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Donated Dental Services (DDS)

DLN Success Story – Wyoming Leadership Council Member Helps Stroke Survivor Receive a New Smile

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...
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DLN Success Story – New Hampshire DDS Volunteer Helps Man Receive Much Needed Dental Care

James, 60, lives in Rockingham County with his wife and enjoys spending time with his five grandchildren. He was a tractor-trailer driver until about seven years ago when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and could no longer drive. Before his diagnosis, he liked to camp, fish and garden and...
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DLN Success Story – Cancer Survivor Receives a New Smile

Robin, 64, lives in Waterbury and loves to read, paint, and write poetry. A few years ago, she won fourth place in an esteemed poetry contest. Robin lives an active lifestyle, walking every day and going to the gym regularly, but her health was further compromised when she was diagnosed...
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DLN Success Story – Mississippi DDS Volunteer Helps Woman Receive Needed Dental Care

Joyce, 72, is a widow who lives in Washington County with her grandson. She recently fell and injured her hip and now uses a cane to get around. In addition she suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and other health challenges and has unaddressed dental problems. She was missing all but two...
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DLN Success Story – Hawaii Man ‘Forever Grateful’ for Work of DDS Volunteer

John, 56, lives alone in Honolulu. In 2014 he survived an aortic aneurysm and shortly thereafter underwent heart bypass surgery. John also suffers from hypertension, mental health issues and chronic back and shoulder pain from a work injury. In addition, John’s oral health was in poor condition. All of his...
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DLN Success Story – Iowa Couple Receives Generous Help from Volunteers

Gary, 70, and Sandy, 68, of Fort Dodge have been married for 20 years. Sadly, both suffer from serious health problems. Gary has survived eight heart attacks over the past few years in addition to having diabetes and kidney failure. Sandy has undergone double bypass heart surgery and has mitral...
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DLN Success Story — Kentucky Patient Receives Gift of Dentures for the Holidays

Susan, 58, lives in Louisville and enjoys cooking, baking, and doing crafts. She has a number of health issues including fibromyalgia, an auto-immune disorder, and mental health issues. She used to work as a medical assistant, however her health issues now prevent her from working. Susan’s medical issues impacted her...
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