What is DDS? Donated Dental Services

The Donated Dental Services (DDS) is an organization that provides free, comprehensive dental treatment to our country’s most vulnerable people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile. These are people who cannot afford necessary treatment and cannot get help in any other way. Program coordinators link volunteer dentists and labs with patients in need. One of our Seasons of Smiles Dental patients, Karen Davis, came to us through DDS. She has been given a beautiful new smile and is delighted to tears, not just her tears but ours as well. Karen gave our office permission to share her pictures and her story because she says that she can see her real self now when she looks in the mirror, and she wants others … Continue reading →

Donated Dental Services (DDS)

Dental Plaque given to us from Donated Dental Services.

Dental Lifeline Network * Maine More than Dentistry. Life. Maine Donated Dental Services (DDS) P.O. Box 2282 Augusta, ME 04338-2282 Phone/FAX: 207.620.8276 www.DentalLifeLine.org Dear Dr. Norman Medina: We are so grateful that you volunteer for the Donated Dental Services (DDS) program and hope you have had a rewarding experience. You are among 15,192 dentists and 3,350 laboratories nationally that enabled 7,400 people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile to get over $24 million in essential care. In our state, 208 other dentists and laboratories donated $309,758 in services for 97 patients. The attached annual report provides more details and includes information about several remarkable cases. Despite all the wonderful stories about people whose lives have been changed, … Continue reading →

Dentures FAQ – The First Visit

X-Rays showing teeth #'s 22,27.

This is our first visit with Mike, and in the back of my mind I knew that I wanted to do a write up, a step-by-step journal with pictures on what it takes to make a new set of dentures. There are so many concerns and anxieties expressed about dentures, and we’ve been looking for a way to share the process; dispel the fears and anxieties; and answer the many questions about dentures. But if we are to share this with our Internet friends, I wanted to work with an ideal denture candidate. What, you might ask, makes an ideal denture candidate? Every case is a bit different. If you would like to meet with us to discuss your options, … Continue reading →