Donated Dental Services (DDS)


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


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

Due to lengthy wait lists, applications are NOT being accepted in the following counties: Grundy, Kankakee, Kendall, LaSalle, Madison, McLean, Rock Island, St. Clair, Stephenson, Whiteside, and Williamson

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.

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If you are a veteran who meets the qualifications above, please apply to the program by clicking the button below. Even if your county is closed, you may still apply.


Chicago Area: Click here to download and print an application

Outside of Chicago: Click here to download and print an application


Inside Chicago Area
Debbie Bland, DDS Coordinator
847.498.0394 (fax)

Dental Lifeline Network • Illinois
560 W Lake St. #114E
Chicago, IL 60661-1420

Outside of Chicago Area
Lisa Williamson, DDS Coordinator
309.740.0803 (fax)

Dental Lifeline Network • Illinois
P.O. Box 10342
Peoria, IL 61612

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

Donated Dental Services (DDS)


Volunteer Dentists in Illinois


Volunteer Laboratories in Illinois


in Donated Treatment to Patients in Illinois


Patients treated in Illinois since 1990

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

  • Sharon J. Perlman, DDS, MPH
  • Denise Hale, DDS
    Vice President
  • Michael Westberg
  • Joanne Oppenheim, DDS
  • Susan Bishop, DMD
    Immediate Past President

Harry Melnick, DDS

  • Kent Baker
  • Jeffrey Chandler, DDS
  • Marilyn Craig, RDH
  • Jason C. Guerrero, DDS, MS
  • Mike Higgins, DDS
  • Justin Jourdan
  • Paul Landman, DDS
  • James Macrowski, DDS
  • Rex Plamann
  • Phil Schefke, DDS
  • Rebecca J.Testa, DDS, MS
  • Gregory P. Thomas, DDS, MD
  • Victoria A. Ursitti, DMD

Sponsors & Funders

I didn’t have teeth  for about 12 years. I don’t think I would be doing what I am now without DDS. Now I volunteer at shelters and talk to people I was ashamed to talk to before. I just love Dr. Reedy. He changed my entire outlook on life. All I do is smile. .

–Annette, an Illinois DDS patient