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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 – 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 – 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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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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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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