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DLN Reaches $500 Million In Donated Dental Treatment

  For 35 years DLN  has partnered with volunteer dentists and laboratories across the country to connect people with special needs to comprehensive dentistry. We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve reached a significant milestone: $500 Million in donated dental treatment.  That’s half a billion dollars that helped 165,000 individuals gain...
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Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer labs play an important role in helping people with special needs served by the Donated Dental Services (DDS) program. Currently, more than 3,000 volunteer labs donate much needed fabrications including dentures, crowns or bridges.  June was Dental Technician and Certified Dental Technician (CDT) Appreciation Month and we too would...
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DLN Success Story – Stroke and Heart Attack Survivor Gets Much Needed Dental Care!

Marie, 49, lives with her boyfriend Charles in Kansas City. In her spare time, she enjoys crocheting and spending time with her grandchildren. Many years ago, Marie survived two strokes and one mild heart attack. She also has had several health challenges including osteopenia (low bone density), high blood pressure,...
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DLN Success Story – Developmentally Disabled Patient Gets a New Smile!

Frank, 62, lives in northeastern CO with his partner and caregiver Linda. He has had an intellectual disability since birth. Frank and Linda both participate in Special Olympics, enjoy bowling and participate in other team sports. While he is generally in good overall health, Frank’s oral health needed some attention....
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DLN Success Story – Patient with Disabilities Gets a New Smile!

Danny is a 66-year-old man who lives in Gallatin County near his sister and niece with whom he enjoys spending his free time. Danny has Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, pre-diabetes and mental health challenges including PTSD. In addition to these health challenges, his dental health was also deteriorating. Danny had only...
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DLN Success Story – Patient with Disabilities Gets Much Needed Dental Care!

Tina is a 53-year-old woman who lives in north Denver. She enjoys reading, sewing, painting and making jewelry in her free time. In 1996, she was diagnosed with Meniere’s disease that has led to severe vertigo, as well as balance and hearing issues. She has asthma, osteoarthritis and experiences neuropathy...
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