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Permanent link  Thank you, Hellenic American Dental Society

03/10/2014

Kudos to the Hellenic American Dental Society for its work at the CDS Foundation Clinic Feb. 24-28. Its team of volunteers ran the treatment rooms during the inaugural Greek Week, with spectacular results:

 

  • Produced $11,546 in donated dental service
  • Placed 35 fillings
  • Extracted 18 teeth
  • Competed treatment on 5 patients

 

Many thanks to Drs. LaValle, Kouracos, Marinis, George, Kanellos, Lo, Papadimitriou and Haralampopolos, and honorary Greeks Dr. Sullivan and King, for their efforts that week.

There are still open operatories in the March and April calendars. Ask these volunteers about their experience, and then see for yourself. Call Dottie at 630.260.8530 if you have time to serve.

 

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Permanent link  Midwestern University clinic adds pediatric care to menu of services

02/18/2014

Midwestern University’s Dental Institute recently announced the addition of pediatric dental care — exams, cleanings, tooth restoration, and minor oral surgery  — for children from age 5 and up. Orthodontic care is also available. Since some children can benefit from early orthodontic intervention, the Dental Institute strongly advises an orthodontic screening by age 7.

The Dental Institute is home to some of the most advanced technology and diagnostic tools available to help provide patients with quality dental care. Student dentists in their final years of professional training treat patients under the supervision of licensed faculty who have many years of private practice experience. As a teaching clinic, patients can expect comprehensive, compassionate care – at about half the cost.

The Dental Institute is part of Midwestern University’s Multispecialty Clinic located at 3450 Lacey Road, Downers Grove IL. For more information about the services offered at the Dental Institute, contact 630.743.4500 or visit www.mwuclincs.com.

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Permanent link  Dental Lifeline Network Reaches Milestone In Donated Services

01/14/2014

Our congratulations go out to Dental Lifeline Network (DLN), a charity that provides dental services all 50 states and the District of Columbia to people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile and have no other way to get help. In 2013, these services reached a total of $250 million since the creation of its Donated Dental Services (DDS) program in 1985.
Through this flagship program, volunteer dentists and laboratories in several states have provided treatment to 120,000 people. Donated by more than 15,000 dentists and 3,600 laboratories nationwide, treatment through DDS is comprehensive, unlike care provided through many other dental charities.
“Our success in making dental therapies accessible to people who critically need care is due to the overwhelming generosity of dentists who willingly contribute their services and staff time and the laboratories that support them,” noted Fred Leviton, DLN president. “For people who suffer daily with severe pain from fractured teeth, advanced periodontal disease and the inability to eat normally, dental treatment is life-transforming,” Leviton said.
DLN is headquartered in Denver with DDS program coordinators located throughout the country who screen program applicants, match them with volunteer dentists, arrange for laboratory support and specialists as needed and provide logistical coordination between patients and providers. Patients are treated in the dentists’ offices. The average value of treatment is more than $3,000. Every dollar raised or contributed results in more than $10 of professional services. 
DLN was founded in 1974 by Larry Coffee, DDS, a graduate of Northwestern University Dental School. For information to become a volunteer dentist or laboratory or to make a donation, please visit www.DentalLifeline.org or call 888.471.6334.

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Permanent link  Dental Lifeline Network Reaches Milestone In Donated Services

01/14/2014

Our congratulations go out to Dental Lifeline Network (DLN), a charity that provides dental services all 50 states and the District of Columbia to people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile and have no other way to get help. In 2013, these services reached a total of $250 million since the creation of its Donated Dental Services (DDS) program in 1985.
Through this flagship program, volunteer dentists and laboratories in several states have provided treatment to 120,000 people. Donated by more than 15,000 dentists and 3,600 laboratories nationwide, treatment through DDS is comprehensive, unlike care provided through many other dental charities.
“Our success in making dental therapies accessible to people who critically need care is due to the overwhelming generosity of dentists who willingly contribute their services and staff time and the laboratories that support them,” noted Fred Leviton, DLN president. “For people who suffer daily with severe pain from fractured teeth, advanced periodontal disease and the inability to eat normally, dental treatment is life-transforming,” Leviton said.
DLN is headquartered in Denver with DDS program coordinators located throughout the country who screen program applicants, match them with volunteer dentists, arrange for laboratory support and specialists as needed and provide logistical coordination between patients and providers. Patients are treated in the dentists’ offices. The average value of treatment is more than $3,000. Every dollar raised or contributed results in more than $10 of professional services. 
DLN was founded in 1974 by Larry Coffee, DDS, a graduate of Northwestern University Dental School. For information to become a volunteer dentist or laboratory or to make a donation, please visit www.DentalLifeline.org or call 888.471.6334.

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Permanent link  Local dental association adopts CDSF Clinic — with great results

10/07/2013

The CDS Foundation was so thankful when Chicago’s Chinese American Dental Association stepped up to adopt the CDS Foundation Clinic the week of Sept. 23. Its members committed to covering all patient care those five days.

And the members can be proud, as their work was tireless. In one week the volunteers posted: 

  • 54 volunteer hours
  • 71 patients
  • 27 different procedures
  • $16,680 worth of donated dental services – for which the patients did not pay a dime.

Many, many thanks to Drs. Jennifer Chen, Jason Cheng, Chen Li Chin, Frenk Feng, Yi Hsiung Huang, Barbara Lin, Samuel Lin, Tony Liu and Helen Lo. They were joined in the clinic by hygienists Valentia Beresneva, Pam Bienduga and Cheryl Pierini.

If your group wants to adopt the clinic for a week, too, contact the CDS Foundation Dental Clinic at CDS.Foundation.Clinic@gmail.com or call 630.260.8530.

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