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!
DDS Volunteer Brochure
2011-2012 Annual Report- Dental Lifeline Network