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Oral Health Program: Donated Dental Services Program

Donated Dental Services (DDS)

Since 1998, hundreds of participating dentists and dental labs work through the coordinated efforts of the DDS program. This Wisconsin Dental Association (WDA) program has provided more than $8 million in free treatment to thousands of patients.

Volunteer dentists donate 100 percent of their materials, staff, and services. Delta Dental of Wisconsin Foundation and the WDA Insurance Programs also contribute financial support.

Smiling dentist in their office

Donated dental services are for people who are unable to afford needed dental care because of a limited income which is clearly linked to a permanent disability, chronic illness, or advanced age (65 and over).

All the information pertaining to the applicant's need is based on a completed application and a phone interview done by the referral coordinator. Contact WDA Foundation Donated Dental Services Lead Coordinator:

Mary Beth Berres
Lead Coordinator
 888-338-6852 or 414-755-4188

Volunteer dentists agree to:

  • See one to two patients a year.
  • Decide whether to formally accept a patient after meeting the person and assessing their dental needs.
  • Donate 100 percent of their materials, staff, and services.

Referral coordinator will:

  • Connect patients with volunteers.
  • Assist volunteers with patient referrals to specialists, as needed.
  • Assist volunteers with securing donated laboratory services for patient, as needed.

Please contact your county Department of Aging, Health and Human Services or contact WDA Foundation Donated Dental Services Lead Coordinator, Mary Beth Berres at or  888-338-6852 or 414-755-4188.

Last revised August 4, 2023