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Volunteer Recognition

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 – Pennsylvania Woman Receives Unforgettable Gift from DDS Volunteers

Luanne, 54, lives alone in the Philadelphia area and has multiple health challenges. She donated a kidney in her 30s that led to complications and additional surgeries. Now, Luanne suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, anemia, connective tissue disorder, and celiac disease. In addition to her poor health,...
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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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DLN and Smile Generation Affiliated Dentists Team Up on Smile Generation® Serve Day 2018

In collaboration with Smile Generation-trusted dental office volunteers, DLN was able to help provide patients comprehensive donated dentistry for Smile Generation Serve Day 2018 on August 18. Smile Generation Serve Day is an annual day of service and part of a nationwide campaign of giving that focuses on providing donated dentistry...
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DLN Recognizes Dr. Dan “Hank” Singley for his Outstanding Contributions

Dental Lifeline Network • Mississippi honored Dr. Dan “Hank” Singley at the Mississippi Dental Association Annual Meeting. Dr. Singley is the Co-Chair of the DLN • MS Leadership Council. His Co-Chair, Dr. Sherry Gwin, presented Dr. Singley an award for his spirit of compassion, caring and dedication to the organization....
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2018 Kansas Volunteer Awards

Dental Lifeline Network • Kansas awarded three outstanding Donated Dental Services (DDS) volunteers and one outstanding student in April for their spirit of compassion, caring and their dedication to serving vulnerable individuals. DLN • KS board president Dr. Stephen Zeller presented awards to volunteers including both dentists and labs. 2018 Kansas Volunteer...
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DDS Rhode Island Volunteer Receives Humanitarian Award

Longtime RI volunteer recognized by the RI Dental Association Arrowhead Dental Associates was recently awarded the Rhode Island Dental Association’s Humanitarian Award at the annual President’s Luncheon. Dr. Christine Benoit of Arrowhead, is an active volunteer for Rhode Island Donated Dental Services (DDS) since 1988.  She is currently the secretary/treasurer of the...
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