We recently received word from the Illinois Society of
Orthodontists (ISO) that their new volunteer program, Donated
Orthodontic Services, is up and running. Volunteer orthodontists
will treat one or two cases per year. Patients must complete an
application and meet certain eligibility requirements to be
If you are a general dentist who would like to refer a patient to
the program, please view the referral
form that must be completed.
Orthodontists who would like to find out more about volunteering
can view the volunteer
application and recruitment
For more information, please visit the ISO website or contact the
program coordinator, Dedra Williams, at (800) 699-6795.
A second program that also provides orthodontic treatment to
children of low-income families is Smiles Change Lives. A
national nonprofit, Smiles Change Lives is currently accepting
applications from Illinois residents. For more information,
visit their website
or call (888) 900-3554.