Donated Dental Services
The Donated Dental Services (DDS) program is a collaborative, direct way that the dental profession reaches out to individuals with special needs. Because of the extraordinary compassion of over 15,000 dentists and 3,000 dental laboratories across the country, DDS tends to the essential and comprehensive dental care needs of our nation’s most vulnerable people; disabled, elderly or medically-compromised individuals who cannot afford necessary treatment nor get public aid.
DDS patients have slipped through the cracks of Medicaid and Medicare programs with nowhere else to turn. Participation could not be easier. Dentists and labs take care of the patients, DDS does everything else; no headaches, no red tape. A DDS Coordinator is the liaison between the patient, the labs and the dentists, answering any and all questions, assisting the patient, the lab and the dentist with anything and everything. The goal of DDS is to return patients to good oral health, enabling them to reach an affordable maintenance level.
For more information and to volunteer click here or call 803-726-4522!
Applicants must not be able to afford dental care. Applicants must be permanently disabled, elderly, or medically fragile. Accepting applications for military veterans and/or people who cannot receive essential medical treatment due to their dental condition, e.g., a kidney transplant. Applications are being accepted for some South Carolina counties for people who are not military veterans and people who cannot receive essential medical treatment due to their dental condition. Must be permanently disabled, elderly, or medically fragile. https://dentallifeline.org/