Dental Lifeline Network — More than Dentistry. Life.
Mission: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.
Dental Lifeline Network
A national nonprofit organization, founded in 1974, that provides access to dental care and education for people who cannot afford it and:
- have a permanent disability or
- who are elderly: age 65 or older or
- who are medically fragile
Have you forgotten your “Why?”
Many of the dentists we help have simply forgotten why they started practicing dentistry in the first place. Almost every one of the doctors we speak to wanted to pursue a career where they could improve the health of their patients and provide for their family. What they didn’t realize is that running a successful practice requires you to not only be a great practitioner but to also lead and run a business at the same time. For many, this is an overwhelming prospect and one they were not equipped for in dental school.
Our Flagship Program
Through our flagship program, Donated Dental Services (DDS), dental care is provided through a national network of 15,000 volunteer dentists and 3,700 volunteer laboratories. Dental Lifeline Network has 60 staff members. Many, located throughout the United States, serve as Program Coordinators who work with these volunteers, linking them with patients in need of care.
Real Help. Real People.
We provide real help for real people with real problems. Every dollar donated to Dental Lifeline Network generates $8.87 in care through our flagship program, Donated Dental Services (DDS).