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Nonprofit asks dentists to donate care to ‘One Vet’ for Veterans Day

November 05, 2018

by Michelle Manchir

Dental Life Network vet
As Veterans Day approaches, Dental Lifeline Network, with the support of the ADA, is asking dental teams to donate care to veterans with special needs.

Launching its Will You See One Vet campaign, the national nonprofit that serves people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile, Dental Lifeline Network is asking dentists to consider donating comprehensive treatment to at least one veteran with special needs each year. Veterans Day is Nov. 11.

General dentists and specialists are both encouraged to register as a volunteer at

After volunteers fill out a short form, Dental Lifeline Network screens patients to confirm eligibility, helps ensure that they show up to appointments and coordinates lab work and any needed specialty care.

Volunteers will join more than 15,000 other dentists nationwide and 3,400 laboratories that make up the Dental Lifeline Network. Currently, there are more than 17,000 people on waiting lists for Donated Dental Services (DDS), the network’s flagship program. Since 1985, the DDS program has surpassed $378 million in donated dental care.

For more information or to volunteer, visit