Donated Dental Services (for Patients)

Donated Dental Service (DDS) is a collaborative program in which the dental profession reaches out to individuals with special needs.


An Overview

The DDS program is made possible through collaboration between Dental Life Network and the North Carolina Dental Society.

DDS is a program that provides donated dental care to people who are disabled, medically compromised, or elderly and who have no financial resources with which to pay for their extensive dental care needs.

DDS is not an emergency dental care program, nor does it take care of routine cleanings.

More that 350 dentist and 80 dental labs across the state volunteer their time and energy to help DDS patients.

Do I Qualify?

Qualified applicants must be permanently disabled, critically ill, or elderly and have no financial resources with which to pay for the dental care they need. The DDS program is not designed to cover routine or emergency care.

DDS can accept children who are financially disadvantaged, although North Carolina Medicaid covers most of these cases. DDS is not a medicaid provider and applicants with this coverage will not be eligible for care.

As of July 18, 2013, Donated Dental Services in North Carolina will be reopening applications except for the following nine counties:


If you do not reside in one of the closed counties, please click here for an application


Contact information

Jennifer E Gillette
DDS Coordinator

PO Box 3643
Cary, NC 27519
phone: 919-677-9001
fax: 919-677-1397
toll free: 877-650-9001