Illinois

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

Due to lengthy wait lists, applications are not being accepted in the following counties: Cook, Coles, LaSalle, Livingston, Madison, McLean, St. Clair

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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APPLY

Chicago Area: Click here to download and print an application

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

Contact

Inside Chicago Area
Michelle Jaeger, DDS Coordinator
847.498.0385
847.498.0394 (fax)
mjaeger@DentalLifeline.org

Dental Lifeline Network • Illinois
P.O. Box 211
Northbrook, IL 60065

Outside of Chicago Area
Lisa Williamson, DDS Coordinator
309.691.5938
309.999.4503 (fax)
lwilliamson@DentalLifeline.org

Dental Lifeline Network • Illinois
P.O. Box 10342
Peoria, IL 61602

All applications must be submitted through the DDS Coordinator

Donated Dental Services (DDS)

781

Volunteer Dentists in Illinois

237

Volunteer Laboratories in Illinois

$16.6M

in Donated Treatment to Patients in Illinois

6,059

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
    President
  • Paul Landman, DDS
    Vice President
  • Michael Westberg
    Treasurer
  • Joanne Oppenheim, DDS
    Secretary
  • Susan Bishop, DMD
    Immediate Past President
  • Jeffrey Chandler, DDS
  • Marilyn Craig, RDH
  • Mary J. Hayes, DDS
  • Mike Higgins, DDS
  • Kevin M. King, DDS
  • Harry Melnick, DDS
  • Rex Plamann
  • Rebecca J.Testa, DDS, MS

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