Did you know that Donated Dental Services (DDS) helps veterans obtain dental care they need so desperately but can’t afford? In the fiscal year 2014-2015 DDS served 418 veterans which equated to $1.7 million in services. Read about Raymond, just one of many veterans DDS has served:
Raymond is a U.S. Army veteran he lives alone and relies on Social Security and odd jobs for income. In 2008, Raymond’s Veteran Administration benefits covered the extraction of all of his teeth, but dentures were not included and Raymond could not afford them.
DDS volunteer Dr. Daniel Morrison (right) donated full upper and lower dentures in order to restore Raymond’s oral health and smile.
We have numerous stories like Raymond’s. Stories of people whose Medicare or VA benefits don’t cover dental care. The need is great, and we need your help. You can help us serve more people, more veterans, by making a donation to Donated Dental Services (DDS) today.
If you are a veteran in need of dental care, and meet other qualifying guidelines, you may qualify for Donated Dental Services (DDS). Find out if you qualify for free care in your state.
About Donated Dental Services (DDS): Donated Dental Services (DDS) is the flagship program of Dental Lifeline Network. Through a network of 15,000 volunteer dentists and 3,600 laboratories, free dental care is provided to people with permanent disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile.