Dental Lifeline Network

Since its inception in 1985, the DDS program has surpassed $250 million in donated dental therapies, transforming the lives of more than 120,000 people.

Dental Lifeline Network (DLN) is a national charitable organization whose mission is to improve the oral health of people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile and have no other way to get help. DLN accomplishes its mission by developing and coordinating collaborative relationships that provide essential resources for direct-service programs, especially charitable care.

Through DLN's flagship program, Donated Dental Services (DDS), dental care  free, comprehensive dental treatment is provided to the country’s most vulnerable people with permanent disabilities, 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 3,600 dental labs across the United States.


Do you qualify?

DDS operates a program in each state. Please click here to find qualification guidelines and an application for the state where you reside.