$5,000 grant from North Carolina Dental Society expands dental care for elderly, disabled in state

DENVER, Colo. — The N.C. Dental Society Foundation is helping a national dental program fulfill its mission of providing dental care to elderly, disabled and medically fragile citizens.

In collaboration with the N.C. Community Foundation, the dental foundation is awarding a $5,000 grant to the Dental Lifeline Network, that provides comprehensive treatment to people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile through a network of volunteer dentists and labs.

The critical need for access to care continues to rise as more people become elderly, disabled or medically fragile and are unable to afford dental care. Since its inception in 1985, the network, and its flagship program Donated Dental Services, has surpassed $378 million in donated dental therapies, transforming the lives of 120,550 people.

“Thanks to the long-time and generous support of the N.C. Dental Society and its Foundation, Dental Lifeline Network will be able to bring life-changing and life-saving care to people with special needs who have no other way to get treatment,” said Fred Leviton, CEO, Dental Lifeline Network.

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About the North Carolina Dental Society

The North Carolina Dental Society was founded in 1856 and remains one of the oldest dental societies in the country. Representing 3,900 member dentists across the state, our mission is to help all members succeed. The NC Dental Society is a part of the American Dental Association, the nation’s largest dental association, representing 161,000 member dentists, and the leading source of oral health information. For more information, visit ncdental.org.

About Dental Lifeline Network
Dental Lifeline Network (DLN) is a national charitable organization and affiliate of the American Dental Association whose mission is to improve the oral health of people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile and have no other way to get help. DLN accomplishes its mission by developing and coordinating collaborative relationships that provide essential resources for direct-service programs, especially charitable care.

Contact:

Clair Diones
Dental Lifeline Network
VP, Marketing and Communications
cdiones@dentallifeline.org
720-287-6186