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Indiana DDS Highlights

Dental Lifeline Network is grateful for the Indiana Dental Association’s partnership in developing a Donated Dental Services (DDS) program in 1991 to help people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile and had no other access to dental care. During this difficult time of uncertainty, we are especially...
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Lifeline in Action – Cancer Survivor Gets a Reason To Smile!

Dr. Jacob Peters loves to improve smiles. Through continued education and a passion for the work he does, he consistently goes above and beyond in doing so. Dr. Peters has been improving the smiles of patients in his community for 11 years now. He also donates his time and talents...
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Lifeline in Action – Hawaii Patient Gets a New Smile!

Dr. Michael Miyamoto has gone above and beyond in the field of dentistry in his 30 years of practicing. He holds excellence as the standard for his patients, and that is reflected in his many esteemed honors and awards, including being voted the Best Dentist in Hawaii five times. Dr....
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DLN Success Story – Iowa Leadership Council Chair Helps Patient Regain Her Smile!

Ann, 67, lives on her own in Coralville with her two rescue dogs. She enjoys spending time with her three children and six grandchildren. Until four years ago, Ann was working as a registered nurse and was a self-proclaimed “go-getter” but now, she is just trying to get her strength...
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Lifeline in Action – Montana Board Member Helps Patient Get a New Smile!

For the last 16 years, Dr. Christopher Hirt has been providing Billings residents with top-notch dental care. He is an active member of the Montana Dental Association, and has been awarded multiple Fellowships. In addition, Dr. Hirt serves as a Donated Dental Services (DDS) volunteer, where he volunteers his time...
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Lifeline in Action – Louisiana Veteran Receives Essential Dental Care

Dr. Frank Martello believes that there is always more to learn about dentistry. His dedication to continuing education allows him to keep up-to-date on the best ways to help the people he serves. One way he continues his education is by serving as a volunteer for Louisiana’s Donated Dental Services...
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DLN Success story – Air Force Veteran Receives Life Changing Dental Treatment

Pamela, 66, is an Air Force veteran who lives in Granville County. After Pamela was discharged from the service she went on to work at an ophthalmologist office until her retirement. Now that she is retired, she enjoys volunteering with Habitat for Humanity and other organizations in the community, reading...
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DLN Success Story- Arizona Patient Can Smile Again After Life Changing Injury

Susan, 67, lives alone in central Arizona. Years ago she survived a horrific surfing accident that left her with Myofascial Thoracic Syndrome. As a result of the accident, she has difficulty holding up her neck for long periods of time and has limited use of her arms. In addition, Susan’s...
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DLN Success Story – Florida Patient Can Smile After Help From Volunteers

Darren, 54, lives in Santa Rosa County with his sister. He was a nurse in an emergency room for many years and truly enjoyed helping people. Darren also enjoyed coaching soccer. Due to health issues, he is no longer able to work or coach and misses both. Now, he enjoys...
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