Donna, 67, lives in Casper with her dog—Buddy. She suffers from several serious health problems including surviving two strokes that left her with short-term memory loss and balance issues. In addition, she has diabetes, arthritis, and has had stents placed in her heart. Donna also had significant dental problems but was unable to afford treatment.
Formerly employed at a department store, Donna was unable to continue working after her first stroke. Since then, she has survived on a small Social Security Disability benefit that barely covers her living expenses. She struggles to make ends meet and dental treatment seemed far beyond her reach.
How DDS Helped
Fortunately, Donna applied to the Donated Dental Services (DDS) program and was linked with two generous volunteers.
- Dr. Michael Keim, DLN • WY Leadership Council member, extracted 15 teeth, provided veneers for three teeth, and donated a full upper denture and partial lower denture.
- Leprechaun Laboratory fabricated a full upper denture and partial lower denture at no cost.