The Retired Dentist Program was initially funded by the Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation to assist retired dentists with the ability to give back to the profession and their community, by providing dental care to persons who have difficulty accessing care.
To be eligible the dentist must no longer be earning income from any activity for which a license to practice dentistry is required and must be willing to treat the underserved for no monetary compensation. These donated services can include direct patient care in private dental offices through programs such as Donated Dental Services (DDS), in community and volunteer clinics, or in volunteer activities such as Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) or Minnesota Mission of Mercy (MnMOM).
Reimbursement for licenses, professional liability insurance, CPR, and continuing education expenses are provided in return for providing at least 100 hours per year, or approximately one day per month, of care to the underserved.
To apply, download these documents.