunity to have them placed in your communities.
To learn more about the campaign, click here. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook! Volunteer today: https://dentallifeline.org/our-volunteers/volunteer-now/