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Success Stories

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 – 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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DLN – Success Story: Woman Receives Life Changing Dental Care in Indiana

Susan, 73, is a vibrant woman who lives in Allen County and is active in her community. She was a licensed practicing nurse (LPN) for more than three decades, primarily working with the geriatric population in nursing homes. Years of maneuvering patients left her with multiple orthopedic injuries that required...
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DLN Success Story – Woman with Disability Receives a New Smile in Vermont

Sarah, 44, lives alone in Chittenden County and suffers from degenerative disc disease and osteoarthritis of the spine, which has caused her severe back pain and left her with a disability. Formerly a fast food restaurant manager, she wasn’t able to continue working due to her disability. In addition to...
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DLN Success Story – DDS Helps Oregon Resident With Much Needed Dental Care

Phillip, 65, lives alone outside of Portland. He suffers from several health challenges including rheumatoid arthritis, COPD, diverticulitis, and mental health issues. In addition, his dental health had deteriorated and he was missing several teeth and those remaining were loose, broken, and often infected. His lower partial denture was broken...
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DLN Success Story – DDS Helps Washington Resident With Much Needed Dental Care

Kimberly, 46, lives with her father and stepmother, who is her full time caregiver, in King County. She suffers from several mental and physical health challenges including impaired cognition and short-term memory loss. In addition to her health challenges, Kimberly’s dental health had deteriorated and she had several decayed and...
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DLN Success Story – DDS Volunteers Help Georgia Woman Smile and Eat Again

Bertha, 72, lives alone in Glynn County. She suffers from crippling rheumatoid arthritis, and her hands are most affected. Although she loves taking walks with her dog, her health has made it much more difficult. Because of the pain in her hands, Bertha’s appetite had decreased and she was losing...
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