Success Stories

Lifeline In Action – Montana Veteran Gets a New Smile

For today’s Lifeline In Action, we’re focused on Dr. Stephen Spencer! Dr. Spencer has been serving the Montana community for over 25 years. He’s no stranger to going above and beyond in his profession, as is evident by his affiliation with a number of professional organizations, such as the Montana...
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DLN Success Story – DDS Volunteers Help Alabama Veteran With Much Needed Dental Care

Harold, 61, is an Air Force veteran living with his wife and son in Gadsden. He suffers from several health issues including heart disease and diabetes. After his military service, Harold had a 24 year career in the auto service and steel industries before his declining health left him unable...
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Lifeline In Action – Pennsylvania DDS Volunteer Helps Woman Restore Oral Health

Today’s Lifeline In Action spotlight is on Dr. Arnold Pfannenstiel! Dr. Pfannenstiel has been practicing dentistry for almost 40 years, and has been a volunteer for Pennsylvania’s Donated Dental Services (DDS) program since 2003. His compassion and dedication to the Bucks County community has helped restore the smiles of many...
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DLN Success Story – Marine Corps Veteran from Alaska gets a new smile!

Frederick, 79, lives with his wife in Anchorage and is a Marine Corps veteran. He worked as an industrial commercial plumber and took on various odd jobs throughout his career to make ends meet. Frederick has had several health challenges including being diagnosed with diabetes and heart disease, and his...
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DLN Success Story – Georgia Leadership Council Member Helps Georgia Woman Restore Her Smile

Stella, 82, lives in Jones County with her son and daughter-in-law and their dogs including her own dog – Spunky. While Stella is in generally good overall health, her oral health was in need of attention. Stella had not seen a dentist for several years and was missing many teeth....
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New York Veterans to Receive Increased Services Through New Partnership

DLN has partnered with The New York City Department of Veterans’ Services (NYC-VS) to launch the Stars and Smiles program, a pilot initiative to help New York veterans receive much-needed dental care. NYC-VS was awarded a grant from the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, and the funds raised...
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DLN Success Story – Injured Veteran Finds Dental Help With DDS Volunteer

Sidney, 73, lives alone in Washington County. He served 2 years active duty and 8 years in the reserves for the US Navy. While in the Navy he trained in electronics and used those skills for a 14 year career in the IT industry. Unfortunately, Sidney injured his back and...
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DLN Success Story – DDS Volunteers Help Mississippi Woman Eat and Smile Again

Lillie, 75, is a widow who lives independently in Rankin County. Until she and her husband retired, they worked delivering newspapers together. She enjoys spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Lillie likes working in her flower garden when she is able, going to church and being an...
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