Over 37 million people in the United States do not have access to dental care. Disabled, elderly, and medically fragile Americans often cannot afford the high prices of dental care. And in most states, Medicare and Medicaid do not cover dental treatments for adults. Enter Dental Lifeline Network, the program that has transformed the lives of over 120,000 people.

Part of the Donated Dental Services flagship program, Dental Lifeline Network provides access and education to those who cannot afford dental care, those with permanent disabilities, the elderly, and those who are medically fragile.

The extensive nationwide program could not occur without the generous donations of time and money from others. With a program in every state, Dental Lifeline Network operates with the help of 15,000 dentists and 3,500 dental labs – all of which use their time and resources to change one patient’s life. For more information on Dental Lifeline Network and ways to help: click here.

Veterans also receive oral health care from Donated Dental Services and you can help, too.

The Lifeline Heroes Challenge in Support of Veterans is underway to assist the Donated Dental Services (DDS) program with a focus on helping veterans with special needs. It is generously supported by many companies such as Delta Dental, Guardian, Patterson Dental, Henry Schein and Benco Dental.

Learn more about Lifeline Heroes Challenge in support of veterans here.

With over 17,000 people waiting to access dental care through the program, Dental Lifeline Network needs support. To continue “developing and coordinating collaborative relationships that provide essential resources for direct-service programs, especially charitable care,” DLN is seeking donations. With more funding and volunteer dentists and labs, the program can open its doors to more people in need.

For more information on Dental Lifeline Network and ways to help: click here.