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American Association of Orthodontists Donated Orthodontic Services800.699.6785www.isortho.orgIllinois program for families who can not afford orthodontic treatment for their children. Families must meet eligibility requirements and fill out an application to be considered for program.
Chicago Dental Society Foundationwww.cdsfound.org
Head Start312.951.8798Email Dr. Sharon Perlman, DDS, MPH, to learn more about giving a child a head start on oral health in your office.Federal pre-school program that promotes school readiness for low income families, strives for all children to obtain optimal oral health and obtain a dental home.
Smiles Change Lives888.900.3554www.smileschangelives.org National nonprofit that matches volunteer orthodontists with children of low-income families. Families must meet eligibility requirements, fill out an application and undergo a screening process to be considered for the program.
Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach708.496.3900www.mission-outreach.orgThe Springfield-based non-profit has a local warehouse that collects and sorts donations of used medical and dental equipment and supplies for redistribution to needy hospitals and clinics in the developing world. Donations are welcome, and volunteers are needed to sort and pack supplies and enter data at the warehouse.
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The following clinics and services have expressed a need for volunteers. To update your listing or have your clinic or service listed, please click here.
Northwest Community Hospital, Mobile Dental Clinic800 W. Central Rd.Arlington Heights, IL 60005-2392847.618.5573Volunteers: Please call Nancy Colovos at 847.618.5572.Donations accepted.
Northwest Community Hospital Mobile Dental Clinic800 W. Central Rd.Arlington Heights, IL 60005847.618.5573Volunteers: We are reaching out to our fellow dentists, hygienists, and specialists to volunteer by providing direct patient care in our clinic. You can also help by accepting referrals for patients who require dental work beyond the clinic's scope of service. Please contact Dr. Ahmed El-Maghraby for more information. Donations accepted.
CommunityHealth2611 W. Chicago Ave.Chicago, IL 60622 641 W. 63rd St.Chicago, IL 60621
Illinois’ largest volunteer-based free health clinic serving the uninsured. CommunityHealth provides primary and specialty care as well as lab services and medications free of charge. The clinic is currently recruiting licensed and certified dental professionals for the following volunteer opportunities:
Volunteer Dentists and Dental Hygienists needed
Volunteer Dental Assistants needed
Licensed providers will fill out an application. Clinic volunteers (dental assistants) will sign up for an info session.
For specific questions, contact Ava Zeligson, Manager of Volunteer services at 773.969.5923.
Goldie's Place5705 N. Lincoln Ave.Chicago, IL 60659Volunteers: Please call Shamika White, Dental Program Director, at 773.271.1212.www.goldiesplace.orgLicensed dentists and hygienists are needed to volunteer in this free clinic for homeless adults. Services include fillings, root canal therapy, scaling and root planing, extractions, and prophy and oral hygiene instruction, as well as 20 free denture cases per year. This clinic is run in partnership with the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. Donations of supplies are also accepted.
Pacific Garden Missions1458 S. Canal St.Chicago, IL 60607312.281.4801www.pgm.orgVolunteers: Please call the number listed above.Volunteer dentists are currently available on an extremely limited basis.Donations accepted.
Core Center for HIV and AIDS
2020 W. HarrisonChicago, IL 60612312.572.4500Volunteers: Please call the number listed above.Donations accepted.
Infant Welfare Society of Chicago
3600 W. Fullerton Ave.Chicago, IL 60647(773)782-2800www.infantwelfare.orgVolunteers: Please call Ana Quinones at number listed above.
West Town Clinic
2418 W. Division St.Chicago, IL 60622312.744.5464Volunteers: Please call 312.413.4800.
Eleanor Wester Dental Clinic, Howard Area Community Center
7648 N. Paulina Ave.Chicago, IL 60626773.262.6622Donations accepted.
Cicero Dental Clinic
4937 W. 25th St.Cicero, IL 60804708.222.4629Volunteers: Please call office director Carol Guido at the number listed above. Clinic also has openings for part-time employees.Donations accepted.
Children's Dental Clinic
2100 Ridge Ave.Evanston, IL847.866.2953Volunteers: Please call Carla Bush at 847.866.2953, ext. 2304.Donations accepted.
Community Nurse Health Association
27 Calendar Ave.LaGrange, IL 60525Volunteers needed.Donations are accepted.
Dental Lifeline Network - Illinois
P.O. Box 211Northbrook, IL 60065800.893.1685Volunteers: Please call number listed above.Donations accepted.
DuPage County Department of Public Health
111 N. County Farm Rd.Wheaton, IL 60187630.682.7560Volunteers: Please call Mila Tsagalis at 630.682.7400, ext. 7336.
A tradition of working for the dental profession. The Chicago Dental Society was organized in 1864 and incorporated in 1878. The objective of the Chicago Dental Society is to encourage the improvement of the health of the public, to promote the art and science of dentistry and to represent the intrest of the members of the profession and the public that it serves.
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