—Dental Lifeline Network’s redesigned website, DentalLifeLine.org
, will make it easier for dentists and laboratories to participate in the Donated Dental Services program as well as make applying for donated dental care more user-friendly for patients.The DDS network includes more than 15,000 volunteer dentists and 3,600 laboratories nationwide providing comprehensive dental care for people with disabilities, the elderly and the medically fragile who cannot afford treatment.
The new website features profiles of state programs, making it easier for prospective volunteers, patients and referral agencies to learn more about the DDS program in their state.Dental Lifeline’s DDS program reached a milestone in 2013 of donated dental treatment totaling more than $250 million to 120,000 people since DDS began in Colorado in 1985. (See related story
.)Henry Schein Dental Creative Services unit donated the initial design and templates for the new website.
“We are extremely indebted to Henry Schein Dental for their support,” said Fred Leviton, DLN president. “In many states, our ability to make dental treatment accessible to more people in desperate need depends on the expansion of our volunteer base. We believe our new website will help potential volunteer dentists and labs learn more about how easy it is to donate their services through DDS.”
The website also highlights patient stories and recognizes the support of strategic partners, funders, supporters and medical specialty organizations that have endorsed Dental Lifeline’s mission.