August 25, 2017 – Dental Lifeline Network partnered with The Smile Generation® in eight states to provide munch needed dental care to people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile. Through DLN’s flagship program, Donated Dental Services(DDS)®, over 100 of its patients received donated dental care from more than 50 dental offices.
Total, nearly 5,000 Smile Generation volunteers and over 2,300 patients received care resulting in $4.3 million in donated dentistry on this year’s Smile Generation Serve Day.
“Smile Generation Serve Day gave us the opportunity to serve more patients with special needs, in states where many had been desperately waiting for care,” said Fred Leviton, CEO, Dental Lifeline Network. “We are so appreciative to all of our volunteers and the Smile Generation offices that donated their time and changed lives in their communities.”
Stephen Thorne IV, with the Smile Generation, sees Smile Generation Serve Day as a way of engaging volunteers to help people through acts of service. Thorne reflected, “I’ve found when people engage in the physical act of service – of giving oneself and one’s time and talents to serving others – it changes our hearts and minds about what is truly important in life.”
About The Smile Generation
The Smile Generation is a referral service that connects patients with trusted dentists and financial options that helps patients afford the care they want and need. The Smile Generation network is made up of more than 580 dental offices throughout Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington.
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About Dental Lifeline Network
Dental Lifeline Network (DLN) is a national charitable organization 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. For more information, please visit www.dentallifeline.org.
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