Donated Dental Services (DDS) in Hawaii

Information for applicants

Applicants must have no means to afford dental care and must meet ONE of the following criteria: 

  • Over 65 years of age
  • Permanently disabled
  • Need medically necessary dental care

What to expect? 

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

Due to lengthy waitlists, new applications are NOT being accepted from the following islands. If your island is listed, we cannot accept your application at this time.

  • Kauai
  • Maui

On the Big Island we are ONLY accepting applications in the following cities. If your city is not listed, we cannot accept your application at this time.

  • Honokaa
  • Kailua-Kona
  • Kealakekua
  • Waimea (or Kamuela)

If you have documentation from a physician stating that you cannot receive essential medical treatment due to your dental condition you can apply for the program even if your county is closed.

If you have been diagnosed with a developmental disability, you may still apply even if your island or city is closed.

Applicants see if you qualify!​

Hawaii Program Contact

Margaret Petrick, DDS Coordinator

406.443.1546 (fax)

Dental Lifeline Network • Hawaii

1800 15th Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80202

About the DDS Hawaii Program


Volunteer Dentists in Hawaii


Volunteer Laboratories in Hawaii


in Donated Treatment to Patients in Hawaii


Patients treated in Hawaii since 2002

Hawaii Donated Dental Services (DDS) State Annual Report

Board of Directors

Rohinton J. Patel, DMD


Andrew W. L. Tseu, DDS

Vice President

Kerry Ishihara, DDS 


Melvin Choy, DDS

Past President

Andrew Choy, DDS

Austin Choy, DDS

Mitchell Chun, DMD

Carey Lee

Amanda Lien

Nolan Pacrem

Holly Shea

Stephen Shoultz, DDS

Drenton Wong


“Dr. Mike is the Michaelangelo of teeth! I loved everyone in his office. They are beautiful people with amazing hearts.”

– Deborah (right), a Hawaii DLN patient

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