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

All counties are OPEN for applications

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Southeast Pennsylvania: Click here to download and print an application
Rest of Pennsylvania: Click here to download and print an application


Southeast Pennsylvania
(Philadelphia and surrounding counties)

Marsha Thomas, DDS Coordinator
724.568.4944 (fax)

Dental Lifeline Network • Southeast Pennsylvania
P.O. Box 357
Vandergrift, PA 15690

(Rest of State)

Tammy Shumaker, DDS Coordinator
717.776.3268 (fax)

Dental Lifeline Network • Pennsylvania
P.O. Box 205
Newville, PA 17241

All applications must be submitted through the DDS Coordinator

Donated Dental Services (DDS)


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Leadership Council

  • Bernard Dishler, DDS
  • Joe Bakanawski
  • Maria Conde-Cavalier, DDS
  • Aleta Detwiler, DDS
  • Richard Knowlton, DDS
  • Jason Pellegrino, DDS
  • Arnold Pfannenstiel, DDS
  • William Spruill, DDS
  • Marisa Swarney
  • David Tecosky, DDS
  • Charles Weber, DMD
  • Chad Zahm, DMD

The first time I wore my pearl necklace, I noticed it matched my teeth – I was astonished. Dr. Pettinato was so calm, kind and compassionate. Dr. Burns was a doll, too. (DDS Coordinator) Tammy always checked in with me on my treatment. It was a team of people who helped me. You never forget that. You guys have saved my life.

–Kathleen, a Pennsylvania DDS patient