Minnesota Dental Foundation OneSmile Gala
The Minnesota Dental Foundation held its first-ever Gala and Fundraising event on October 16, 2015 at the Town & Country Club in St. Paul. This event was the first of many to expose the Foundation and all of its efforts to eliminate unmet oral health needs in Minnesota. Click here for more info.
DDS program volunteers needed
The DDS (Donated Dental Services) program provides comprehensive dental care to those who are disabled or who are elderly or medically fragile and cannot afford the needed dental care. It is a program of Dental Lifeline Network (DLN) and has been in Minnesota since 2003. Over 450 Minnesota dentists provide care in their own offices. Specialty care is provided and all necessary lab work – implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, etc. – is provided free by over 100 labs in Minnesota.
Volunteer dentists generally see only one or two patients per year. About 300 patients are on the waiting list and it’s real easy to sign up to participate.