The Donated Dental Services (DDS) program provides free, comprehensive dental treatment to our country’s most vulnerable people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile. These are people who cannot afford necessary treatment and cannot get public aid. The program operates through a volunteer network of more than 15, 000 dentists and 3, 700 dental labs across the United States. Since its inception in 1985, our DDS program has surpassed $330 million in donated dental therapies, transforming the lives of 117, 000 people.
Dentists and Dental Labs – Please join us – Volunteer!
Volunteering is easy. As a dentist, you review patient cases in advance, choose to see or decline any patient, and determine your own treatment plan. You see patients in your own office, never pay lab costs, and the program requires no extra paperwork from your staff. You treat the patient. DDS does everything else.
As a lab, you donate the appliances our patients so desperately need – including dentures, crowns and bridges. Several companies donate materials for these appliances. When donated materials are available, DDS makes the arrangements.