Welcome to the Minnesota Dental Foundation website where you can find a wealth of information about the activities and programs of your Foundation to help eliminate unmet oral health needs in Minnesota.
Minnesota Dental Foundation OneSmile Gala
The Minnesota Dental Foundation held its second OneSmile Gala and Fundraising event on October 7, 2016 at the new home of the Minnesota Vikings, U.S. Bank Stadium. It was another successful event to raise money to help the underserved access dental care.
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. Approximately 440 Minnesota dentists provide the needed 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 200 patients are on the waiting list and it’s real easy to sign up to participate.