Are you willing to see one patient through the New York Donated Dental Services (DDS) Program?Dental Lifeline Network,

a strategic partner of the ADA, has been operating the Donated Dental Services (DDS) Program nationally since 1985, and in New York, statewide, with the support of the New YorkState Dental Association since 2009. I serve on the DLN NY informal board and am a long?time DDS volunteer. I’m personally asking for your help today. There are 29 patients waiting for care who live in the 7th District, particularly in Monroe County. Only patients with disabilities, who are elderly or medically compromised and can’t afford care are accepted into the program. Please join me and the other 539 dentists throughout the state who currently volunteer with DDS and help one patient. More dentists are needed, including specialists. Will you see one?

  • Pre-screened patients are treated in your office.

  • You determine the treatment plan.

  • Coordinators work with specialists and the labs.

  • You don’t pay for lab expenses.

  • Very little paper work is required.

It is easy to volunteer – go to and click on Volunteer or go to Additional information about the program is available. Just see one patient for a consult and you decide if you want to continue.

Please contact me if you have any questions


Steve Damelio, DDS