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Donated Dental Services Blog Stories

DLN Spring 2016 Update

Volunteers Change Lives Donated Dental Services (DDS) volunteers make a world of difference, helping people like Kathleen who was involved in a trailer accident and suffered nerve damage and degenerative disc disease. Pain medication from the accident damaged her teeth; Kathleen had nowhere else to turn. Dr. Scott Pettinato, a DDS...
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Outstanding Volunteers Recognized by DLN • KS!

Dental Lifeline Network • Kansas honored seven outstanding volunteers from the Donated Dental Services (DDS) program at the Kansas Dental Association board meeting on April 9th. The volunteer dentists and laboratories were recognized for their commitment and service to providing care for people who lack access to dental treatment. The...
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DLN • Colorado Recognizes Outstanding Volunteers!

Dental Lifeline Network • Colorado honored five outstanding volunteers from the Donated Dental Services (DDS) program at the Colorado Dental Association on April 12th. The volunteer dentists and laboratories were recognized for their commitment and service to providing care for people who lack access dental treatment they cannot afford. The...
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Kansas Donated Dental Services (DDS) Surpasses $10 Million Milestone

Kansas Donated Dental Services (DDS) has exceeded $10 million in comprehensive dental care contributed by volunteer dentists and dental laboratories to people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile and cannot afford care. The program was started in 1996 by Dental Lifeline Network • Kansas in conjunction with the...
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DLN Success Stories of 2015!

Donated Dental Services (DDS) smile success stories of 2015!   World War II Auschwitz Concentration Camp survivor Henry, age 91 and his wife Agnes, age 84, have a colorful history, emigrating from Poland to the U.S. through Ellis Island to Boston in 1949. Henry worked as a meat cutter until the...
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Donated Dental Services (DDS) helps U.S. Army Veteran

Did you know that Donated Dental Services (DDS) helps veterans obtain dental care they need so desperately but can’t afford?  In the fiscal year 2014-2015 DDS served 418 veterans which equated to $1.7 million in services. Read about Raymond, just one of many veterans DDS has served:   Raymond is...
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DDS Volunteer Runs 50 Marathons, Raises Funds for Colorado

Dr. Brian Kelly, Donated Dental Services (DDS) volunteer dentist and Dental Lifeline Network • Colorado board member, has accomplished an incredible feat: completing 50 marathons, one in each state. His 50th marathon was the 45th Annual Maui Marathon in Hawaii on September 20th. To leverage his accomplishment for the greater...
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Oregon DDS Honors Volunteers

Dental Lifeline Network ● Oregon honored outstanding volunteers in its Donated Dental Services (DDS) program at the Oregon Dental Association House of Delegates meeting in September. The 281 volunteer dentists and 102 volunteer dental labs have provided $8 million in care to nearly 3,000 vulnerable people in Oregon since 1988. Patients include...
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Donated Dental Services | Dental Care for Navy Veteran

Today we join with other Americans celebrating our country’s independence and thank the current military members and veterans who have served our country. Sadly, many veterans don’t receive any dental benefits and have limited funds to pay for dental treatment they need. Dental Lifeline Network and Donated Dental Services (DDS)...
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