Colorado

Donated Dental Services (DDS)

Services

• DDS volunteers provide comprehensive treatment to eligible patients
• Volunteers do not provide emergency services

Eligibility

Applicants must lack adequate income to pay for dental care and:

• Have a permanent disability, or
• Are elderly: age 65 or older, or
• Qualify as medically fragile

Apply For Help


APPLY

Click here to download and print an application

Contact:

Inside Denver Metro Area

Kevin McGrellis, DDS Coordinator
303.534.3931
303.534.5290 (fax)
kmcgrellis@DentalLifeline.org

Outside of Denver Metro Area

Tyler Miller, DDS Coordinator
303.534.3863
303.534.5290 (fax)
tmiller@DentalLifeline.org

Dental Lifeline Network • Colorado

1800 15th Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80202

To request an application please call the toll free number: 888.235.5826

Colorado Campaign of Concern

Colorado Campaign of Concern

•Colorado Campaign of Concern (COC) Program provides oral hygiene training for individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities or their caregivers, family, or support staff
•Individuals with a developmental or intellectual disability will be taught the proper techniques and materials needed to ensure a healthy mouth while caregivers, family, or support staff will be educated on the signs, symptoms and treatment of oral health diseases, good oral hygiene habits, and adaptive tools and techniques
• COC also helps to match clients who need dental care with a dentist who can provide the services

Coordinator Contact Information

If you are interested in educational resources for your agency, please contact:

Stacy Varouh, MSW
303.407.1108 or svarouh@DentalLifeline.org

Dental Lifeline Network • Colorado
1800 15th Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80202

Dental House Calls

Dental HouseCalls

Dental HouseCalls brings care to people who cannot easily travel to dentist’s offices, including:

• Residents of nursing homes
• Homebound individuals
• People with developmental disabilities attending day programs or living in residential centers

A fully equipped, portable dental office is transported in a van and set up at bedside or in a facility, enabling dentists to provide treatment. Most of the people have very little income and, without this service, would go without care.

The program is staffed by a full-time Coordinator who drives the van, sets up and dismantles the equipment, helps the dentists at chair side and schedules the dentists, facility visits and patients.

Fiscal Year 2013-2014

Total Patients Served: 851*
Patient Visits: 1130
Value of Services: $607,771
Participating Dentists: 6
*Includes 838 patients in 19 facilities and 13
homebound patients

Coordinator Contact Information

Rick Sullivan at 720.287.6197 or
rsullivan@DentalLifeline.org

Dental Lifeline Network • Colorado
1800 15th Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80202

Donated Dental Services (DDS)

774

Volunteer Dentists in Colorado

188

Volunteer Laboratories in Colorado

$33M

in Donated Treatment to Patients in Colorado

12,473

Patients treated in Colorado since 1985

Volunteers Needed

Please volunteer! We need general dentists, specialists and labs willing to donate their skills and time, and the funding to make more treatment possible. More Information

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Board of Directors

  • Steven R. Nelson, DDS, MS
    President
  • Jeffrey T. Lodl, DDS
    Vice President
  • Mark Thompson
    Secretary/Treasurer
  • Teresa Abbott
  • Jamie Alvarez
  • Elliott Carson
  • Shawn Copeland
  • Matt Dunn, DDS
  • Greg Hill, JD
  • Adam Hughes
  • Katherine Johnson, DDS
  • Bob Jordan, CDT
  • Brian R. Kelly, DDS
  • Feather Moon
  • Jeffrey A. Thompson
  • Eric Van Zytveld, DDS
  • Stephen A. Weinstein, Esq.
  • Terrance Wolbaum, DDS

“Mark has an extremely positive attitude towards life and his conditions. He has been very realistic about the treatment that has been provided for him. It is always rewarding to treat someone who appreciates your time and energy like Mark does.”

–Dr. Todd Pickle, Colorado DDS volunteer prosthodontist