Denver, Colo. – January 20, 2014. Dental Lifeline Network, a national nonprofit humanitarian organization, announces the launch of a new website designed to facilitate access for dentists and dental laboratories interested in volunteering for its flagship Donated Dental Services (DDS) program and for people seeking to apply for donated dental care.
Through the DDS network of more than 15,000 volunteer dentists and 3,600 laboratories nationwide, people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile and cannot afford dental therapies are able to apply for comprehensive treatment. The new website features profiles of state programs, making it easy for prospective volunteers, patients and referral agencies to learn more about the DDS program in their specific state.
Dental Lifeline’s DDS program reached a milestone in 2013 of donated dental treatment totaling more than $250 million to 120,000 people since DDS began in Colorado in 1985. The milestone is due to the overwhelming generosity of DDS volunteers, noted Dental Lifeline president Fred Leviton.
Initial design and templates for the new website were donated by Henry Schein Creative Services, the award-winning internal design department at Henry Schein, Inc.
“We are extremely indebted to Henry Schein for their support,” Leviton said. “In many states, our ability to make dental treatment accessible to more people in desperate need depends on the expansion of our volunteer base. We believe our new website will help potential volunteer dentists and labs learn more about how easy it is to donate their services through DDS.”
The website highlights patient stories and recognizes the support of strategic partners, funders, supporters and medical specialty organizations that have endorsed Dental Lifeline’s mission. To learn more, visit www.DentalLifeline.org.
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