Donated Dental Services (DDS)

Patient Success Story: Generous Volunteers Restore Illinois Veteran’s Dental Health

Roger is a 52-year-old veteran living in Herrin, Illinois. He served in the Navy as a paralegal in Japan for seven years, and then returned home to raise his son and work. He has a series of health issues including heart trouble, mobility issues and Meniere disease, an ear disorder...
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DLN Success Story – Illinois Man Receives Life Changing Dental Treatment!

Christian, 52, lives alone with his dog Midnight in Vermilion County and suffers from severe pain caused by ankylosing spondylitis—an inflammatory disease that causes some of the small bones in his spine to fuse together. Before his pain became too unbearable, he used to fish and do some woodworking. Christian...
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DLN Success Story – DDS Volunteer Restores Tennessee Man’s Smile

Eric is 43, legally blind and was born with a large oblique facial palate that extends through his nose and eye. Despite having undergone more than 20 reconstructive surgeries, he still lives with chronic pain. In addition to his overall health, his oral health was in desperate need of attention....
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Indiana DDS Highlights

Dental Lifeline Network is grateful for the Indiana Dental Association’s partnership in developing a Donated Dental Services (DDS) program in 1991 to help people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile and had no other access to dental care. During this difficult time of uncertainty, we are especially...
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Lifeline in Action – Cancer Survivor Gets a Reason To Smile!

Dr. Jacob Peters loves to improve smiles. Through continued education and a passion for the work he does, he consistently goes above and beyond in doing so. Dr. Peters has been improving the smiles of patients in his community for 11 years now. He also donates his time and talents...
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Lifeline in Action – Hawaii Patient Gets a New Smile!

Dr. Michael Miyamoto has gone above and beyond in the field of dentistry in his 30 years of practicing. He holds excellence as the standard for his patients, and that is reflected in his many esteemed honors and awards, including being voted the Best Dentist in Hawaii five times. Dr....
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DLN Success Story – Iowa Leadership Council Chair Helps Patient Regain Her Smile!

Ann, 67, lives on her own in Coralville with her two rescue dogs. She enjoys spending time with her three children and six grandchildren. Until four years ago, Ann was working as a registered nurse and was a self-proclaimed “go-getter” but now, she is just trying to get her strength...
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Lifeline in Action – Montana Board Member Helps Patient Get a New Smile!

For the last 16 years, Dr. Christopher Hirt has been providing Billings residents with top-notch dental care. He is an active member of the Montana Dental Association, and has been awarded multiple Fellowships. In addition, Dr. Hirt serves as a Donated Dental Services (DDS) volunteer, where he volunteers his time...
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