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, Stephenson, and Whiteside

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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Chicago Area: Click here to download and print an application

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


Inside Chicago Area
Diane Johnson, DDS Coordinator
847.498.0394 (fax)

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

Outside of Chicago Area
Lisa Williamson, DDS Coordinator
309.999.4503 (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

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Board of Directors

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

Harry Melnick, DDS

  • Jeffrey Chandler, DDS
  • Marilyn Craig, RDH
  • Denise Hale, DDS
  • Mike Higgins, DDS
  • Kevin M. King, DDS
  • Jeffrey T. McKendry
  • Rebecca J.Testa, DDS, MS
  • Gregory P. Thomas, DDS, MD
  • Victoria A. Ursitti, DMD

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