Tri-County Dental Society has several programs in place to help residents in our communities obtain the oral health care they need. Some programs are geared for children, others for the elderly and the disabled or medically compromised and others for uninsured adults who can't afford treatment.
Give Kids A Smile: (click to learn more)
This program provides free oral health care services to children from low-income, uninsured families across Riverside and San Bernardino Counties and the eastern portion of Los Angeles County.
Give Adults A Smile (click to learn more)
This program provides free oral helath care services to adults from low-income, uninsured families across Riverside, San Bernardino and the eastern portion of Los Angeles County.
Donated Dental Services (DDS): (click to learn more)
Donated Dental Services (DDS) is a program supported by the CDA Foundation and administered by the Dental Lifeline Network, formerly the National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped. DDS links volunteer dentists throughout California with elderly, disabled and medically compromised individuals who cannot afford necessary dental treatment.
A DDS coordinator is responsible for determining eligibility of applicants, linking patients with nearby volunteer dentists, monitoring each patient’s progress through their treatment plan, and coordinating specialist and laboratory services. Resolving barriers that interfere with care and supporting the dental professionals that participate in the DDS program are the coordinator’s most important responsibilities.
If you would like more information click on the link above or contact the DDS coordinator, Sue Lear by calling 877.357.8660. If you would like to volunteer for this program click here for more information.
Desert Friends Of The Developmentally Disabled (DFDD): (click to learn more)
Desert Friends of the Developmentally Disabled (DFDD) is a public benefit charity dedicated to improving the lives of all developmentally disabled children and adults in the Coachella Valley and Riverside County. DFDD is creating programs to support the well being and special needs of the developmentally disabled in the Coachella Valley including providing free dental services.
Low Cost Dental Services: (click to learn more)
There are several clinics in our communities that offer free or discounted dental services to those in need. Click on the above link to get a list and information on these clinics. Please note that this list is intended for public use only and should not be construed as an endorsement of any participating dentist or clinic.
Become A Volunteer: (click to learn more)
Many people in our communities do not have the good fortune of having dental insurance. They rely on programs and low cost dental services in their areas. Tri-County Dental Society is looking for dental volunteers to assist local clinics and/or participate in community events when needed. To learn more click on the above link.
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