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Donated Dental Services

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Through Donated Dental Services, Madison Family Dental helps seniors living with disabilities get the dental care they need to keep their teeth healthy.

Since 1999, the mission of the WDA Foundation’s Donated Dental Services (DDS) program has been to bring needed dental care to Wisconsin residents who are unable to afford treatment because of a limited income that is clearly linked to a permanent disability or advanced age (65 and older).

This program is by application directly with the Donated Dental Services program.

Prospective DDS patient applicants can learn more about the program by contacting your county Department of Aging, Health & Human Services.

Eligibility is determined based on a completed written application and phone interview by the DDS referral coordinator. During the interview process, the applicant will be asked questions pertaining to income, expenses and other pertinent factors to determine financial need as well as services required.

When a patient is accepted into the program, he/she is put on a waiting list until a participating volunteer dentist becomes available. The number of individuals on the waiting list varies by county.

The Dentists Who Volunteer

Wisconsin dentists who participate in the program have agreed to volunteer their services to one or two patients a year. Each volunteer dentist decides for him/herself whether to formally accept an individual based on a face-to-face meeting to assess dental needs. The referral coordinator is available to help the volunteers with such matters as a referral to a specialist and securing donated laboratory services if needed.*

*The DDS program does not provide lifetime dental care. The dentists do not donate routine cleanings or examinations after the initial treatment plan is complete.

Since 1998, more than $9.2 million in care has been donated by 792 volunteer dentists to 3,211 patients; 154 dental labs have donated supplies and services worth $651,711.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Delta Dental of Wisconsin Charitable Fund, and WDA Insurance and Services Corp. provide financial support for administrative and lab costs. Participating dentists donate more than $8 in clinical expertise, treatment, and materials for every $1 funded by these entities.

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